This post is an extensive list of research conducted on the physiological benefits of floatation, physical benefits of floating, and scientific research on magnesium.
We love getting questions about floating, our studio, and why we do what we do. And from time to time we'll get an email from a guest with a touching story.
Many guests have fallen in love with starting their day with a float to boost energy, clarity, and optimism. While plenty of others enjoy the benefits of unwinding and easing into a deep, restful night's sleep with an evening float.
From reducing anxiety and stress to relieving body tension; check out these five benefits you can experience at Levity with a relaxing float.
Floating or flotation therapy is when a person lies in a dense Epsom salt water solution in a tank that has been specially-designed for this. It is an incredible and highly-effective way of relaxing and relieving stress. This is a widely-accepted therapy and used by a number of world-renowned athletes to treat various sports-related conditions and aid in their recovery.
All I know is that when I float I feel calmer overall, I sleep better, and I hurt less. I don't do it as much as I'd like, but like yoga and continued attempts at traditional meditation, it's better for my brain and my life when I do.
The sensory deprivation tank group participated in a seven-week flotation program, consisting of a total of 12 float sessions. After being tested for measures of psychological and physiological well-being — including variables like stress, energy, depression, anxiety, optimism, pain, sleep quality and mindfulness — results showed significant improvements in quality of life.
Our entanglement with technology, and social media, is hijacking our 'wiring' and slowly turning off the spigot to our natural joy chemicals.
Your first float may not be exactly what you expected going in. These five tips will go a long way to ensure a great experience. But no matter what, take it as a learning experience and try to adjust some things for your next float. Keep an open mind and you will discover benefits to floating that you never expected.
After the day of meetings, I’ll head over to Levity for a session in the sensory deprivation tank. It’s like a massage for my mind, allowing me to decompress completely and charge up for the week ahead. Highly recommend for anyone with a busy schedule.
Think about it: How many times a day do you find yourself assaulted by noise pollution and the oppressive glare of your screens? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to close a door and shut it out, if only for an hour?
Sifting through an indigo haze of darkness I begin following a fuzzy pinhole of light floating in and out of focus. Then joined by the other flickering embers of a turquoise fire within a prism. The lines of the prism fragment and continue to grow, as if the flames within demanded a chaotic display of geometry.
I’ve tried to enjoy traditional relaxation spa treatments (massages, manis, pedis, facials), but I’ve never been able to completely relax to get the full effect. I don’t find it relaxing to have a stranger touch me while I’m in a foreign environment, and I’m only wearing a sheet or spa robe. Being alone for a sensory-deprived experience sounded much safer and relaxing.
Magnesium. The “Miracle Mineral.” The “Spark of Life.” It is absolutely essential for nearly 300 biochemical reactions that take place within our bodies, known for playing a critical role in both bone and heart health. But, for some reason, magnesium is often overlooked. It is estimated that more than 80% of the US population is deficient in this key nutrient, leading to all manner of health issues from the mild to the catastrophic.
Like a daydream, I fade into the tank - no longer able to distinguish if I was awake or asleep. Wading in and our of reality, I drift into a dynamic ocean of emotions which rise and crash with each crest and valley.
For at least sixty minutes you can clear your mind, rid yourself of the outside world that continuously floods your day. However for even longer the benefits will be prevalent. Just like each float experience varies from person to person, the benefits also vary from person to person. I’m excited to see how floating at Levity continues to benefit the both of us as well as others.
A few months ago, the hustle of the city started to make me anxious. Everyone I spoke to was a start-up founder. Everyone I spoke to spoke even faster than I do and seemed to be on their way to the next big thing. I was a bit lost and wanting to shift gears, and this wasn’t the first time I’d felt this way, so I started searching for a new solution to an old problem.
Quickly settling, my anxieties dissipated into the calming waters like a packet of Kool Aid.
How does Marta balance traveling, volunteering, and demands of daily life while hosting one of Pittsburgh's hottest podcasts? She floats.
My past two floats, I was concentrated on breathing alone, and this time I was trying to envision something spectacular. I think I spent the majority of the time trying to surrender my expectations. Grey and black auras faded across my vision with a faint hint of TV static.
Dylan is the only person to have completed the winter and summer Spartan death races, along with their new Agoge events. To balance the ruggedness of his training and continue evolving as a person; Dylan floats.
"It's about making a blank canvas in your mind so you can then picture something completely original. It's a little like the stage just before falling asleep, where you have a really vivid imagination and things just appear in your head." - Gary Mossman