With our busy modern schedules, we’re all looking for ways to squeeze relaxation and healing into our hectic days.
Many of us never have a chance to fully relax because there simply isn’t room in our schedules. If you’re struggling to find ways to get some condensed rest on busy days, you might consider adding floatation therapy to your schedule! Floatation therapy allows you to succinctly get the refreshing rest that you need.
How Float Tanks Work
Floatation therapy has been around for a while, but it has had a recent resurgence in popularity. Also known as sensory deprivation tanks, float tanks allow you to completely shut out the world by inhibiting all of your senses. By removing yourself from the concerns of the world around you, you can enjoy therapeutic rest.
The float tank is a pod that contains a layer of water mixed with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt so that you float when you enter the tank. At 98 degrees, the water is the same temperature as your body. Once you close the lid, you are immersed in darkness. With all of your senses removed, floatation therapy allows you to gain a peaceful escape. Many people float in order to meditate, but floaters often fall asleep as well.
Floating for Busy People
Experts say that one hour of floating gives you the same amount of rest as when you get four hours of sleep. That’s a great payoff for busy businessmen and women! If you’re stuck in the middle of a stressful, busy day, it is much easier to spend one hour floating than to sleep for four hours.
In addition, floating can actually be more effective than taking a nap because it allows your body to throw off the burden of gravity for a while. When you nap, there is still pressure on your body, but in the float tank, your muscles and joints enjoy ultimate relief as they float in the warm water.
Businessmen and women looking for a way to disconnect find floating to be a refuge. You don’t take your phone or computer into the tank with you, so you are completely free for an hour from the constant connectivity created by smart phones.
Finally, if you suffer from constant pain of some sort, floating can help you to manage that pain so that you are more effective in your daily life. Floatation therapy is used to provide relief from pain and stress connected to arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, insomnia, and many other conditions.
How do you relieve stress in the middle of the workday? How has floatation therapy helped you?