Many claim that Float Therapy (aka Sensory Deprivation), is the easiest way to experience deep relaxation, profound meditation, and intrinsic wellness. It involves entering a float tank (or float pod), which is a well-engineered chamber filled with highly concentrated epsom salt water, allowing the user to float effortlessly on the surface of the water. External stimuli, brain chatter, and distractions are significantly diminished due to the float environment. The water is heated to your ambient skin temperature, so after a little while, you no longer feel the water. You cannot see or hear anything due to the darkness and silence. Famous celebrity and comedian, Joe Rogan, has a simile to describe Float Therapy that has resonated with many - "It’s like the mind completely untethered from the body."
Users report powerful mental and physical benefits. Mental benefits include a reduction in stress and anxiety, as well as enhanced clarity, focus, and creativity. Many liken Float Therapy to "meditation on steroids". Physical benefits include increased circulation, decrease in blood pressure and cortisol levels (the main chemical agent of stress), the draining of lactic acid, improved sleep and immune function, and stimulation of endorphins, to name a few.
Here are 3 reasons you should try this emerging wellness treatment: