What is Floating?
Also known as Floatation Therapy, REST Therapy (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) or Sensory Deprivation, floating involves lying in a salt-water solution in a specially designed tank (often referred to as a float tank, sensory deprivation tank, or isolation tank). Your experience at Reflexion Float Centre is about everything you won’t be doing. You won’t be fighting gravity. The 850 pounds of Epsom salt in the water takes care of that while you lie on your back. The water is kept at a skin receptor neutral temperature which means that you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. Your ears stay just below the water, and the tanks are insulated against sound – noise from the outside is unable to reach you. After you shut the door to the tank, you float in total darkness.
The deep state of relaxation which floating brings about is profound, lasting long after your session.
By reducing cortisol levels and allowing you to disconnect for an hour, floating can have a transformational effect on your anxiety.
Floatation therapy works on arthritis for many reasons. The first and most obvious is that floating relieves the body from the effects of gravity, which decreases strain and stress on joints.
Floating can activate resting mental processes that allow for better thinking, processing and imagination.
A little bit like the 'Eurika' moments we've experienced in the shower or out walking in nature.