Sensory deprivation therapy in a float tank is a remarkably simple process, and you’ll feel results immediately after your first session. With regular sessions, many people find lasting stress management and anxiety relief without using medications. If you’re already taking meds for these conditions, you’ll want to check with your physician before changing or stopping your meds, but you may be surprised at how quickly you’re ready to have that conversation after you try float therapy!
Effective Stress Management
Urban life piles stress after stress on us, and many of us find ourselves living in a perpetual state of clenched jaws and quick tempers because of it. Stress can cause depression and physical ailments, dental problems resulting from grinding our teeth in our sleep, and a general feeling of unhappiness and annoyance. Spending an hour or two in a float tank on a regular basis helps our bodies and minds to reset, releasing stress and fully relaxing, so that we leave each session refreshed and ready to deal calmly with whatever life throws at us next.
Lasting Anxiety Relief
If you live with anxiety, you know all too well how anxiety builds to high points. Where you feel like the world is out to get you, or no one really likes you, or nothing you do is good enough, and you’re just a ridiculous pretender. Float therapy helps shortcut that build-up and allows you to take control of the endless loop of negative thoughts that can seriously affect every aspect of life. Inside the float pod, you’ll experience sensory deprivation, which is uncomfortable for some people at first. But, as you relax and begin listening to the sound of your own breathing, and you float so comfortably in the warm salt water that you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins, you reach a meditative state where your mind can slow down and stop feeding on its own frenzy. Repeated float sessions help you to build an upward spiral of relaxation and positivity and lasting anxiety relief, instead of an endless loop of self-destructive negativity.
Reduced Physical Pain
The float tank is about the size of a queen bed, and the warm water is loaded with Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), which makes you more buoyant than if you were swimming in the Dead Sea. Magnesium sulfate is also well-proven to reduce muscle tension and swelling, and floating also relieves stress on your body so it can return to its normal, healthy shape, instead of the cramped and crunched positions we find ourselves in after too many hours on the road and behind our desks, working on a computer. When your body doesn’t hurt, your stress and anxiety levels are lower, and you’re likely to find yourself sleeping better.
Try Drug-Free Stress Management and Anxiety Relief
If you’re ready to try natural pain relief, drug-free stress management and anxiety relief in Orlando, float pods are waiting for you at the HEAL Pain & Stress Relief Center. Heal 407 is a facility designed for relaxation and healing, and you’ll feel comfortable and cared-for from the moment you walk in. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment for your float tank session!