Floating is an amazing, unique therapeutic experience that can be used as a stand-alone therapy but is often coupled with physical therapy or massage to maximize the relaxation response.
In flotation therapy, you float in a warm solution of water and Epsom salt, in a quiet and dark environment. This gives your body an opportunity to rest, recuperate, and heal at a much deeper level. Floating provides for a significantly reduced sensory input which allows our neurological process to slow down. The effects of gravity are reduced by up to 80 percent, which allows for decompression of our spine and joints, along with a reduction in our brain processing. The Epsom salt relieves pain, relaxes sore muscles, and helps provide nutrients for neurological and digestive processes and for balancing our hormones. Research describes expedited healing of fractures and sprains, pain relief, improved immune response, stress relief and reduction in depression, anxiety, and PTSD, and help for reducing addictions, improved sleep, enhanced learning, creativity, and problem-solving as additional potential benefits.