Sensory deprivation therapy involves preventing stimuli from reaching at least one of the senses. Flotation therapy is a subtype in which all of the senses are cut off from external stimuli. It thus allows the nervous system to rest and renew itself. In the process, it can reduce stress and pain and allow people to achieve deeper states of meditation. Here at Nouveau MedSpa and Salon in Chubbuck, ID, we are proud to offer the Float Pod and encourage you to learn more about it.
Flotation therapy isn’t new. It was first developed in the 1950s by Dr. John C. Lilly, a psychoanalyst and neurophysiologist who was researching the limits of human consciousness. Scientists have found that flotation therapy can improve overall health and provide a space of consummate relaxation for your mind.
How does flotation therapy work?
Flotation therapy takes place in the Float Pod, which is roughly egg-shaped and large enough to accommodate a fully grown adult. The pod’s top will close and thus cut the patient off from all stimuli. It will shut the patient off from all sights and sounds. Floating will reduce stress on the patient’s body and thus relieve any pain.
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Flotation Therapy?
The average healthy adult – as well as individuals suffering from PTSD, anxiety, or depression – may be a good candidate for flotation therapy. It also helps to harbor realistic expectations about this therapy in terms of what it can accomplish.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about flotation therapy or the Float Pod, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Nouveau MedSpa and Salon. At our convenient location in Chubbuck, ID, our caring and experienced team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!