Like floating on a cloud ...
The environment in the float tank turns down the "volume" in an incredibly loud world by removing distractions including gravity, temperature, touch, sight and sound. This leaves you in a deeply relaxed and meditative dream-like state like the state you enter just before you go to sleep.
Your brain uses a lot of power to deal with the strain of gravity on the body, however, in a float tank, your body and mind are freed from gravity so you can fully relax. As a result, the brain does not need to send out any commands to the body so activity in the logical side of the brain synchronizes with the creative hemisphere.
Floating is a wonderful way to achieve clarity and peace of mind. It is also a great way to relieve stress, muscle tension and pain. Buoyancy takes care of your body weight, making it easier for you to relax and completely let go.
In the Tank
Floating has been shown to be a great way to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as helping with a whole host of different health issues that are caused or exacerbated by stress.
It’s an experience which brings about feelings of tranquility and rejuvenation. The benefits of floating come down to its three main components, each of which has great ripple effects of holistic wellness: sensory deprivation, zero gravity, and high concentrations of magnesium in the water.
Then there are the wider health benefits linked to improved quality of sleep and increased relaxation, plus the fact that your muscles get a well-deserved rest after hours spent standing, walking or sitting – all things which can lead to back pain.