Float therapy is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate your physical and mental health. Unwind as you reach a meditative Zen state while experiencing the incredible benefits regular floaters often experience such as increased immunity, improved sleep patterns, accelerated injury recovery, increased energy, stress reduction, improved thinking and creativity.
How does it work?
The floatation pod is enclosed, lightless, and soundproof, creating a sensory free environment by shielding you from light, sound and gravity. By removing gravity and stimuli, the majority of the brain's activity is dramatically reduced, allowing it to focus inward. This temporary startling of the brain from lack of stimulants is quickly adapted by the mind and it begins to generate stimulation from within.
Float Therapy benefits the mind as the brain moves from the state of Alpha Waves, the frequency the brain works at during waking moments when relaxed but not processing any information, into the further relaxed state of Theta waves. Theta waves are those achieved during light sleep, extreme relaxation, deep meditation, and are community used for hypnosis and self-programming.
During this break from gravity the brain encourages the pituitary gland to release a generous amount of dopamine and endorphins. These are powerful natural pain relievers and mood enhancers. They promote a sense of well-being while further enhancing the healing benefits of the zero-gravity environment. The release of endorphins and the shifting of brain waves create an environment which is virtually impossible to maintain a high-stress level after a float session.
With mind and body completely relaxed, the brain is able to fully sync with each of its physiological layers. During float therapy, the body’s homeostasis, it’s optimal environment, finds the perfect balance and lets organs work in harmony.
Elements Massage Acton is happy to help you find the perfect personal escape from everyday stresses in an environment without gravity, sound or lights. Backed by science and proven to stimulate mindfulness, relieve stress and improve health, unwind from your daily sensory overload with floatation therapy.
Now that you have learned about the benefits and what it does for your body, you can schedule your first float therapy session with great confidence that you will come out refreshed and rejuvenated.