WHAT IS FLOAT THERAPY?

“Floating is a method of attaining the deepest rest that humankind has ever experienced."

As described by a pre-eminent scientist studying Float Therapy



THE BASICS

Float Therapy is also referred to as Floating, Sensory Deprivation, Isolation Tanks, or R.E.S.T. (Reduced Environmental Stimuli Technique).  


You will float in approximately 10 inches of water that contains 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salts.  The density of the water is what does the floating for you.  You can float completely effortlessly, in fact, it's even safe to fall asleep!  Best darn sleep you've had in a VERY long time!  


At Paradise Float Spa, our float rooms have star-lights in the ceiling as well as underwater lights.  You can leave both the lights on, leave only the star-lights on, or turn them both off to get the full effect of Float Therapy.


Approximately 80-90% of your mind is constantly processing input through your senses.  That's a LOT of brainpower being expended!  Imagine if you could let go deeply enough to use all that processing power to begin to heal your thoughts and emotions.




But I’m claustrophobic!?



It’s OK... many people are, but we don’t use float tanks or pods, rather, float ROOMS... you can stand up inside them. The light is controlled from inside, giving you total control of your environment.  You can leave the light on and you can even leave the door open. Some people even find that their claustrophobia is reduced with a regular float practice.


What Effects Does It Have On The Body

The water is at 94.5°F (skin temperature) and the air around 31°C; this similarity in temperature between the water and the air is what gives you the feeling of weightlessness.  In this ‘gravity-free’ environment the body balances and heals internally while all the senses are rested.  Research shows that floating measurably reduces blood pressure and heart rate whilst lowering the levels of stress-related hormones in the body.  Old injuries and aches, (especially backache) experience relief as floating helps blood circulation and raises the levels of endorphins (the body's natural pain killer). 

Floating is used widely in the treatment of stress, anxiety, insomnia, jet lag and to improve concentration and creativity. Sports performance and recovery are also enhanced by floating. 

>>  One hour of floating has the restorative effects of 4 hours of sleep! <<

What Effects Does It Have On The Mind

During a float, you produce slower brain-waves, known as theta waves, (normally experienced only during deep meditation or just before falling asleep). This is often accompanied by vivid imagery, very clear, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations or feelings of profound peace and joy, induced by the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates.

Due to these effects, floating is used effectively in the treatment of depression and addictions, including smoking and alcohol. It is also used in schools and universities as tools for Super Learning.


Want more info?  Visit Paradise Float Spa's Website or give us a call.


Or call us at:
 (410280-1960

Paradise Float Spa is located at 619 Severn Ave, Annapolis MD (Next to Blackwall Hitch Restaurant)