Talk to most people and they will tell you stress is such a buzz-kill. We all lead busy lives and don’t always have the proper outlet to release pent-up tension, problems, discomfort, and a boatload of other issues. One of the newer forms of therapy out there making headlines is the float pod. Not only is it one of the coolest-looking water chambers ever, but it’s designed to deeply relax your mind and body for the ultimate in meditation. Human beings like being around water, according to psychological studies. It makes us happier. Maybe that is why the float pod is becoming one of the finest ways to achieve mental clarity.
Modern Flotation Therapy
Floating on water to heal the mind and body has been around since the 1950s. It is also called sensory deprivation therapy. Light and sound are removed to isolate external stimulation. Today, the modern float pod is designed to let you be completely buoyant on water in a bed-sized container with different shades of light emanating from inside. You also have the option to turn off the light to be bathed in complete darkness.
Saltwater is used to create the relaxing experience via Epsom salt, so your body can float with ease. Epsom salt gives a silky feeling to water, and its high magnesium content offers amazing benefits to the body when it is absorbed through the skin. For example, the mineral boosts the immune system, improves heart rate and blood circulation, strengthens bones, keeps blood pressure in check, relieves stress, improves nerve function, regulates blood sugar, flushes toxins away from the body and more.
Immersing the body in total silence for short periods of time is believed to offer therapeutic value because your brain doesn’t have to bother with processing visual stimuli. The water is so dense inside a float pod that it will feel like you’re in zero gravity.
Birthday Suit Buoyancy
That’s right. Float pod therapy is best when you are nude, but you don’t have to be. The state-of-the-art float chamber experience has been developed to recreate a sense of being in your mother’s womb, and wearing your birthday suit helps to enhance the unique immersion. It’s like being in a warm cocoon.
The float pod uses 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt in 10 inches of water to render you weightless. Your body is not fighting gravity, and you are able to enter a state of deep mental and physical relaxation. The temperature of the water ideally matches your skin temperature. You get into the zone and are able to let go.
The entire therapy lasts from 60 to 90 minutes, and although that may seem like an eternity to some, it really isn’t. You will slip into a deep meditative state. Some patients cannot tell if they were sleeping or meditating, but after the experience, they feel refreshed and almost euphoric.
Creativity, Cognition, Coolness
Those who engage in float pod therapy become obsessed with the treatment because it delivers incredible results. When distractions and external stimuli are removed, people tune in to their inner self. One study has revealed that flotation therapy can help the brain become more creative and boost cognitive function.
Other research shows that when the body is in a resting state, the brain’s memory becomes more powerful. In addition, the brain learns to adopt new skills in a shorter period of time. Flotation therapy can also make you happier as it releases endorphins. High endorphin levels allow us to de-stress, sustain positive energy and feel less pain.
The float pod is so ultra-relaxing that one hour in a float pod is equal to 8 hours of regular sleep. Science teaches us that floating expedites blood flow to all the parts and systems of the body, including the brain. The effects from one floating session last for days, and you glow with well-being.
Some people like dipping into a float pod to recover from pain or injury or to relieve arthritis symptoms. Expectant women say that it removes strain from the body and allows them to achieve a more relaxing pregnancy with better sleeping patterns.
If you’re seeking pure relaxation both physically and mentally, then flotation therapy is something to consider. Today’s modern float pod is quickly becoming an excellent way to de-stress, feel limber, creative, calm and positive.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
If you’re excited to go inside a float pod, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Nouveau Med Spa. At our convenient location in Chubbuck, our team of experts is well-versed in the beneficial therapy and can show you what this amazing experience can do for you. Being in a sensorial deprivation chamber is like nothing else on the planet. You will enjoy floating in zero gravity and releasing the worries and distractions of the day. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!