The ultimate wellbeing practise
Floating gives a boost to your mind and body, leaving you healthier and happier.
A 2018 study by the Laureate Institute for Brain Research said that after floating, participants reported ‘significant reductions in stress, muscle tension, pain, depression and negative affect, accompanied by a significant improvement in mood characterized by increases in serenity,
relaxation, happiness and overall well-being’.
It helps our bodies by:
- Reducing blood pressure, cortisol and other stress hormones
- Taking stress off of our joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons so that they can heal faster
- Allowing our skeleton to be naturally aligned
- Bringing about a resting state which then allows us to sleep more easily at home
It helps our brains by:
- Reducing stimulation, and so supporting mindfulness and meditation
- Reducing anxiety and stress by taking the amygdala (fight or flight centre) off of high alert
- Reducing our perception of pain
- Increasing creativity
- Reducing depression and negative emotions
- Reducing the impact of some serious mental health issues
(Studies all listed with reference here)
In terms of wellbeing, there’s not much floating doesn’t do! What’s best is that all of these benefits are interlinked: you might float to reduce anxiety or pain, and also end up sleeping better. Whichever you come to float for, all benefits are available to you.