Monday, July 28, 2014

Why Flotation Therapy Can Change Your Life [Infographic]

You may think it's too good to be true, but until you've experienced flotation in action you'll just have to take my word for it. (Or seek for yourself the numerous, persistent, and well-researched investigations on the topic!) I’ll tell you one thing; this treatment really can change your life.

The incredible healing practice of flotation boasts astonishing and diverse pay offs: lasting stress relief, remedy from even chronic pain, improved immune function, treatment of swellings, accelerated recovery from injury, focus for competition, meditation, decision making, creativity enhancement, general well-being! And the list goes on. Mind and body together are strengthened and healed in this striking holistic therapy.

Let me give you the basics. Flotation involves a special relief from gravity by maintaining over 800 pounds of Epsom salt in a shallow pool of water, making the user float with effortless buoyancy atop the water. Under these conditions the skeletal and muscular systems are not constantly straining against gravity, and thus every muscle can relax more totally than is possible under any other circumstances.

The release from gravity also allows the blood to circulate more freely and completely, reaching parts of the body that may be unhealthy due to cardiovascular constriction (caused by things like smoking, cholesterol clogging, and tension), and in the process allowing the heart to operate more efficiently with less effort. Another result is a drop in blood pressure. The pulse rate slows. By relieving gravitational pressure on joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles, floating alleviates much of the pain that we’re forced to live with on a daily basis.

Furthermore, the relief of the body effectively supports the relief of the mind. Through deep, heightened relaxation the brain begins to substantially change its processes. Brain waves shift effortlessly while floating from normal Beta waves to lower frequency, deeply tranquil Alpha, Theta, and even Delta waves. In this state the body also increases its release of feel-good chemicals like serotonin, leaving you feeling happier and healthier.

The “pure” physical relaxation of flotation is known to trigger the body’s natural powers of healing and regeneration, which can be suppressed by day-to-day stress. Those who float leave feeling refreshed, recharged and revitalized.