Floating for Preventive Health

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Many people come to the float center for treatment of psychological and physical conditions, including fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and anxiety. Some come in hopes of minimizing stress on the mind and body through floating, a potentially beneficial addition to an overall health regimen. A balanced preventive health strategy, including diet, exercise, health screenings, and self-care, is crucial to protecting your health. Consider, too, the role floating can play in that strategy.

Prevent, Don’t React

Preventing something from happening is always preferable to reacting to it afterward. In the case of health, a healthy person can avoid potential financial losses, long-term side-effects of poor health, decrease in lifetime productivity, and risk to other health issues. Healthy children miss fewer days in school and are able to learn more. Adults are more productive at work. Seniors remain independent longer. One crucial element to prevention is lowering your stress levels, which can tank your immune system.

Plan for Better Health

A plan to live better may improve the overall quality of life, lowering the risk of future illnesses. Incorporating physical activities such as walking, running, swimming, dancing, breathing exercises, and yoga contribute to a healthy lifestyle. What you fuel with matters, too, so plan meals to include the appropriate recommended servings of fruits, vegetables, and proteins. Include ways to reduce stress, such as prayer, meditation, journaling, or floatation. Make regular health checks part of your yearly routine.

Self-Care: The Forgotten Element

When life gets busy, care for self tends to be the first thing to hit the chopping block. Don’t make that mistake! The importance of tending to emotional, spiritual, and psychological health matches taking care of one’s physical health. Plan adequate time to sleep, help others, practice a favorite hobby, and decompress. Floatation can help people who have trouble with decompression. The lack of stimuli in the tank and the stillness of floating encourage a more peaceful mind with less stimuli competing for the mind’s attention.

Sensory input overloads one’s system. Floatation therapy offers an escape that one cannot experience elsewhere. The process involves climbing into a dark, soundless tank of water and remaining there for a prescribed time. Floaters have found help in curing insomnia, relief from chronic pain, and escape from addiction and mental disorders, including anxiety and depression. They find peace in a world stripped of stimuli, allowing a dive deep into one’s inner self.

Northwest Float Center offers a variety of ways for you to relax, de-stress, and alleviate pain. Schedule your appointment today.

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