Float Pods: Welcome To The Future
Relax for one hour without any interruptions while you relieve pain, heal faster, de-stress, and improve sleep with no effort!
1,000 pounds of Epsom salt in 180 gallons of water creates a 30% salt solution. An environment even saltier than the dead sea! This allows the human body to float effortlessly on top of about 10 inches of water, free from the pressure of gravity. This anti-gravity environment makes you feel like you are floating in the air! The sensation is truly unique and deeply relaxing. It’s even safe to fall asleep. In the pod, the spine naturally elongates and straightens, and the body and brain undergo the same regeneration process that transpires during sleep-leaving you feeling relaxed, rebalanced, and revitalized!
Health Benefits of Float Pods
Choose to float in complete darkness and silence to experience sensory deprivation. The water is even heated to skin temperature, nearly eliminating all sensations. Sensory deprivation allows your mind and body to enter the most relaxed state they can be in while you’re awake. In the pod, your brain waves will change from alpha and beta waves— which dominate throughout the day— to theta waves. Naturally you experience the theta state on the cusp of falling asleep, right after waking up or during the deepest level of meditation. The theta state allows us to access deeper levels of creativity and higher-level problem solving. It is the border between the conscious and the subconscious mind. A state of deep relaxation and healing.
Improve Mental Health and Function
Total lack of external stimuli and stressors will help your brain relax and function at it’s greatest capacity. Floating improves mental clarity and alertness, increases creativity and problem solving abilities, and accelerates learning.
Alleviate Pain and Inflammation
Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years to alleviate aches and pains. Epsom salt is a strong anti-inflammatory that will aid in the relaxation of muscles and relieve pain from arthritis, migraines, injuries, workouts, etc.
In this unique anti-gravity state all weight and tension can be dropped. There are no pressure points on the body, which can provide up to 100% pain relief. The spine naturally elongates and straightens, and the body undergoes the same regeneration process that transpires during sleep.
Float pods have seen success easing chronic pains such as neck and back pain, and help with spinal misalignment issues. Float pods have even been shown to ease the pain from such conditions as arthritis and fibromyalgia, conditions with few natural treatment options. This alleviation in conjunction with the healing of massage and exercise can lead to prolonged periods of relief from pain.
Bodies physically rest and recover more quickly in a float pod- up to four times faster, in fact! This means you can train harder and reap the benefits of faster recovery times. The high concentration of Epsom salt draws out toxins and lactic acid from work outs, speeding up recovery time and allowing athletes to push themselves further, faster. This is especially in conjunction with infrared sauna use.
The float pod environment has also been shown to expedite the healing of broken bones and sprained joints, sometimes healing twice as fast as without floatation therapy.
Floating melts away stress by decreasing the primary stress hormone, cortisol, within the body. This leaves us feeling refreshed and serene after the float.
Lack of external stimuli is extremely rare in modern society. In the floatation environment, without the hustle and bustle of the world imposing itself, people experience a profound calmness of mind. This vacation away from the world allows for stress management and offers the psychological benefits of inner peace.
This means that for anyone with stress induced or related diseases, such as hypertension, ulcers, heart disease, and many others, the flotation tank offers a mental solution to the physical symptom, and goes after the problem at its source. By combating the stress, which is at the root of these issues, flotation tanks help to heal the body and the mind. Even more abstract mental issues, such as depression, psychological issues, even PTSD, have been shown to be alleviated in the tank environment due to shifts in brain chemistry. It may also help facilitate freedom from habits, phobias and addictions.
Improve Circulation, Blood Pressure, and Heart Health
The near-weightless environment of floating allows for the muscles and joints of the body to relax, increasing blood flow and circulation.
This helps decrease blood pressure, protects the elasticity of arteries, prevents blood clots, and reduces the risk of heart disease and heart attack. The increase in circulation also increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells throughout the body. Leaving you feeling replenished and energized.
Healing Properties of Epsom Salt
Epsom salts aid in joint pain, ease stress, and naturally relax the body. Despite the name, Epsom salts are actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium sulfate- which is absorbed readily through the skin- making a float the perfect way to uptake these essential minerals!
Nearly 70% of Americans do not get the daily recommendation of magnesium. Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. It also helps regulate blood sugar level, increases the effectiveness of insulin in the body, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Now getting your daily dose of magnesium is a whole lot easier!
Sulfur, the second component in Epsom salt, improves the absorption of nutrients, and naturally detoxes the body by flushing toxins and heavy metals from the cells. This eases muscle pain and helps the body eliminate harmful waste. It can then perform optimally so you feel your best!
Increased Immune System Functioning
The low-impact environment gives your body time to rest and recuperate, and gives your immune system the opportunity to shift into a higher gear, strengthening your body’s immune response.
Skin, Hair, and Nail Health
Epsom salts naturally exfoliate your skin, and strengthen your hair and nails. This leaves you looking and feeling younger!
Increased Reaction Time and Sensory Acuity
The sensory deprivation of the flotation tank environment has been shown to heighten the senses post-float and even lead to increased sensory acuity for days following.
Sleep Schedule Maintenance
Float pods have seen much success as an aid to those with insomnia or other sleep disorders. The sensory deprivation allows the brain a natural calm-down period, aiding those who have trouble entering this period naturally. Floating can even be used to alleviate feelings of “jet-lag” caused by changes in time zones or reset sleep schedules for those needing to do so to maintain a healthy level of sleep.
Get to Know Yourself
Floating helps you get down to the core of what makes you, you. It is a personal experience, so it’s different for everyone. Inside the tank you are alone with yourself. Eliminating all outside stimuli, and the weight of life in general, allows your brain to process things like never before and you truly get to know yourself. Inside the tank you are able to conquer things that normally weigh you down—even things you may not realize are a factor. Relaxation on this level helps put everything into a different perspective. Floating will truly change your life—helping you grow into the best version of yourself. All you have to do is let it.
Feelings of Euphoria
Floating also offers a natural increase in dopamine and other neurotransmitters, which create feelings of euphoria and aid mental relaxation. This has both the subjective benefits of a feeling of well-being, and the mental benefits of a more balanced brain chemistry.