There are many benefits to floatation therapy.
I decided to give float therapy a try for a few reasons. I came across the option when researching ways to relieve tight muscles and chronic muscle tension. Also at the time, the space was a perfect place for my meditation practice, it’s a sensory deprivation tank after all! I was just curious, and after only coming across a few articles sharing the various benefits, I decided to find a place near me to try it out. You don't know for yourself unless you experience it.
You float in the tank because it's filled with 11” of water and 1,000 lbs of pharmaceutical-grade Epsom salt. The water is kept close to skin temperature at 93 degrees. I understood that the gravity-free floating environment would allow for such a wonderful opportunity for the body to balance and heal internally, as all the senses can rest. Sessions in a float tank are usually 60 or 90 minutes. And I was eager to try the 90 minutes... call me ambitious when it comes to wellness.
All the reasons to float...
Accelerate mental clarity
Provides a more restful sleep
Provides a stronger immune system
Benefits from the magnesium in the salt
When used accordingly, a sensory deprivation tank may help relieve stress and ease muscle tension and pain. It can also help improve your mood with the sensory release and relaxing way to calm your busy mind!
A float provided a very pleasant experience to meditate for 90 minutes. Having your eyes open in complete darkness and connecting to yourself in a much deeper way. My muscles felt much more relaxed after a session. After multiple sessions, I noticed the following: muscles felt less tense overall, had more mental clarity, and less stress in the body. I also enjoyed a very restful night's sleep.
Overall, I enjoyed every session in the self-deprivation tank. The place I found in Reno, Healing One has 4 different tank size options. I eagerly tried them each out and found the one I preferred. My favorite is the Serenity room, it's the largest tank and I had so much room to float around and bounce from corner to corner. All the people at this place are simply the best and most attentive. An added benefit to the experience is 45 minutes in the infrared sauna before jumping in a tank for a 90-float.
I would suggest trying float therapy for the sake of experiencing something new. Your body and mind will also thank you!