The Science Of Relaxation
Sensory deprivation tank use has been shown to:
> Increase dopamine production
> Lower blood pressure and cortisol (stress)
> Increase feelings of self-confidence
> Improve focus and concentration
> Help with acute insomnia
> Speed recovery from Jet lag
> Create hemispheric and whole brain integration
> Rapid elimination of fatigue
> Reduces stress and stress related illness
> One hour of sensory deprivation has been scientifically proven to be the equivalent of 4 hours of sleep
The use of the Sensory deprivation tank has been proven through countless studies to reduce stress. Inside our float tanks, when your body is weightless and mind protected from external stimulation an interesting thing starts to happen. Your body starts to overcome stress and the hormones associated with stress. The deep relaxation response your body experiences winds back the adrenal system, that is, your fight or flight response (deep rooted in the brain) is not needed in the sensory deprivation tank because you are so deeply relaxed, protected and at ease.
Stress is the number one cause for illness – all disease sprouts in one way or another from stress. In a sensory deprivation tank your cortisol levels plummet and your dopamine levels rise – easily and naturally overcoming stress – giving you a feeling of bliss, which commonly lasts for days afterward. Use of a sensory deprivation tank is a profound tool for overcoming stress – and maybe the best part about floating in a sensory deprivation tank is that you don’t need to DO anything. You can literally reduce stress without a technique. You get in the tank, float, and your body knows how to do the rest.