Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress or hurting from aches and pains? If so, you might have considered trying flotation therapy. But does it actually work? Here’s everything you need to know about flotation therapy!
Flotation therapy is an increasingly popular holistic health approach. This therapy offers sensory deprivation in a specially designed pod filled with around ten inches of warm water mixed with Epsom salts, offering participants deep relaxation and rest.
Flotation therapy is also called sensory deprivation because it relieves our senses and allows for deep relaxation. The tank water is set to the same temperature as your body (around 94 degrees). This provides a seamless experience — where you can’t tell where your body ends and the water begins. Your brain no longer has to worry about adjusting to different temperatures.
Flotation therapy, also known as REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) therapy, is a treatment that uses floatation tanks to create a sense of weightlessness. The buoyancy of the Epsom salt solution removes the effects of gravity on the body, which allows every muscle in the body to relax. This ultra-deep relaxation resets the body's hormonal and metabolic balance, causing the individual to experience a level of rest and relaxation they haven't experienced before.
Flotation therapy is an effective treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, and pain management. It is also known to promote creativity, improve sleep, and boost cognitive function. In a study conducted by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, flotation therapy was found to be an effective treatment for chronic pain, with participants reporting a significant reduction in pain intensity and pain-related disability.
The benefits of floating are noticeable even with only one float, however, like any therapy consistent and repeated usage amplifies the results. Expect to float 2-3 times to really understand the positive impact floating can have in your life.
“I did an intro float today. Lisa was so sweet and informative! The pod was comfortable, clean, and gave me such a relaxing atmosphere. I feel completely decompressed, like I just got the best nights’ sleep I’ve had in years.” - Alec Tripp
“My experience at Float Spa was wonderful! The Float Therapy was very relaxing. I left feeling more recharged and balanced! The welcoming and friendly staff made the experience even more enjoyable.” - Kyle Kifer
“This was my first experience floating, and it was amazing! The staff here is very friendly and helpful; they walked us through the whole process and gave us different options on how to experience our float by giving us music choices and showing us how to turn the lights in the float pod on and off. Would definitely recommend!” - Adriana C.
FLOATspa is a wellness center located in Hot Springs, AR that offers flotation therapy, massages, facials, waxing, and permanent cosmetics. We are a family-owned business dedicated to helping our customers relax and clear their minds from everyday life. Relief from stress is only an appointment away. Book your appointment today!