Sensory Deprivation

About Floating

Floating is a scientifically proven tool that helps your body uncover its ability to rest, relax, recover and rebalance. This type of sensory deprivations touches all areas of your physical, mental and emotional well-being. It starts with eliminating all external sensory information you mind & body are processing. This triggers a rush of endorphins that ease your thoughts, massage your muscles and relax your spine. While floating you will feel free from all of life’s distractions, allowing you the mental clarity that you never thought possible. Flotation Philly specializes in catering to your individual comfort level. Let us know how we can make your time in the float tank a positive, restorative and restful experience.

Relaxation

No light, no sound and no gravity allow you to let go & float away from it all.

Mental Focus

Achieve a heightened meditative state, increase your brain activity & gain absolute mental clarity.

Rehabilitation

Improving your immune system, slowing heart rate, lowering blood pressure & speeding up your body's recovery process.

Benefits of floating in a sensory deprivation tank have been studied extensively by medical institutions and universities since the 1970s.

Floating has been shown to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, according to researchers from the Medical College of Ohio. Research studies at the University of British Columbia indicate floating delivers general relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief, and reduced muscle tension. Research by the National Institute of Mental Health indicate floating can help treat hypertension and reduce stress related hormones.

Benefits of floating also include increased problem solving ability, improved memory, mood enhancement, mental concentration, higher energy levels, better sleep and enhanced feelings of well-being.  [Source:  FloatForHealth.net]

The empirical evidence supporting the physical benefits of floating indicate that gravity appears to play a key role. Evidence suggests floating relieves the pressure of gravity from joints and muscles, putting your entire body in an elevated state of physical relaxation. The combined benefits of floating are of particular interest to athletes. Studies indicate that floating may speed up recovery from injury and assist in the flushing of lactate, cortisone and adrenaline due to overtraining.

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With the proven benefit of muscle relaxation, floating may give all users a greater degree of control over their nervous systems thus reducing the risk of injury during training, competition or daily life. While relaxing in the float tank or sensory deprivation tank, athletes may attain the level of concentration necessary for visualization to have a quantifiable impact on his or her performance.

Medical Benefits

While floating in a sensory deprivation tank, all the pressure from gravity is taken off your joints, muscles and the entire body. This puts you into the highest state of physical relaxation. The effects of a relaxed body are of particular benefit to athletes, speeding recovery from injury and assisting in the flushing of lactic acid, cortisone and adrenaline that will build up during training or performance. Similar to Bikram yoga’s use of a “tourniquet effect” the increased blood flow while floating rushes red blood cells throughout your body. This process has been proven to relax your muscles and give all users a greater degree of control over your nervous systems. This can reduce the risk of injury during training, competition or daily life. Floating not only accelerates the recovery process, but releases vast quantities of endorphins.

Modern training methods including: MMA, CrossFit and yoga all focus on helping the athlete to master the development between body and mind. These physical exercises will cause a build of lactic acid, which is normally experienced as pain and has been linked with depression. Sensory deprivation will reset your body’s chemical and metabolic balance, thus increasing the ability to recover and perform at your physical peak.

Take advantage of Sensory Deprivation’s benefits