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Float Therapy Benefits Stress Relief

One of the primary benefits of floatation therapy is stress relief. Floating allows for deep relaxation that can help reduce stress. At Halcyon Floats, floatation therapy provides the perfect stimuli-free experience to unplug and reset. Halcyon Floats is the perfect getaway, right here in Philadelphia, in Fishtown.

Suspended in your own private sea of Epsom Salt solution, completely free of distractions, the body's relaxation response is triggered. The relaxation response is the opposite of stress response - fight or flight, and is characterized by the release of dopamine and serotonin, while stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline decrease, lower blood pressure and heart rate. In the psychological state, thoughts that might normally result in a feelings of anxiety, are processed with a deeper level of clarity, promoting deep introspection and problem solving, and overall sense of well-being. For these reasons and more, studies are showing that sensory deprivation tanks are wonderful tools to help clients who struggle with anxiety, PTSD, and other stress related disorders.

Floatation therapy has a profound impact a Stress Relief, here's how:

-Distraction free environment

-Reduces cortisol levels

-Promotes the production of the GABA neurotransmitter

-Aides in cultivating mindfulness

-Float effortlessly in body temperature water

-Perfect environment for a meditation practice

-Allows the individual to have a deeply personal and intimate experience

-Clarity of thought and sense of well-being

Float Therapy Is A Natural Prescription For Stress Relief

Floating has become the greatest-kept secret to safely and naturally relieve stress and anxiety. Float tanks provide a weightless environment that, when combined with pitch darkness and silence, induces sensory deprivation. Your body and mind are permitted to totally relax and unplug as your senses are shut off from the outside world's stimulus.


Float Therapy Is A Form Of Meditation

Floating employs Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) to enhance point-to-point relaxation in the body. Water in the tank is heated to 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit to create a soothing environment where you can reach a new level of meditation that is typical before falling asleep or waking up. Your thoughts may focus on rhythmic breathing, and you will enter a deeper level of calmness.


Float Therapy Benefits The Brain

Floatation therapy creates a unique environment: free of external stimuli, which is proven to increase feelings of serenity and relaxation, and decrease feelings of anxiety and tension – which last long after your session is finished.

Float therapy creates a unique environment that is free of external stimuli, which increases feelings of serenity and deep relaxation. It can also decrease feelings of anxiety and tension long after your session is finished.


Float Therapy Benefits The Body

During a float therapy session, gravity no longer has a grip on the spine and back. The nervous and muscular-skeletal systems can reset as tension is removed.

Flotation treatment activates the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system, putting our sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system on hold—allowing our body and mind to heal from the strains of modern living.

A routine floating session can reduce cortisol levels (a stress response hormone) and help you disconnect from the pressures of everyday life.

The stress-relieving qualities of floating also mean it’s a great meditation aid, and can significantly improve sleep quality too.

The stress relief benefits of float therapy also involve a great meditation aid, which can significantly improve your quality of sleep.

Epsom Salt Is Replenishing

Not only is float therapy a great way to relax, but it also has its own set of advantages. Magnesium naturally drains from the body as stress increases. According to the National Academy of Sciences, most Americans have a magnesium deficiency, which is one of the essential components of Epsom salt.


Each of our float tanks contains over 1,300 pounds of epsom salt to create a weightless environment. Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin while floating and replenishes magnesium levels in the body. The magnesium aids in the manufacture of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical produced by the brain that fights sadness or anxiety.

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