As a student who studies full time and works, discovering floatation therapy has been a lifesaver! I have now had 5 floats over the past couple of months, and with each one, I am noticing a cumulative positive effect on my overall stress levels.
With exam stress and other general life stressors present continuously, I have experienced a huge change in my ability to cope with the daily demands of a busy schedule. I now have a greater sense of being in my centre, and so even when faced with a tornado of potential stressors around me, I am able to stay calm, focused and don’t get caught up in the whirlwind surrounding me.
I have found that one of the benefits of floatation therapy has been to clear away the physical effects of stress. Allowing my muscles to fully relax, as well as removing stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, has meant that my body is much less tense, and my mind is clearer to focus on the tasks at hand. My attention span and ability to learn and remember new information has also been enhanced through this process.
A build-up of stress hormones in our body can have a detrimental effect on our physical and mental-emotional wellbeing. For example, increased production of cortisol leads to high blood pressure, increased levels of blood sugars, and inhibits the immune system. Stress also can affect the brain’s ability to work in an integrated and efficient manner, so when we are stressed, our memory and ability to learn can be inhibited.
Whilst clearing away stress hormones, another chemical release is happening that is highly beneficial – the release of endorphins. Endorphins are our “happy” chemicals and create an overall sense of wellbeing and peace. I find that this endorphin release really helps my mindset so that I feel like I can easily cope when faced with normally stressful situations – like exams!
So, if you are looking for an effective and natural way to manage your stress, why not try floatation therapy? If you are interested you can book online. I look forward to meeting you soon.