What is Floatation Therapy?

Floatation Therapy and Massage

Floatation therapy is a tried-and-true method of improving both mental and physical health, and its efficacy cannot be denied by anyone, regardless of their background or their prior exposure to holistic medical practices. The question is, what are the advantages of regular floatation therapy sessions? Can you get anything out of a floating session besides rest and tranquillity? It's important to ask yourself these questions when deciding if floatation therapy is right for you. Here is everything about floatation therapy Leeds.

What is Floatation Therapy?

Float therapy is performed inside a sensory deprivation tank, which is a pool or tank-link enclosure that is filled with saltwater and is completely sound-proof and dark. The purpose of the tanks is to provide a more tranquil environment in which to heal and recharge by reducing exposure to stressful outside influences. Many stress-related physical ailments, such as hypertension, headaches, and muscle cramps, and mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, are now thought to benefit from flotation therapy tanks.

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How Often Should One Float?

The relaxing effects of even a one-hour float, which you can do every day without risk, tend to last for days afterwards. The benefits of floating are cumulative, so it's best to float at least once or twice a week.

Is it Claustrophobic?

Many people experience anxiety of some sort, but it rarely becomes a significant issue. For one, there's a lot more room inside the tank than meets the eye, and you can stand up and walk around with ease. Some people find it helpful to leave a light on and a door slightly ajar or wide open. The most important thing to remember is that you have complete influence over your experience.

Can People With Motion Sickness Try Floatation Therapy?

As a passive activity, floating is meant to reduce stress and anxiety while also calming the body. Even though there is no actual circulation of water during your float session, your body movements can cause the water to move. Extremely sensitive individuals may feel nauseated due to the motion of the water, but this is a rare occurrence. If you think you could have motion sickness, consider a shorter session (45 minutes) with the pod lights still on. It's helpful for motion sickness patients because it provides a visual reference point. A breath of fresh air might do the trick, so try floating with the pod lid slightly, or even wholly, open.

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Benefits of Floatation Therapy:

  • Reduced anxiety, stress, and depression. Almost all of us live in constant confusion and anxiety. Constant stress causes an increase in cortisol. The body's "fight or flight" mechanism is at work here. By reducing the stress hormone cortisol, sometimes known as "the worry hormone," flotation therapy has a calming effect on the body's vital signs, including the heart rate and blood pressure. Both anxiety and depression benefit significantly from magnesium's presence. Magnesium stores are quickly depleted in times of prolonged stress. When we float, our skin absorbs magnesium from the Epsom Salts, and our cells can put that magnesium to work right away.
  • Increased blood flow. Imagine relaxing in bed, on the couch, or in a chair, trying to relax and unwind. Whether sitting on a mattress or a chair, some body part still exerts pressure on it. Your entire body is released from this pressure when you float. Because of this, our blood vessels can fully dilate, allowing for optimal delivery of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
  • Enhancing quality of restful sleep. Floatation therapy and massages can help you get a better night's rest. Everybody would welcome a better night's sleep. Sleeplessness is a common problem since many of us struggle to relax our minds and get to sleep. The experience of floating incredibly facilitates the onset of sleep.
  • Soothing effects. Even though our bodies are incredible healing machines, they need time to rest and a stress-free environment to function at peak efficiency. Floatation treatment is a popular way to unwind and find relief from stress, muscle tension, and even arthritis pain.

Contact The Best Spa in Leeds City Centre.

We get it if you're sceptical about floatation therapy. But, unless you give it a go, you won't know what benefits await you. To book a therapy session, call Dragonfly Skin Day Spa. If a massage is more your thing, they may arrange it for you. Visiting Dragonfly Skin in Leeds City centre can help you forget about your aches and enter a deeper state of calmness and relaxation.