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Here's everything you need to know about Float Therapy

Meet the wellness remedy helping you to float your way to a better night’s sleep, decreased anxiety and relief from pain.

What is float therapy?

Float therapy involves relaxing in a sensory deprivation float tank filled with a magnesium solution that allows you to easily float on the water’s surface.

Fact: the sensory deprivation tank was first designed in 1954 by John C. Lily who was an American physician and neuroscientist. The dark, sound-proof tank provided him with a way of experimenting with the effects of sensory deprivation on human consciousness.

Float therapy was introduced to the general public in the 1970’s, it was then that more robust research began to highlight the benefits associated with this treatment. More recent studies have found that float therapy can reduce muscle pain, improve sleep, relieve stress and anxiety and increase your mental clarity, to name just a few.

Who needs to try out float therapy?

Float therapy is suitable for everyone but particularly helpful for anyone dealing with stress and anxiety, sleep issues or anyone with serious muscle aches and tension.

If you suffer from skin conditions, check with a professional before using float therapy; in rare instances, the high levels of magnesium can further irritate pre-established skin concerns.

✔️ Relieves stress and anxiety

✔️ Promotes better sleep

✔️ Reduces muscles aches and tension

Float therapy for relief from stress and anxiety

Multiple studies have shown that float therapy can significantly reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety within its users. The full sensory deprivation experience allows your mind to relax and encourages your brain to move into a deeply meditative theta state. Relaxing your nervous system with this treatment works to increase mental clarity, improve your energy and motivation and help to relieve anxiety.

Many report a feeling of profound calm and wellbeing when regularly using float therapy as a tool to boost their mental health. Remarkably, according to a 2014 article published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, float therapy has actually been shown to increase productivity and creativity immediately after treatment.

Float therapy for getting a better night’s sleep

Studies have shown significant reductions in cortisol levels after floating – cortisol is a hormone that affects your metabolism, immune function and inflammation throughout your body. High levels of cortisol can interfere with your sleep and, in an unfair turn of events, lack of sleep can further elevate your cortisol levels. Talk about catch twenty-two. An evening float could be just the thing you need to break the cycle and get you into an ongoing better sleep routine.

The magnesium in the water is also absorbed through your skin; with a plethora of benefits, one of them being (you guessed it) stabilising sleep-wake cycles. It’s important to maintain healthy magnesium levels to optimise your mental and physical health; a lack of magnesium can lead to fatigue, stress and a lack of energy.

Float therapy to reduce muscle aches and tension

The increased magnesium levels, paired with the total weightlessness of the float experience help your muscles to relax beyond their usual limits to relieve tension. A recent study found that those with severe pain and aching muscles were relieved after a series of float sessions.

Float your way to feeling great

If float therapy sounds like it could have the health and wellbeing answers you’ve been searching for, check out our float sessions here, or book directly with us now.


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