Floating is 1000Lbs. of epsom salt saturated in 11″ of skin temperature water in a lightproof, soundproof pod in which you float upon the surface like a cork. Gravity and sensory input are almost completely eliminated allowing the floater to fall into a deep state of relaxation. The float pod creates an environment that cannot be found anywhere else on earth.
With the elimination of gravity and sensory input, the mind are body are allowed to do some some fascinating things. Blood pressure is lowered and circulation is increased, cortisol (the stress hormone) levels drop while at the same time the brain pumps out endorphins (our feel good hormones ). Recovery times from joint, muscle, and sports injuries can be greatly reduced. Some people suffering from fibromyalgia, claim this to be the greatest from of pain relief they have found, as pain is often eliminated throughout the body and is known to have a lasting effect for days.
The water and air are maintained at 34°C(93.5°F), after about 10 minutes it becomes difficult to feel which part of the body is in the water and which part of the body is out of the water. Often the floater will fall into a slower brainwave pattern known as “theta”. Theta is the border between the conscious and the subconscious world. While we are in this brain wave we are allowed to access and influence the powerful subconscious part of ourselves that is normally inaccessible to our waking minds. This time allows for us to take a look at everyday life from a different angle, self reflection, and just to let go of all our stresses and worries.
With all of the effects of floating along with the powerful detoxifying and relaxing properties of the insane amount of epsom salts, a deep state of relaxation is easily accomplished by absolutely anyone. Just 1Hr spent floating is equivalent to 4hrs deep sleep, you will come out of the pod feeling like your body went through a complete reset. Things will smell, look, and sound as if they have been “tuned back to factory settings”, your muscles will be loose, free from aches and tensions, and your skin will be silky smooth.