It’s now been more than sixty odd years since the neuroscientist Dr John C. Lilly came up with and invented what is known as the “isolation tank’ during scientific research his into sensory deprivation in the mid-1950s. Nowadays, the float therapy has ballooned into one of the most rapid growing spa and wellness movements in Australia.
Floatation Tank Therapy, has also come to be known as “floating” therapy”, and is now being practiced in specially developed pods, tanks, pools, and rooms for a wide range of purposes beyond just sensory deprivation.
Unsurprisingly, practically all modern researchers are continuing to applaud the numerous ways that floatation therapy can absolutely benefit people’s overall health and state of mind. For instance:
- Some researchers are now looking to discover the in-depth relationship between someone’s body and their brain.
- In such research they are investigating how to teach a patient how to consciously seek access to their brain’s body map in order to remedy negativity that creates the base for various conditions, such as anxiety, addiction, phobias, and things like anorexia.
The Future of Modern Therapy is Here Now
And even though the wish for sensory deprivation continues as a compelling reason for floating, an increasing amount of people are now using a float tank in Joondalup to assist in reducing pain and assist in healing the body.
- Floatation therapy makes use of the body’s natural tendency to relax when floating in water at a pleasant temperature.
- The zero-gravity surroundings, mixed with the magnesium-rich Epsom salt solution provides superb comfort for people with painful joints and strained muscles.
- The floating position also allows for blood vessel dilation, resulting in superb blood flow throughout the whole of one’s body.
Modern day floatation environments can differ widely and capable of providing a large range of floating options, which includes the choice of sound or light therapy into a patient’s floatation therapy session.
Developments for Different People
The construction of the float apparatus is still continuing to advance, offering new chances and hopes for relief to those who would not have had any interest in or being capable of withstanding an isolation tank’s atmosphere.
- For instance, there are now different kinds of floatation therapy, which include an open float pool to make it that much easier on the senses for anyone with limited mobility.
- Those also with a dread of claustrophobia can now thoroughly enjoy all the advantages received from floating.
Floatation therapy itself is commonly associated with a conventional isolation tank that is filled with warm water and Epsom Salt.
This solution’s density significantly creates a weightless, ethereal setting, which assists in gently relieving tension on muscles, joints, and the spine. While undergoing a floatation session, a person’s brain goes on to release dopamine and endorphins, which then go on to provide the body with the opportunity to totally relax. And even though floating looks like a passive experience, it in fact actively boosts your body’s recovery and healing processes.