Sensory-deprivation floating is a powerful, non-medicinal therapy that offers a multitude of benefits. Whether you are an otherwise healthy individual looking to gain an advantage or a patient in need of an alternative form of healing, “the float” (as we call it) may be just the therapy you are looking for. In addition to the relaxation that comes from immersing yourself in water filled with magnesium sulfate, floating has been shown to help with the following:
Relieves Anxiety. Stress is a normal human emotion that serves a vital role in our lives, but excessive levels over time are detrimental to our health. By floating in a sensory-deprivation pod, stress hormone levels diminish as the brain wave activity slows and muscle tension dissipates. Clients report feeling like a weight has been lifted from their mind and body and that the experience is similar to waking up from a great night of sleep. From a clinic perspective, patients with less stress respond better to our therapies, especially chiropractic manipulation.
Eliminates Pain and Fatigue. Floating creates a cascade of physiological events, which can help improve recovery time and reduce soreness. Clients that recover faster can then perform better and delay fatigue during activity. Patients can improve healing time and even improve their prognosis. Either way, those who try floating emerge from the pod recovered and rejuvenated.
Boosts Mental Acuity and Clarity. The floating experience provides a place of solitude for clients to reflect and recharge. Due to lack of stimulation, floating is a welcomed sanctuary from daily rigors of life and a chance to unplug and unwind. NBA superstar Steph Curry described the experience in an interview with Business Insider – “I have a very clear head when it’s done, and it shows in the days after floating. It gives me a nice boost of focus and perspective. The more I do it, the more I get from it.” Who couldn’t benefit from more clarity in their lives?
At Integrated Health Solutions, the doctors take every measure to improve the well-being of our patients. By offering a multitude of recovery therapies, including the float, we are in effect boosting patients’ ability to respond to care and heal from injury. If you or someone you know has been dealing with muscle soreness, fatigue, stress and anxiety or mental fog, flotation therapy may be the answer you are looking for. Call us today at 317-449-2030 if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Content provided by Dr. Drew Hunt