If you’ve tried floating, you know the experience can be deeply relaxing. What you may not know is why.
The relaxation effect that occurs after floating is far from rare. In fact, relaxation is one of the core reasons why people seek out floating as a top defense against burnout, stress, anxiety, and depression.
While there are many mindfulness practices that can be practiced anywhere, many people find that the sensory deprivation involved with floating allows them to experience life-changing results. Floating reduces sensory overload, which occurs when you are getting more information more quickly than what your brain and nervous system can process. This occurs often because of how much information we receive in today’s fast-paced world.
Slowing down that input helps to stimulate our parasympathetic nervous system, instead of the sympathetic nervous system, allowing us to enter a physical state that allows for the healing and replenishment needed to relax the body at deep, restorative levels. While in this state, a person is likely to experience decreased blood pressure (arterial pressure), suppression of cortisol/stress hormones, reduced muscle tension, and a concentrated rush of endorphins.
All of these effects contribute to a greater feeling of calm and relaxation. Embrace self-care and make an appointment to float at Doylestown Float Studio.
Your mind and body will thank you. Call us at 215-340-2358 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
PHOTO CAP: Joy experiencing calmness during her float.