Float therapy is a luxurious escape from the constant stress of life’s daily pressures and a natural way to heal the body and mind. When combined with the zero-gravity like environment, the floatation allows your body and mind to enter into its deepest state of relaxation. Floating is especially beneficial for those who experience chronic pain, anxiety, burnout, and have high-stress levels. Everyone from older children, to senior citizens and pregnant women benefit from floating.
1. Reduction in Pain
The magnesium in the Epsom salt eases muscle, joint, and low back pain, as well as increase circulation and reduce blood pressure. In a 2006 study involving seventy patients, 54 of which who had stress-related pain, found that after twelve floatation treatments pain, stress, anxiety, and depression decreased. Optimism or positive attitude, sleep quality, and prolactin increased and stayed increased for up to 4 months after treatment. It was determined that float therapy is an effective way to treat stress related pain.
Fibromyalgia, a disease which is characterized by widespread pain and fatigue, has a new friend in floating. In his paper, “The Effects of Flotation REST on the symptoms of Fibromyalgia,” Dr. Borrie found that study participants diagnosed with fibromyalgia experienced, “Significant reductions in pain, muscle tension, stress, anxiety, and sadness, as well as significant increases in relaxation, feelings of well-being, energy, and ease of movement,” after only three sessions. These subjects also experienced better sleep quality.
2. Reduced Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety affects about 40 million adults in the US and depression affects approximately 15 million people each year. Most often people are treated with medication and talk therapy, float therapy is a new methodology that is gaining ground. In a 2001 study conducted by the Journal of Canadian Pain Society, it was found that float sessions decreased anxiety and depression and increased optimism. In a 2014 study, 65 participants were randomized into a wait-list control group or a floatation tank treatment group who received twelve floatation session over seven weeks. The control group has a rise in depression; whereas the flotation group saw a nearly 50% decrease in depression. It was then concluded that float therapy is successful in reducing stress and depression symptoms.
3. Improved Creativity and Productivity
Many people say they use sensory deprivation to recharge their batteries and access their creative mind. In a study conducted in 1987 by the University of British Columbia, five psychology professors participated in six, one-hour float sessions and six, 90-minute sessions sitting alone in their office. After each session, professors would dictate research ideas into a tape recorder. Findings showed that the research ideas post-float session were more creative than the office sessions. It indicates that “These findings support the prediction that float therapy would facilitate high-level creative behavior and positive affect.”
4. Mindfulness and Reduced Stress
According to the American Medical Association, 60% of all human illnesses can be derived from stress. Justin Feinstein, Ph.D. is the director of the only float lab in the US, The Float Clinic and Research Center at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. Through his studies, he is finding positive scientific data that floating does decrease stress and increase mindful meditation: “Our preliminary analyses are showing that the stress circuits of the brain are shutting off post-float.” The near-zero gravity state of the float pod allows the body to relax and because it reduces the outside minutia, people can look inward and practice mindful meditation. With the removal of outside stimuli, floaters focus on what is in the pod with them, most notably, their heartbeat and their breath. Many people who have difficulty meditating find it much easier in a pod.
Magnesium is an essential element to the human body in which adequate amounts are commonly not obtained from diet alone.
Sulfate plays an important role in many biological processes. It is found in every cell of human body. It is essential for production of collagen and for maintaining healthy skin, nails and hair. It is known to help flush toxins, to purify and detoxify the body of medications and environmental contaminants like heavy metals.
The meditative experience you encounter in a float pod is an excellent way to reduce stress and find balance in your life. Many diseases are linked with stress, so floating can help alleviate both physical and emotional pain. Studies have shown therapeutic benefit for people suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, chronic pain, P.T.S.D., insomnia, and addiction.
Being in a float pod is much like being in the womb, and many pregnant women have reported a deep, even spiritual connection with their unborn children when they float. Some have even been able to tune in to the sound of their child's heartbeat.
Optimal performance, prevention of injury, and reduced healing time are main reasons athletes float.Floating provides the genesis of healing for athletes who are suffering from various types of joint and muscle pain, sprains, surgeries or injuries. The density of the Epsom salt is a natural anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer, and puts the body into a a state of total relaxation which allows the body to naturally begin to heal itself.
To provide our customer with a unique experience to revitilize and rejuvenate the relationship of Mind, Body and Soul.
You must float on a Tuesday to get the $40.00 special price
Offer is good for two 1 hour float sessions, booked at the same time, on the
same day: one hour float for you, one hour float for a friend
PACKAGES DO NOT EXPIRE
PACKAGES CAN BE SHARED
NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
90 Minute and longer floats available
Call us for details 586.580.3938
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45965 Hayes Rd Shelby Twp., Michigan 48315, United States
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Special appointment times available