The scientific research on floating has led to its widespread acceptance as an effective medical treatment in several European countries, like Sweden and Germany, where doctors commonly prescribe floats for stress. New studies on floating confirm its unparalleled versatility and effectiveness as a wellness tool, showing that it helps balance your chemistry, neurology, and physiology.
Floating safely replenishes your levels of magnesium—the “master mineral,” which regulates the absorption of other minerals and over 300 biochemical reactions in the body through its role as an enzyme co-factor. Magnesium also plays a vital role in the reactions that generate and use ATP, the fundamental unit of energy within the body’s cells. Stress itself depletes what little magnesium we get through our diet, literally leading to a feedback loop of further stress.
Our sympathetic nervous system, responsible for the fight-or-flight response, is overworked because we live in a modern world for which we are not biologically well-adapted. Like background neurological static noise, this fight-or-flight response is our new “normal,” and is both exhausting and damaging. Sensory deprivation is the perfect relief.
The weightlessness of floating is incredibly fun! And, it puts you in a state of gentle traction, relieving pressure on your spine and joints, soothing aches and pains in the bones and muscles of your body.