During cold weather months, germs are everywhere. Getting a flu shot helps, but it doesn’t protect against the wide range of bacteria and viruses crawling on public surfaces. Floatation therapy provides a number of health benefits that boost immunity. Find out how regular float sessions can help keep you from getting sick this winter.
Stress impacts the immune system. Your body is filled with billions of lymphocytes and phagocytes, cells that flood your organs and tissues, looking for pathogens to destroy. In your daily life, you are constantly bombarded by stimuli like looming deadlines, ringing phones, holiday traffic and the additional pressures of the season. You constantly have to make decisions and respond to stimuli, so your stress level rises throughout the day.
The stress hormone corticosteroid lowers the number of lymphocytes your body contains. It also causes you to sleep less and engage in unhealthy behaviors like eating or drinking too much, further reducing your body’s ability to fight off illness.
Stress impacts your digestive system, causing ulcers. Adrenaline released by stress can make digestive problems worse and increase our heart rate. Short term immune suppression makes you more susceptible to germs, and long-term suppression leaves you vulnerable to diseases like high blood pressure, coronary heart disease and some types of cancer.
Floatation therapy reduces stress. The float tank is absolutely silent, with none of the elements that raise your stress level all day. It lowers the levels of cortisol and adrenaline so your body can more effectively fight infection.
Immune Boosting Minerals
There’s a reason your grandmother and your football coach recommended soaking in Epsom salt when you’re sick or in pain. Many doctors recommend soaking in Epsom salt to help your body remove toxins and heal faster. Vasodilation happens when blood vessels open wide so blood flows more freely, reducing how hard the heart has to work to pump blood. Vasodilators impact vein and artery walls and are used to treat high blood pressure.
Epsom salt causes vasodilation naturally. It can ease body aches and help the body better fight colds and the flu. The magnesium in Epsom salts helps the muscles relax and rid themselves of accumulated lactic acid. Magnesium absorption may help prevent asthma, osteoporosis, migraines and other chronic condition. Floatation therapy allows you to immerse yourself in Epsom salt throughout your session.
In everyday life, your body’s resources are constantly being drained as you fight gravity and respond to your environment. When you’re in the floatation tank, those resources are free to heal any part of your body that needs attention. Your body can heal stressed joints, balance hormones, regulate insulin and more so emerge stronger than you went in.
If you’ve never experienced the many benefits of floatation therapy, find out how profoundly beneficial it can be to your overall well-being. Contact us to schedule your float today.