Floatation therapy is carried out by allowing one to float in a float tank which is filled with warm salt water. This therapy has a lot physical and mental benefits for people from all backgrounds and age-groups. Research has demonstrated that one’s mood can be positively enhanced with floatation therapy. It happens due to the elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins which are achieved during the therapy. During floatation, the amygdala switches off which lowers the anxiety in the brain. The meditative state obtained by floating helps people enjoy the benefits of meditation even if they aren’t experts at meditation.
Overall, floatation therapy eliminates fatigue and jet lag, improves sleep, promotes calm and peaceful relaxation and alleviates stress. It also helps in reducing anxiety and fear by increasing motivation. There are proven studies to support the fact that floatation also helps one get over phobias and addictions. This therapy energizes, rejuvenates and revitalizes.
There are many mental benefits of floating. It decreases stress by making one feel relaxed and rested. It is also beneficial in treating addictive and behavioral disorders. Here are a few more mental benefits of floating.
Creativity is known to increase
Senses are acutely intensified
Learning is accelerated
Helps one attain a deeper meditative state
Stimulates the synchronization of left/right brain
Increases mental clarity and alertness
While research may be thin on floatation therapy, personal testimonials indicate how they have benefited people to deal with a range of physical and mental issues.