Float Therapy in our simplest terms is:
A natural saltwater healing modality utilized to help clients reconnect to Body | Mind | Soul.
Float therapy is a practice that consists of floating on your back in a highly concentrated magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) solution.
At H2om we offer 30Min-Overnight Float Sessions, with 90Minutes being our most popular!
During this time, in our Royal Spa pods incoming stimuli including light, sound, and the sensation of gravity are reduced. We also have options to listen to music as well as a guided meditation we created unique for our floaters!
Because of the amount of Epsom salt in our pods - everyone is buoyant, when you lie back you float effortlessly!
While floating has been around for decades, it is experiencing a current expansion. Scientific research is actively being done to further explore the ways in which we can use this practice for complete body - mind - soul wellness.
Epsom Salt is full of Magnesium and is easily/best absorbed through the skin to aid in reducing inflammation, muscle tension and increasing circulation of lactic acid. Those looking for more of a scientifically-supported reason to try floating will be happy to know it is backed by scientific research.
Floating is believed to potentially help alleviate physical stress-related problems such as :
Trouble focusing, restlessness, distractions or brain-fog
Chronic pain and muscle tension, often tied to high stress levels
Immune System Boost
Soothe chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, inflammation and tendonitis
Decrease muscular tension caused by daily stresses and prolonged sitting
Improve circulation and reduce blood pressure
Sensory deprivation tanks help induce a deep state of relaxation (also called a “relaxation response” or RR) by turning down the body’s “fight or flight” stress response. Evoking a natural relaxation response is considered an effective remedy for stress-related symptoms because it activates the parasympathetic nervous system, while at the same time decreasing activity of the sympathetic nervous system.
Essentially, floating helps lower and calm the nervous system, bringing the immune and hormonal systems back into balance. There are a myriad of benefits for the Mind such as :
Helps Cure Insomnia
Increased Reactions & Alertness
Feelings of Euphoria
Floating triggers a deep relaxation response, much deeper than normal sleep. It enables us to drift into the elusive Theta state, which is hard to achieve. Theta waves, measured at 4-7 Hz, represent the brain in a state of REM sleep (dreams), hypnosis, or lucid dreaming - Theta is the twilight state just before sleeping and just after waking, the border between the conscious and the subconscious world.
By learning to consciously use a conscious, waking Theta brain wave - we can access and influence the powerful subconscious part of ourselves that is normally inaccessible to our waking minds.
Within your float environment you are allowed the weightlessness + freedom of distractions for you to disconnect from the mind and body and reconnect with the deeper self. Soul. Spirit. Intuition...Whatever it might be for you.
This space is simply creating a path to one’s connected purpose and access to the collective consciousness.
A float pod is not as much an object as it is an environment; an environment with the sole purpose to act as a counter-balance to every other interaction we have with our daily worlds. Many people report internal reactivity transformation, the ability to tap into deep insights, enhanced visualization and deeper relaxation.
The benefits of Floating for the Soul are:
Alleviation of Depression & Stress
Expansion of Consciousness
Achievement of Theta State