Floating Into the Future: Long-Term Benefits of Floatation Therapy

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Floatation therapy is a great solution for quick, immediate relief from stress and pain. But what many people don’t know is that it may have long-term benefits that are even more advantageous. Whether it is long-lasting pain relief, healthy nutrient absorption, or improvements in cognitive functioning, floatation therapy today can pave the way for a better tomorrow.

What is Floatation Therapy?

Floatation therapy is unlike any other form of pain relief or recovery currently in existence. It is all-natural and uses a sensory depriving isolation tank to create an environment conducive for total-body relaxation and healing.

You enter the tank, lie down, and let the weightlessness of the water take hold. You should be able to reach a deep state of physical and mental relaxation before gently waking up at the end of your session. While the short-term benefits have long been discussed, the long-term benefits have only recently been fully understood.

Long-Term Benefits of Floatation Therapy

Here are three of the known long-term benefits of floatation therapy:

  • Pain Relief. While you float, the pressure of gravity is reduced and joints, muscles, and tendons are able to physically relax. As a result, there is a reduction in inflammation, joints are able to heal, blood flow and circulation improve, and lactate, cortisone, and adrenaline from physical activity are able to flush out of the system more quickly. Regular floatation sessions over a long period of time have proven effective at promoting long-term pain relief.
  • Nutrient Absorption. Believe it or not, floatation tank water contains 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt. While this salt is primarily used to keep you afloat, it also has considerable health benefits. When soaking in Epsom salt, your body absorbs magnesium and sulfate. Sufficient levels of these nutrients have proven effective at preventing and easing migraines, reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and more.
  • Cognitive Functioning. Because of the sensory depriving nature of floatation tanks, people who float on a regular basis report better cognitive functioning. This time away from the “hustle and bustle” of everyday life allows the mind to recharge and rejuvenate.

Northwest Float Center

Located in the heart of Tacoma, Washington, Northwest Float Center is one of the premier facilities in the area. We offer private floatation sessions for anyone looking to promote relaxation, recover, or discover the many benefits of floatation therapy.

For more information on how floatation therapy can help improve long-term health, contact Northwest Float Center today. We would be happy to further explain the benefits of floatation therapy and schedule your first session.

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