Floating tank therapy has immense impact on body. It reduces production of adrenaline and cortisol – substances associates with high stress level in human organism. On the other hand, it increases the level of enhancing moods endorphins. Floating reduces heart rate and lowers blood pressure.
The ability to reduce stress level by floating was scientifically proven by experiments.
Four aircraft pilots of different specialties became entirely or seriously unable to carry out their duties. They all failed systematic relaxation treatments; hypnotherapy turned out to be equally ineffective. The pilots were offered float tank sessions of a minimum 6 hours.
The treatment turned out to be a full success. Tank sessions relieved pilots from anxiety and all of them re-gained or even improved their flying skills performance!
Floatation has turned out to be a very efficient fear-reducing treatment that can be applied even when other therapies failed.
Floating tank therapy has also been successfully used in curing phobic fears. The efficacy of the treatment was confirmed by another unusual experiment.
Snake phobic volunteers were put in the float chamber for 5 hours. At the end of this time, they gained access to the button that when pushed relieved slides showing snakes. The therapy participants revealed significantly decreased fear of snakes comparing to a control group.
Float tank therapy is also helpful with stress-related disorders including sleep problems. Patients suffering from insomnia treated with tank sessions revealed an improvement up to three months after the treatment.
Everyone knows what stress is, however to explain it is quite difficult. This is because it affects people in so many different ways. Although stress symptoms are different it stems from the same reaction in your body.
Stress is a natural occurring response in your body which is initiated when you feel a threat around you. It actually triggers a fight or flight response. When you experience stress from an external threat your body basically responds by preparing you to protect yourself from the threat. It puts up your defenses to fight and protect or to flight and get you away from the threat. Stress basically releases natural occurring chemicals to protect yourself from harm. When in times of threat or danger stress works with you. However if you feel stress all the time it can be dangerous to your health.
Problems in our Western society contributes to us leading a hectic life style. You constantly want more materialistic things beyond your true needs and forgetting that you also need time out for yourself. You constantly worry about violence, loss of life, unemployment, family pressures, failure, conflicts, environment, and the list goes on.
These constant pressures and worries of everyday life can trigger stress and if prolonged stress is not overcome you are on the path to burnout. This leads you to not being able to utilize your body's natural resources efficiently and depending on our heredity and life history, it can lead you to age quickly and be more liable to health issues. Your bodies will break down at it's weakest point.
Don't deny stress, it is a real health issue. Stress may be implicated in up to 70% of visits to the doctor.
Your body is a complex systems. When something is wrong, your body will tell you through special warning signs. Unfortunately, most people ignore these warning signs and may be on the path to serious health problems. It can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, speed up the aging process and leave you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.
Some of the early warning signs of stress are:
- Chronic fatigue
- Mood swings
- Frequent headaches
- Feeling run down
- Unexplained weight loss
- Unexplained weight gain
- Gastrointestinal disturbance
Relaxation is the most important key to health and well-being. It is the antidote to stress.
Our bodies have amazing powers of recuperation, you just need the chance to relax and let these powers work. Floatation therapy will bring you a state of profound deep relaxation, your mind and body will have the chance to restore its natural powers of self regulation and healing. This state of deep relaxation is beneficial to your health. It cleanses your blood of harmful stress related chemicals that your body produces naturally under stress. Chemicals like adrenaline, cortisol and lactic acid allows you to use your body more efficiently. Your health and wellbeing is your responsibility, so take action now and make your appointment today and you will never look back.
When you enter the floatation tank, you will stop making constant adjustments to the outer stimulation. There is no constant signaling from your senses, any worries or pressures will disappear and your mind and body can devote all of its energy to self regulation and healing.
So, if you are feeling stressed don't let it get out of control, simply allow yourself an hour to use the floatation tank and do nothing. The relief will be instant and you will walk away from your floatation session with a sense of clarity, focus and both physical and mental renewal.