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What Are the Benefits of Float Tanks?

Updated: May 3


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Do you at times wish to experience nothing? Float away from the worldly chaos? The float tank is here to make your wish come true.


Also known as a sensory deprivation tank, flotation tank, isolation tank, or float pod, a float tank is a zero gravity, soundless, and lightless tank filled with skin temperature water infused with over 1000 pounds of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate). The salt creates buoyancy - much denser than the Dead Sea, allowing you to float effortlessly as your mind drifts away into complete bliss.


Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Tanks

Sensory deprivation tank therapy is based on restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST), an emerging therapeutic intervention that has been shown to provide numerous benefits.


Here is a list of benefits that floatation therapy offers you:


Recharging the Body and Mind

We live in a world full of constant stimulation and it can drain your energy and impact your mental health. A session in the floatation tank gets you away from any external stimuli allowing you to experience deep relaxation. Your body and mind can fully relax, recharge, and recover.


Provides Pain Relief

Studies have proven that sensory deprivation tank therapy can help ease chronic pain, accelerate healing of physical injuries, and relieve pain associated with health conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and pregnancy discomfort.


Provides Anxiety and Stress Relief

Flotation REST is highly beneficial to people with high-stress levels and anxiety disorders. The salt solution contains magnesium which helps bind serotonin, the mood stabilizer hormone, and reduces the stress hormone creating emotional balance.


Having 60 minutes away from any external stimulation allows you to experience profound relaxation and an improved sense of well-being which leads to reduced stress and lower high anxiety sensitivity.


Improves Sleep Quality

People with sleep disorders have found that they can sleep better after a session in the float tank. A culmination of all flotation therapy health benefits including decreased stress and pain relief puts you in a deeply restful state that allows you to fall asleep easily and comfortably.


Good sleep quality leads to decreased blood pressure and a lower risk of heart disease which translates to better long-term physical health.


Improves Cardiovascular Health

Sensory deprivation tank therapy benefits your heart health by inducing deep relaxation, which reduces anxiety and stress and improves sleep. As we observed earlier, good sleep maintains low blood pressure and strengthens your immune system.


Boosts Athletic Performance and Recovery

Many elite athletes like Steph Curry can attribute their peak performance and mental health agility to sensory deprivation therapy. It not only helps to alleviate muscle soreness but it also promotes faster muscle recovery after intense training or competition.


Enhanced Creativity

Where better to get unexpected inspiration than a float tank devoid of sensory input? The theta waves experienced before falling asleep or right before coming out of deep sleep have been associated with positive effects like enhanced creativity, increased sense of well-being, and decreased negative emotions like stress and anger.


Experience Tranquility With Flotation Therapy at Modern Mindbody Massage

Are you searching for the best float therapy clinic in Idaho Falls? Visit Modern Mindbody Massage and experience all the benefits of float therapy at our superior sensory deprivation tanks. Flotation REST in our flotation tanks offers numerous health benefits and leaves you renewed and rejuvenated. Schedule your first float therapy session with us today and experience ultimate relaxation.


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