Floatation Therapy is a luxurious way to soothe and heal the body from the constant stress of life’s daily pressure where you can leave the noise and confusion behind and perhaps, for the first time in your life, experience total relaxation and deep healing in a private, peaceful space.
A therapeutic session in a floatation tank typically lasts for an hour. For the first ten minutes, your body will adjust to the RelaxoPod environment.The next forty minutes will keep you from beta or alpha brain waves to theta state, which typically occurs briefly before sleep and again at waking. In a floatation tank, the theta state can last indefinitely without the subject losing consciousness. Many use the extended theta state as a tool for enhanced creativity and problem solving or for super learning. Floatation therapy has scientifically proved in the USA and in Sweden with published results showing reduction of both pain and stress. The relaxed state also involves lowered blood pressure and maximum blood flow.
Floating can be passive or active, depending on the purpose. For relaxation, one simply floats and ‘clears the mind.’ Active floating has many different techniques. One may perform meditation, mantras, and self-hypnosis, utilize educational programs, etc. The idea of active floating is that, when the body is relaxed, the mind becomes highly suggestible and any action taken during these states will enter the information into the sub-conscious.
How many people get true meaningful rest? Long hours at work, traffic jams, anxiety and stress make it difficult to relax. Relaxation is a skill that must be learned, but how does one learn to relax with so many distractions?
What if there was a simple method to cleanse the palette of all your senses? Revive your sense of taste and smell, revive hearing and vision, experience being weightless, and refresh the mind and body.
Floatation therapy at Shalom TM Float and mind spa does just that. It revives all your senses simultaneously, allowing you to emerge ready to take on life.
Shalom Float and mind spa is the first dedicated float spa/ centre to open in India at Pune which holds a space that emits positive vibes to encourage personal reflection and growth for effortless relaxation of body and explore true potential of your mind by turning off all external inputs and allow your sympathetic nervous system to slow down like never before. Your relaxed and creative states of mind will flourish as cortical levels are reduced, followed by elevated levels of endorphins and dopamine. All the elements of floating combine to provide you with a well-deserved break and an increase in energy, mindfulness and patience. These are the benefits that apply to everyone, but in addition, you’ll have your own unique experience. Quickly discover your personal benefits within 1 to 3 float sessions.
EFFECTS ON BODY
These are just a few of the conditions known to be improved by floating:
THE EFFECT OF THE SALT
Most float tanks use Epsom salt. The density assists floating particularly making the head buoyant so that the nose and mouth are well out of the water for breathing.
It has recently been discovered that there is a secondary effect which is important to floatation therapy. Magnesium is absorbed through the skin due to natural molecular diffusion. This tends to correct magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is absorbed from the diet but in many areas of the world, over-cropping without adequate replacement of magnesium makes the normal diet low in magnesium.
Floatation requires a soundproof and lightproof enclosed float capsule filled with heated water (to skin temperature ) and a very high concentration of Epsom salts. The resultant high density allows one’s body to float naturally and spontaneously without effort. Even the head floats. The center of buoyancy and the center of gravity of the head are in about the same place so you can tilt your head back comfortably without fear of sinking.
Due to the high salt levels in the water, the floatation tank creates a zero gravity environment. Unless you are an astronaut the floatation tank is the only situation you will encounter where your body is free from gravity. Zero gravity allows you to relax every single muscle, your neck, arms, back, and even ears. The tank enables you to find those areas you are holding tense so you can let go. When you start to float you are free from all the gravity computations and the physical world, which leaves the brain free to attend to other matters. The tank creates a state of sensory relaxation as the mind and body are shielded from all the external stimulation. The brains normal workload is reduced by up to 90%. In this situation, the body conserves energy and has a chance to heal and rejuvenate itself.
Floating in darkness allows areas of the brain which are always in use when awake to be liberated from their work. Tests have shown that there is a drop in electrical activity of the brain and you begin to generate theta brain waves, which are associated with deep relaxation. The darkness during floating also induces a balance between the left and right brain.For the first time both sides of the brain are in harmony and the balance creates allows you to use huge amounts of previously unavailable brainpower.