Winter brings with it seasonal depression, dry skin, and general malaise for many people. The shorter, colder days may make you want to curl up and hibernate from the first snowfall until the crocuses appear and spring comes around. Float tanks offer a way for individuals to maintain their health in winter so they can overcome the mental and physical health struggles that cold weather invites.
Schedule a Regular Float Day
Instead of waiting until you’re too stressed out to think, go ahead and set aside a day once a week or more for floating during the coldest, darkest days of winter. Use it to help you unwind after a long day at work or to give you meditative peace before you head into the office or start your day. A regular day at the float center will give you something to look forward to while the Epsom salts help you stay healthy all season long. Give your body and mind a chance to heal in the float tank.
Embrace the Total Peace and Solitude
For many, the first few visits to a float tank center are for getting acclimated to the experience. You may experience a range of thoughts and emotions as your body adjusts to the zero gravity environment, your eyes rest in the total darkness, and your ears start to ring or relax with the lack of sound. As time passes during your first hour long session or your 12th, you’ll start to notice that you can focus on what really matters to you. Use the time to move away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and into the first months of the New Year.
Floating Eases Seasonal Tension
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, affects many people during the time of year when the sun doesn’t show its face as often. There are many ways to combat the symptoms of SAD, some of which include using a light box, taking vitamin D supplements, and floatation therapy.
If you experience a sense of anxiety or depression during the winter or if you just hate the cold, a sensory deprivation experience can help you release that tension and start to feel comfortable and warm like no other sensation can offer. The experience is different from floating in a tub or a pool, and the Northwest Float Center is ready to help you get started. You’ll want to tell all your friends about your new winter health secret.