In the world where stress seeks no bounds, therapists are sparing no efforts to devise new treatments for body relaxation. Floatation is another treatment in the hoard of many body treatments available in the market. It might sound like daydreaming, but floatation is actually a soothing body treatment, which helps one to experience total weightlessness. This spa treatment enables absolute weightless relaxation, without requiring effort on your part to stay afloat, as required in the ocean or pool. In fact, several floatation treatments take care of your other senses too. The variations made in lighting, sounds and temperature altogether, aid to make it a whole-body experience. Moreover, floatation tanks ensure privacy and silence, to rejuvenate you from the core. Read on further to know the different kinds of floatation and their benefits.
Different Kinds of Floatation
Keeping the principle of floatation stagnant, there are different kinds of floatation techniques that help in relaxing the body.
- Wet Floatation: This common form of floatation treatment becomes enlivening in company of dead sea, mineral, aroma therapeutic or herbal salts, added to pure clean water, to bear your body weight and make you float. Each mineral will give you and your body a different effect, such as detoxifying, softening, sensuousness etc, totally depending upon what is added to your floatation.
- Dry Floatation: In this treatment, you don’t have to get into the tank; instead you’ll be wrapped in a type of plastic blanket, full of water. Possibly, you will find some cream or mud or aromatherapy body treatments accompany dry floatation. The warm water will make the oils, lotions or potions penetrate more effectively into your skin.
- Meditation Floatation: Wet floatation as well as dry floatation takes the form of meditation floatation, when special lights and gentle music accompany the same. These two tools make the flotation technique different. They also help in deep relaxation of the body.
Benefits of Floatation Spa Treatments
- Brings about deep relaxation.
- Relieves stress from joints and muscles.
- Allows quicker recovery from muscle and joint injury/ strain.
- Aids people suffering from ailments like arthritis.
- Promotes easier and deeper sleep.
- Promotes total calm, peaceful relaxation, eliminates fatigue and jet lag.
- Makes your body to release endorphins, relieving the pain and lowering blood pressure gradually.
- Controls chronic pains through the release of endorphins produced by this therapy.
- Creates mental clarity and alertness, increases creativity and problem solving, and heightens visualization.
- Mineral salts, found in some floatation tanks, are also good for the skin.
- Improves athletic performance, prevents sports injuries and speeds up the healing process.
- Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients, reduces pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption.
- The therapy helps in hypertension, muscle tension headache, anxiety disorders and psycho-physiological problems.
- People experiencing claustrophobia should not undergo floatation therapy, as the floatation tank can increase the phobia.
- In case you have a history of psychosis or other psychological disorders, it is advised not to undergo the floatation therapy.
- The salts used in the therapy can adversely affect your skin. Thus, it is better to consult your doctor before embarking on the floatation therapy course.