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ONE hour of floating is equal to 4 hours of sleep at reducing cortisol, the “stress hormone" and reduces hypertension without the unwanted side effects of prescription medications. In a world that’s always on the go (and with no signs of slowing down soon), Float Effingham offers an ultra-relaxing oasis to unwind, unplug, renew and recharge, with effects that may last for weeks afterwards. Your friends will wonder what your secret is… and who knows? Your kids just might thank you for it.
Enhanced creativity is one reason people engage in the practice of floating. Floating increases activity in the right hemisphere of the brain, its creative epicenter and allows easy access to the same Theta brainwave state experienced by life-long meditation experts. A notable Zen master thought “the depth of meditation he reached in the tank was on par with a level he reached maybe once a year in his normal meditation environment… He was amazed.” –Dr. Peter Seudfeld. In another study, a single hour of flotation increased student’s scores on a standardized test used to measure creativity.
Another reason people float is to manage pain resulting from arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and pregnancy discomforts. Floating safely encourages the body’s release of endorphins, our pain-relieving neurotransmitters. The weightlessness experienced by the body during a float takes pressure off of joints and muscles, and facilitates blood flow to damaged tissues. Studies has shown flotation REST to improve chronic pain conditions by relieving pain and emotional stress for fibromyalgia patients, creating an ideal environment for pain relief with weightlessness and lack of effort, and providing natural traction for a wide range of spine-related injuries.
For decades, flotation therapy has been the “best kept secret” of professional athletes like Steph Curry and J.J. Watt to stay in peak physical and mental condition. Floating speeds recovery, so you can boost your training cycles. Now at Float Effingham, you can experience these same benefits for yourself. Because no matter what stage you’re at – and no matter what sport you’re in – there’s every chance that floating will help take your game to the next level.
By replenishing your depleted magnesium levels, floating leads to deeper, more restorative sleep.
Float sessions bring your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems back into balance, reducing restlessness.
Falling asleep during your float is completely safe, and will likely be one of the best naps of your life!