If you work long hours or odd shifts, you know how important it is to get enough rest. But sometimes it’s hard to catch up on sleep during the day, and your sleeping patterns can become irregular. This can lead to fatigue and even burnout.
One way to combat this is by trying floatation therapy, which involves lying in a zero-gravity environment with the option to turn off the light completely. The pod is filled with 900-1000 pounds of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) and heated to your skin temperature, this allows you to lie down in the water and not feel where the water and the air meet on your skin. A seamless connection allows the water to be completely unnoticed.
The high concentration of salt allows you to float effortlessly, and the darkness and quiet help you relax and drift off into a deep meditation.
Floating has been shown to be an effective way to reduce mental health issues like stress and anxiety, and it can also help improve deep sleep quality, reduce joint pain and improve mental clarity.
So if you’re looking for a way to reduce and relieve stress, and improve sleep then floating has proven benefits.
How it can help first responders and shift workers
First responders and shift workers are the unsung heroes of our society. They put themselves in harm’s way as part of their job and can often be exhausted from a night shift or trauma from their experiences.
Float therapy offers a revolutionary respite from everyday stress, fatigue, and depression. A calming escape that will take you away – if only for a few hours could be the key to unlocking your inner calm.
Floating offers a sensory deprivation experience with no sound, touch or light inside an enclosed large floatation tank. This provides those who are stressed with an opportunity to connect back to their body, allowing physical and mental relaxation.
The Epsom salt water also helps soothe muscle aches, reducing lactic acid buildup in the body, and relieving many physical strains of their jobs.
First responders and shift workers alike can use float tanks to take a break from it all and come out feeling restored, relaxed, and empowered!
The process of float therapy and what to expect during a session
Before experiencing a float session, typical responses are both intrigue and skepticism. After only an hour of float therapy, however, it is not uncommon to be a first responder in one’s own praise for the entire experience. In that short amount of time, symptoms of stress seem to soften and evaporate, replaced by new insights and opportunities for personal growth. Float experiences require different things from different people – but the end result is often the same: relaxation and clarity.
Floating in one of these special float pods is a unique and therapeutic experience that has physical benefits. During the float session, physical tension and stress melt away as gravity is completely suspended, leaving you feeling completely relaxed. Surrounded by warm water and Epsom salts, your body naturally starts to reach physical and mental equilibrium. With a gentle push from the buoyancy, the only thing you will feel is yourself without any external distractions or pressures, making it ideal for stress management and overall physical well-being.
The post-float experience is truly remarkable. After a session of floating, our brain wave frequencies shift, allowing us to release years’ worth of stress hormones that can cause mental and physical exhaustion.
Furthermore, post-floating has been found to induce some psychological benefits as well. People often report feeling calmer and more relaxed after each session, which increases self-awareness and mental clarity.
Not only is post-float a great way to de-stress; but research also shows that it helps lower blood pressure significantly when practiced consistently over time.
Due to this sensation, float therapy can be incredibly soothing, helping to re-balance neurotransmitter levels, reduce anger, decrease cortisol levels related to stress, manage chronic pain, and much more ever after just one session!
How to get started
Floatation therapy is a great way to achieve deep relaxation and stress relief, making it an ideal treatment for first responders and shift workers with unpredictable lifestyle patterns. If you’re unsure about how to get started with floating, the best thing to do is give us a call or check out our website
Alternatively ask your friends, family, or acquaintances if they have had any experience with floating or know somebody who has.
Once you’ve identified some centers in your area, read reviews online and look at previous customer testimonials. Make sure that their facilities are up-to-date and clean so that you can feel comfortable trusting them.
Finally, if possible, attend an open house event beforehand or take advantage of trial/introductory offers which can help you get a better idea of what float therapy is all about before committing to a full session at the center.
If you’re looking for a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety, floating may be an option worth exploring. Floating can provide the feeling of weightlessness, allow your body to fully relax, and give your mind a break from constant stimulation. Some of the benefits reported by those who have tried float therapy include improved sleep quality, decreased pain levels, and reduced stress and anxiety. If you’re interested in trying float therapy, there are many reputable centers across the country that offer sessions. You can also check out our website to book now.