Float Therapy

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Have you ever slept all night but not felt rested in the morning? 

Have you ever tried to relax only to find your mind is going 100 miles per hour? 

Do you sometimes feel that you just can’t focus and that you’re losing your creative spark?

Do you wish that you had more energy throughout the day?  

We are constantly inundated with sensory input and stress from everyday life: smart phones, social media, work, school, traffic, relationships, theme parks – the list goes on and on. Even if we don’t feel it in the moment, constant sensory stimulation and stress can take a toll on our mind and body over time.

Floating can help to clear your mind and relax your body from the constant stress of life’s daily pressure

WHAT IS FLOATING?

Imagine floating effortlessly in skin temperature water saturated with over a thousand pounds of epsom salt: zero gravity, zero distractions from the outside world. It’s just you: your body and mind completely relaxed in a natural restorative state. Our state-of-the-art Ocean Float Rooms™ will allow you to experience the liberating feeling of weightlessness along with deep physical and mental relaxation, and a profound relief from stress on all levels.

 

 

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Professional athletes, those who struggle with stress or anxiety, and people with various health problems have all used floating for a variety of beneficial reasons, both anecdotal and scientifically-backed. Floating can help facilitate the healing and rehabilitation of injuries, regulate sleep patterns, stimulate the brain’s creative right hemisphere and ease the pain of arthritis. At Orlando Float & Massage, we believe that floating is a simple and effective way to invest in your health and well-being!

Float Nation: A Documentary Exploring the Resurging Trend of Floating

Benefits of Floating

Scientific research suggests that float therapy can have an immediate effect on pain relief and the elimination of stress as well as improvements in sleep quality and overall optimism (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4219027/).

Benefits that you may experience from floating include:

o  Relaxation of the mind and body

o  Relief from stress and tension headaches

o  Pain relief from arthritis and other physical conditions

o  Improved sleep quality and sleep pattern regulation

o  Lower blood pressure and increased immune function

o  Increased energy, heightened awareness and mental clarity

o  Enhanced healing and rehabilitation of injuries

o  Faster muscle recovery from athletic training

o  Quicker recovery from post-travel fatigue and jet lag

o  Enhanced creative thinking and problem solving

o  Deeper meditation without the need to practice meditation

o  Improved mental and spiritual well being

accelerate muscle recovery 

The History

Floating is far from a new trend. It’s been around since the 1950s and has proven popular throughout the world. It all started in 1954 when a neuroscientist named John C. Lilly created a stimuli-free environment in order to have a control group for his various experiments. Along the way, he created the world’s first float tank and discovered some of the numerous health benefits of sensory deprivation. Float tanks have since evolved over the years from metal tanks to fiberglass pods to spacious float rooms such as our state-of-the-art Ocean Float Room™.

The Science

In the absence of sensory stimulation and stress, your brain is able to rest and awaken its creative right hemisphere. Your body in turn lowers its levels of cortisol, the “stress hormone,” while releasing elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, a.k.a. the “feel good” hormones.

 

Without the pulling force of gravity, your body is more free to relax. When your body doesn’t have to worry about tasks such as standing, walking, sitting or lifting, it can focus more on deep healing and recovery.

 

When deep rest and relaxation is achieved, your brain transitions from producing Beta (awake, normal, alert consciousness) and Alpha (relaxed, calm, lucid) waves to producing Theta (deep relaxation and meditation) waves. During this “Theta” state of very deep relaxation (which occurs during REM sleep), brain waves are slowed down to a frequency of 4-7 cycles per second. People with years of experience meditating have meditated consecutively for hours in order to achieve the same state of deep relaxation that can be reached during a one hour float session.

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Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate USP)

The pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt in our float rooms is made up of the chemical compound magnesium sulfate and is renowned for its therapeutic and healing properties as a natural anti-inflammatory.

Magnesium is a mineral nutrient required by the body to regulate more than 300 enzymes and is vital in organizing many bodily functions, including muscle control, energy production, and the elimination of harmful toxins. Magnesium also plays an important role in the release and uptake of serotonin, a mood elevating chemical in the brain, which promotes a feeling of well being and relaxation while reducing anxiety, irritability, insomnia and abnormal heart rhythms. Sulfate plays a key role in the formation of brain tissue and improves the body’s absorption of nutrients. It also helps in eliminating toxins from the body and can assist in resolving headaches.

 

Many of us are nutritionally deficient in magnesium sulfate with decreasing levels around the world. The depletion of minerals from agricultural over development, the consumption of overly processed foods, and the overuse of prescription drugs are some of the reasons driving the depletion of magnesium sulfate in our bodies. Magnesium deficiencies around the world have contributed to the growth of heart disease, stroke, arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue syndrome and digestive disorders.

The good news is that magnesium sulfate is easily absorbed through the skin where it heads straight to work in your body. With over a thousand pounds of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt in each of our float rooms, floating is an easy and effective way to boost your internal magnesium sulfate levels and improve your overall health and well being.

"Quiet the mind and the soul will speak."
- Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

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