Sensory Deprivation Therapy simulates zero gravity by dissolving 800-1000 lbs of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) into approximately 200 gallons of water in a Flotation tank.
There are important benefits to creating this dense saltwater solution. The most recognizable benefit is that a person floating in a floatation tank will float like a boat in only 10 inches of water, with your face and the top of your body out of the water.
As opposed to a swimming pool where gravity is lowered, gravity in a float tank is essentially nullified by the extreme buoyancy caused by the dissolved Epsom salt. This provides a rare opportunity for people who are suffering from various types of joint and/or muscle pain. Without the constant pressure of gravity, a person resting in a Sensory Deprivation tank at The Om Spa is able to relax and unwind.
Floating Releases Endorphin’s
Taking a break from gravity in floatation tank also causes fascinating and significant changes in the brain. Endorphins are released. These are powerful natural pain relievers and mood enhancers that promote a sense of well-being while further enhancing the healing benefits of the zero gravity environment.
A person who has a high stress level will find it virtually impossible to maintain that stress level after a float session due to endorphin’s being released in the brain as well as their brainwaves shifting from beta to alpha and even theta.
Theta is a brain state that is normally felt by people trained in meditation. An important difference to meditation is the fact that a person can achieve a theta state in their very first float session, making it a quick and easy shortcut to deep relaxation. So set up your Float session at The Om Spa today.