Why is Floating So Good For You?

Floating is a method of attaining the deepest relaxation one can experience. In the gravity free environment the body balances and heals itself as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating measurably reduces blood pressure and heart rate whilst lowering the levels of stress related hormones in the body. Old injuries and aches, (especially backache) experience relief as floating helps blood circulation and raises the body’s natural pain relief hormones, endorphins.

Floating is used widely in the treatment of stress, anxiety, jet lag and to improve concentration and creativity. Sports performance and recovery are also enhanced by floating. One hour of floating has the restorative effects of 4 hours of sleep!

What effects does floating have on the mind?

During a float, you produce slower brain-waves patterns, known as theta waves, (normally experienced only during deep meditation or just before falling asleep and when waking up). This is often accompanied by vivid imagery, very clear, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations or feelings of profound peace and joy, induced by the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates.

Because of these effects, floating is used effectively in the treatment of depression and addictions, including smoking and alcohol. It is also used in schools and universities as tools for Super Learning.

Is floating successful for everyone?

Floating, may not suit everybody. It needs willingness on your part to let go and see what happens, and you may need to float a few times before you are able to relax completely, both physically and mentally. Depending on your own journey through life, a float might provide an hour of total physical relaxation – or a profound healing experience; emotionally and spiritually transforming. Floating can be a wonderful aid to opening doors into your inner world, gradually allowing access to those deeper levels at which real changes take place, it can also simply offer you a feeling of Zen and tranquilly in your busy life.

Floating, in a nutshell, can help with the following:

  • Intense relaxation
  • Increase creativity and imagination
  • Relief of old injuries (back aches etc)
  • Increase circulation and energy levels
  • Ease Arthritis
  • Balance the left and right brain
  • Improve the condition of the skin
  • An aid for addictions, phobias and depression
  • Detoxify the system
  • Regulate sleeping patterns
  • Useful in pregnancy (for the full 9 months)
  • Relieve stress

Remember that the benefits of floating are cumulative – the more you float the better it gets and each float is never the same as the last.

To learn more about floating or to book a session, contact Float Om Kiama.