What is Float Therapy
Float therapy or flotation therapy is floating on salt water in a float tank placed in a custom-based room as a way of relaxation.
A busy lifestyle full of daily tasks constantly puts pressure on people and their nervous systems. Job, private life, and living in a big city like New York can be stressful and cause anxiety.
This therapy is popular as an alternative method of relaxation that brings many benefits to mental and physical health, and if you are looking for an easy and fast way to escape from reality and go to a meditative state, maybe you should try flotation therapy.
Before trying float therapy here is some information you need to know to get the most from the floating experience.
About Flotation Therapy
Just being in a float tank eliminates all those distractions and puts your body in a state of relaxation.
Water therapy is widely used for relaxation, especially knowing that our body consists of 70% water. Float tanks or isolation tanks are one step forward in water therapy. Laying down in a float tank, also known as a sensory deprivation tank, gives you a feeling of a safe place such as a womb.
Sensory Deprivation Tank
The sensory deprivation tank or floatation tank is an isolation tank filled with 1200 lbs of Epsom salt heated to the skin temperature. A high concentration of Epson salt allows your body to float without any effort. This amount of salt creates anty gravity environment when your body seems weightless.
Floating provides your body, mind, and soul with the benefits that come with relaxation. Magnesium sulfate is also significant for our body because it supports more than 300 functions in our organism. Most people suffer from the lack of magnesium in their bodies. Epson salt can help with lymph drainage and improve the absorption of magnesium.
The sensory deprivation tank in Yuki Natori Spa salon in NYC is extra large and open air and makes you feel you are floating in the ocean. You can turn off all lights and sounds in the sensory deprivation tank and stay in complete silence.
The float pool in our salon is filled with 1500 lbs of Epsom salt which is saltier than the Dead Sea. Our spacious float tanks give you genuine time and space entirely for yourself with no external stress.
This therapy is also known as REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulus Therapy) because you have the unique opportunity to shut down the world for 60 minutes.
What to Expect During Float Therapy?
Float therapy includes a few simple steps. First, you will take a shower in the float room to cleanse yourself of all oils and makeup. Then you will step right into the sensory deprivation tank and lay back. Your body will be floating instantly.
Within 10 minutes, you will lose all sense of space and time. The water temperature is set to your body’s skin temperature (around 93.5 degrees f), so you won’t even feel the water. This is the moment when the real magic begins. It’s like being back in the womb, protected and free of any stress.
After your session ends, the lights come on, and you step back into the shower to wash off the salt water.
Benefits of Float Therapy
Mental benefits of flotation therapy
The mental benefits of floating therapy come from the deep relaxation that the body feels. Your mind follows your body and instantly goes to a state of peacefulness and calmness.
The decline of all external stimuli put your mind into a state similar to meditation.
All this brings other mental benefits as:
- Releases endorphins
- Accelerate mental clarity and learning
- Stimulate creativity
- Deepen meditation practices
- Relieve stress, anxiety, and depression
Physical benefits of floating therapy
Most wellness therapy for the body requires some effort. Floating therapy with a zero gravity environment helps the body to relieve any tension and brings you a feeling of weightlessness.
Knowing that most of the pain comes from muscle spasms, relaxation of the body leads to pain reduction and relief. Other benefits for body health provide magnesium sulfate from water in the sensory deprivation tank.
Other physical benefits are:
- Improve circulation and reduces blood pressure
- Reduce chronic pain and fatigue
- Increased range of motion
- Improves athletic performance
- Help insomnia (magnesium from Epsom salt helps you to better sleep)
- Help recovery from injury
How Much Does the Float Therapy Cost?
Float therapy cost varies and depends on the place and duration of the floating session and ranges from 50$ to 100$.
Yuki Natori Spa salon in New York City offers a one-hour float session for $89. Be free to book your treatment right now.
Who is for Flotation Therapy?
Flotation therapy is for everyone who feels overwhelmed and tries to find a way for body and mind relaxation. It is safe for most people, and you can use it even during pregnancy.
You should avoid floating therapy if you are claustrophobic or you have some health conditions such as open wounds, gastroenteritis, epilepsy, low blood pressure, or kidney disease.
To get most of the flotation therapy, prepare yourself and your body. Avoid shaving or waxing the day before the treatment, because it can irritate your skin.
You should also avoid heavy food, alcohol, and caffeine. Try to eat something 30min before flotation, and move your contact lenses before lying down in a floatation tank. If you want to prevent salt water from entering your ears put earplugs.
Most people who try sensory deprivation tanks confirmed the health benefits of this therapy. It is a regular wellness practice for most celebrities and people who try to manage everyday stress and take care of their mental health.
If you want to take one hour of your day for your mental and physical health, float therapy is the best choice.
In Yukie Naturi New York beauty and spa we have the first open air, sensory deprivation tanks in NYC. Call our desk at 646.649.5324 and book your session right now.