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Restoring Mind-Body Awareness Through Floatation

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From pain to stress relief, floatation has continued to gain popularity as an unorthodox (and effective) treatment for an array of physical and mental conditions. These include everything from tangible muscular pain and fatigue to harder-to-define difficulties, such as depression.

At the root of many of these conditions is the integral connection between the mind, constantly engaged, and the body, which takes its cues from the mind, therefore also constantly engaged. Floatation therapy allows users experience an unbroken mind-body connection. The floatation chamber induces a meditative state, clearing the mind, allowing the body to fully relax.

For example, anxiety disorders begin in the brain, but the effects they have on the body are extremely physical. Panic attacks and general anxiety tighten muscles for long periods of time. Headaches begin. Posture is affected. This is just a single example. The important takeaway here is floatation chambers begin healing with the mind, both halting the body’s reaction to anxiety and spreading the healing to the rest of the body.

Float Science

Even Superman Needed a Fortress of Solitude

Fortress Of Solitude

Sensory deprivation tanks are often described "new age" and many approach the topic with great skepticism. Being such an unusual experience, with float tank centers boasting of the many benefits, this skepticism is merited and also a great way for float tanks everywhere to build credibility in time. The truth is that sensory deprivation is not a new idea at all and is a concept that humans have cherished for many years. 

Before preparing for hunts men in hunter-gatherer societies would sometimes withdraw from normal activities and at times even live in a small shelter away from the village in order to hone their hunting abilities. "These periods of sensory deprivation increase acuity of smell, taste, sight, and hearing."  

As rites of passage in other cultures young people could spend weeks in darkened huts or be sent out into the wilderness on their own to prepare for adulthood. These experiences would serve to make them more responsible, aware, self-reliant, and wise so that they could better assimilate into the culture and provide for their society.