Traveling back in times several years ago, I see myself in Cancun Mexico. We had just checked in and had gone up to the hotel room to unpack and get in our bathing suits. I couldn’t wait to get into the beautiful, clear blue, 80 degree plus, water. It was super hot outside and I was giddy with excitement to say the least. There was only one problem. The airline lost my girlfriend’s luggage and she was upset. A paradox for me in paradise. We got her a bathing suit at the hotel store, and talked about how we would proceed until the luggage was found. I had resolved the issue! No problem. For me that is. She was still upset.
Fast forward an hour later.
As we waded in and got wet, we both relaxed and just floated in the bath tub temperature water. At this point, I noticed a palpable and tremendous shift her emotions. It’s as if the problem just simply melted and vanished. I’ve never experienced something so profound in a person’s demeanor. What just happened? Float therapy!
Let’s explore float therapy and its many powerful benefits!
Freeing yourself gravity triggers significant changes in the brain. Endorphins are released. These are strong natural pain relievers and mood enhancers that give a sense of well-being.
Shift into theta brain waves
Theta is a rare brain state that is usually accessed by people who are highly trained in meditation. An important difference to meditation is that someone can get into a theta brain state in their first float session.
Floating for 2 hours a week for only two weeks has shown to decrease insomnia symptoms
Speed up muscle recovery
Float therapy reduces lactic acid after athletic training
Quit bad habits
Float therapy fosters connection between consciousness and physiology aka the mind-body connection. This triggers self-awareness and more functioning “in the now” allowing for cognizant of consequences of one's actions
Float Therapy Benefits
•Float Therapy Release Endorphins
Endorphins are your own personal narcotic produced in your body’s pharmacy. Endorphins are neurotransmitters which are chemicals that communicate signals from one neuron to the next. Neurotransmitters play a critical role in the operation of the central nervous system and can prompt or suppress the signaling of neighboring neurons.
•Float Therapy Can Shift You into Theta Brainwaves
Theta state triggers high levels of creativity. Lots of artists, musicians, and creative individuals will usually have high levels of Theta waves.
Also, the intuition is heightened. Everyone has an intuition but usually it gets blocked by everyday stresses that puts people in the Beta waves zone.
It gives us the ability to delve into and access the subconscious mind.
One can also, it is reported, reprogram the subconscious mind. Once you have gotten past the gatekeeper of the conscious mind, you can make positive suggestions to the subconscious and reprogram it for change.
You can also experience more intense emotional connections. Theta brain waves will often trigger a very high level of emotional sensitivity and allow for deeper emotional connections.
It will produce calmness. It has been proved that people with high levels of Theta brain waves are more relaxed with lower levels of stress and anxiety. Theta waves can greatly help with producing a very balanced and calm state of being
•Float Therapy has Mental Benefits
Stimulates the left and right brain bring about synchronization. It shifts brainwaves from beta to alpha, theta, and even delta. Floating triggers a mental clarity allowing for more alertness. It increases creativity that produces problem solving abilities. It deepens meditation practice. It expands awareness, and intensifies acuteness of all the senses. Accelerates and deepens learning.
•Float Therapy has Physical Benefits
It decreases the production of cortisol. It shifts brainwaves from beta to alpha, theta, and even delta. Floating triggers a mental clarity allowing for more alertness. It increases creativity that produces problem solving abilities. It deepens meditation practice. It expands awareness, and intensifies acuteness of all the senses. Accelerates and deepens learning.