How it works?
Each room is equipped with a shower and a pod that is full of highly concentrated salt water, we are talking an Epsom salt bath on steroids! You take a quick shower before to wash off all the skins oil and grim from the day then put in the ear plugs they provide and climb into the pod. I was worried about being claustrophobic but honestly with the pod fully closed there is still like 3feet above you so it is completely comfortable. All you do is press the music button, turn the lights off and breath. The feeling of being completely desensitized is hard to explain but it is amazing. Rarely are we ever just shut off from everything.
Floating acts to shut off our Sympathetic Nervous System, which is our flight or fight response, which is chronically stimulated because of the way our society has integrated technology into our every day. Our brains are constantly jumping from one thing to the next, check the email, text this person, notification just went off for this app, must respond right away to that person, you get the picture. We are constantly on the go and because of this stress hormones are being produced at higher levels, blood pressure is increased and muscle tension is created. Floating works to stimulate our Parasympathetic Nervous System which will help produce positive endorphins that will reduce stress, calm nerves, stimulate creativity and decrease muscle tension.
As an athlete the benefits of floating are huge. Your muscles and joints get to enjoy a break from strain while magnesium and other essential minerals are absorbed through your skin, aiding blood flow throughout your entire system. Muscle regeneration, stress relief, and a period of time where your mind gets a break from sight and sound stimulation — allowing you to refocus before the next game, training session, or race — are just some of the benefits you’ll immediately notice with a session in a float pod. The increased circulation experienced while floating leads to increased muscle recovery times, injury recovery times and increased ability to visualize your performance. And you all know how I love to visualize:)