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Meet our 4-Part Series: Floating to Reduce Pain, Promote Recovery and Banish Anxiety

Meet our 4-Part Series: Floating to Reduce Pain, Promote Recovery and Banish Anxiety

There’s no way around it: pain, injuries and stress are part of life.Person in a float tank

Depending on who you are, you likely experience these things in your daily life — anxiety about work, mild to moderate depression, discomfort from an athletic injury or a chronic condition like fibromyalgia.

In many cases, it’s tough to find relief. You might even feel like this is who you’ll be for the rest of your life.

Luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case.

In recent years, scientists have released a wealth of new information that demonstrates the many health benefits of floating in a sensory deprivation tank — from anxiety relief to pain reduction.

Here at Still Life Massage and Float, we’ve seen the benefits of floating firsthand, and we’re happy to announce an upcoming, four-part blog series on the topic.

This series is designed to answer your questions about float tanks and help you understand how a sensory deprivation tank can offer massive benefits for patients suffering from fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression, arthritis or recovering from an athletic injury.

What is a Sensory Deprivation Tank?

A sensory deprivation tank is a large tank of skin-temperature water. Enriched with 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt, the water keeps your body afloat, free of gravity.

The space is also totally dark and silent, which eliminates distraction and allows your body to relax fully.

Who Can Benefit From Floating?

That’s exactly what this blog series is meant to explore!

While floating has dozens of benefits (including improved mental health and sleep quality), it’s especially important for people suffering from anxiety and depression or pain, or athletes looking to promote recovery and avoid injury.

Here are a few things to understand about floating:

Floating Increases Dopamine Production

Floating triggers the brain to produce dopamine, which allows it to decrease the symptoms of anxiety, depression and PTSD.

Floating can also be helpful for people who want to stop smoking or lose weight, as it allows you to bring a greater sense of awareness to your actions.

Floating Enhances Athletic Performance

Athletes want to ensure optimal performance while reducing the rate and severity of injuries. Luckily, floatation therapy can help ensure this.

Designed to create a natural healing environment, floating reduces inflammation and helps the body relax and heal itself.

Float Therapy Reduces Pain

If you’re suffering from acute or chronic pain, floatation therapy can be a major boon. Because it creates an anti-gravity environment, floatation therapy can help ease pain from injuries, spinal misalignments, joint pressure and more.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of floatation therapy, stay tuned for our four-part blog series, starting soon!