Medicine Hat Floating Expert – Lisa Ireland

 

Why is Floating Beneficial?

The basic concept is that floating reduces external stimuli as much as possible to help the body achieve a natural restorative state. Some people compare the experience of floating to meditation or yoga. Float tanks are specifically designed for sensory deprivation. Floating was created in the 1950s but gained popularity in the 1970s. Since then, floating has been used for a variety of reasons, both anecdotal and scientifically backed:

  • Stress reduction
  • Anxiety relief
  • Sports recovery
  • Pain relief
  • To promote relaxation
  • Reduce headaches
  • Increased circulation
  • For more restful sleep
  • To learn to meditate
  • Or just need a little quiet time…

Studies have shown that floating  can increase activity in the visual cortexes of participants and increase creativity. It has also been found that floating can reduce levels of stress hormones and blood pressure for weeks after the actual REST experience. If you would like more information on floating please contact us at 403-502-6901.