What is flotation therapy?
As explained by a scientist, “Floating is a method of attaining the deepest rest that humankind has ever experienced.” If you ask our float guests, though, we think you’ll hear it described more like, “heaven!” At Revital Ice, floating is spending about 60 minutes lying quietly in a specialized float pod while your body is suspended in a warm solution of Epsom salt and pure water, about 10″ deep. The water is so buoyant, that you float effortlessly, and feel weightless.
Benefits of Flotation Therapy:
- Greatly reduces stress
- Soothes and heals
- Reduces pain
- Aids in recovery from injury
- Supports deep sleep
It is complete mental and physical relaxation. In the gravity free environment of a float pod, your body balances and heals internally as your senses rest. Research shows that floating can measurably reduce your blood pressure and heart rate while lowering your levels of stress-related hormones. Old injuries and aches (especially backaches) experience relief as weightless floating frees them of the stress and tension of moving through life.
While you float, you’ll produce the slower brain-wave patterns, called theta waves, that you would normally experience only during deep meditation or just before falling asleep. This state is usually accompanied by vivid imagery, creative thoughts, deep insight, inspiration, and feelings of profound peace and joy. These are caused by the release of endorphins from your relaxing mind. This is as close to heaven as you can be on Earth.
For the ultimate relaxation and healing, come float with us in San Diego!
Got questions on floating? Check out our Flotation FAQs.