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FLOAT FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY REDUCTION
FLOATING FOR ANXIETY TESTIMONIAL
"Now that I’ve experienced sensory deprivation, I don’t doubt the power of floatation at all. I’m so excited for more research to be done surrounding the topic and its effect on mental health — and even more excited for my next session!"
~Ashley Laderer, talkspace.com
READ THE FULL TESTIMONIAL: https://www.talkspace.com/blog/sensory-deprivation-anxiety/
Stress reduction is at the top of the many benefits of floatation therapy.
According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. More than 75% of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.
Sadly, stress is a complex and potentially dangerous risk factor which can cause a lot of suffering in a lot of lives. Stress reduces quality of life and can lead to increased risk of chronic disease. It also affects those around the individual with extreme stress.
This benefit is the main reason why we believe floating is extremely beneficial. There is evidence that float tanks have large potential to lessen stress. Just talk to one of our frequent floaters or look into the scientific research.
A few of the ways floating works to reduce stress:
Floating Removes Distraction
By removing stimuli, a person can truly let go and have an experience like no other. It's one of the simplest ways that floating reduces stress. It's like a refuge from our busy world, from work deadlines to traffic to even our families, are literally removed from the environment.
Studies have found that floating gives the person a sense of safety and refuge which is a key component to reducing stress.
Floating Physically Reduces Stress Hormones
Studies have also shown that floating actually lowers blood pressure and levels of cortisol (commonly known as “the stress hormone”). High levels of cortisol are frequently associated with elevated stress and increased risk for chronic illnesses and depression. Floating helps the body regulate the hormones that lead to the experience of stress.
Lasting Benefits of Floating
The relaxed feeling of floating doesn’t end when you leave the float spa. Positive effects can last for several months. Some float participants not only float but also attend counseling sessions which helps them achieve life changing results.