floating triggers the physiological relaxation response and the reduction of sensory inputs allows your mind to quiet and helps you rediscover your inner calm.
It sounds too good to be true. Does it really work?
Yes! A growing body of scientific research is beginning to confirm what floaters have known for decades.
What is floating?
Float effortlessly like a cork atop 200 gallons of water warmed to skin temperature with 400kg of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) dissolved within an environment minimizing external sensory input.
your body and mind
floating is like a cheat code for meditation. the environment is ideally suited for exploring your inner headspace and you can quickly access higher states of awareness and consciousness
the feeling of weightlessness provides instant relief for joint aches and pains and allows your muscles to completely relax while you float effortlessly.
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athletes are discovering that floating helps to give them a competitive edge. they report that floating helps them eliminate distractions, focus their mind, and enhances their visualizations.
we are more plugged in and online than ever before and sleep deprivation is becoming the new normal. sleeping in the tank can be deeply restful, and many clients report having fantastic nights of sleep after floating. it has also been found to be helpful for overcoming jet lag.
in the absence of external stimuli your mind is free to wander and explore uncharted cognitive domains. many people experience vivid memories or new insights and ideas. artists and musicians report feeling more open minded, spontaneous and creative.
If you are science nerds like us and you want to dive deeper into the research literature,
please check out our updated summary of research on the benefits of floating here.
Several news magazines have recently reported on floatation therapy and discussed the existing evidence as well as research projects currently underway. These provide a solid, non-technical introduction to the science of floating.