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Suspended in an effortless state of relaxation, entirely uninhibited and unburdened by the constant grind of daily life, you are weightless and all your problems are suddenly illusory. No, you are not sipping from a mojito while you lounge on the white sandy beaches of Bora Bora.

You are floating in a state of the art sensory deprivation pod. Saturated in magnesium rich Epson salts, these pods rejuvenate your body with essential minerals and allow you to mentally recover from daily stresses.

Several hundred times more buoyant than the dead sea the pod allows you to float above the water with ease whilst blocking out all external distractions. Insulated against all outside noise and lights, and with the air and water inside the tank constantly set at body temperature, your muscles and tendons relax and your brain begins to pump dopamine and endorphins into your body. This results in a wave of comfort and wellbeing flooding through you as the tank begins to take effect.

Supported by years of research, magnesium flotation pods are reported to:

  • Assist with pain management
  • Reduce stress
  • Absorb vital magnesium into your body
  • Enhance your immune system
  • Improve your sleeping patterns
  • Lower blood pressure, stress hormones and muscle tension
  • Improve mental clarity
  • Diminish depression and anxiety

While magnesium flotation therapy does have a powerfully healing effect on your body, the most dramatic results include mental clarity and enhanced consciousness. Deprived of your senses and without distraction, your brain effortlessly enters a meditative state of relaxation and your stress-signalling hormone, cortisol, instinctively drops. Simultaneously, feelings of depression, fear and anxiety melt away as the Epson salts soften and replenish your skin.

Considering the abstract nature of flotation therapy, there are those that will be sceptical of its impacts. However, a vast array of research is building on the subject with a plethora of neuroscientists keenly exploring the therapies mental and physical repercussions. One interesting example of this research is occurring in the Float Clinic and Research Centre at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Neuropsychologist, Justin Feinstein and his team use EEG sensors, and MRI technology to measure peoples’ brain activity to compare brain functionality before and after a flotation session.

Although this research is just in the preliminary stages, Feinstein’s work reveals that flotation therapy has similar affects to common anxiety reducing medications and has the potential to be effective against post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses. With the growing popularity of alternative medicine and therapy, magnesium flotation pods are appearing all throughout Australia.

So, while this ongoing research into magnesium flotation therapy is increasing peoples clinical understanding of the treatment, the only way to truly comprehend its soothing benefits is to try it for yourself.

To book your own immersive experience call us on 07 5476 8315

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