What is floatation and how does
What is a Floatation Spa?
Who is floatation for?
What are the benefits of floating?
Health Hygiene and Water
1. What is Floatation and How Does One Float?
We know that people in other
cultures have for centuries engaged in practices such as yoga and
meditation in order to transcend physical and mental phenomena, and to
realize the original state of consciousness in which nothing is
happening. In this modern age, the same state of inner peace and
clarity is available to people in our culture through the floating
Floating, which is effortless, essentially eliminates
"practicing" at transcending. There is nothing to learn, nothing to do.
Upon being in the floating environment, the body relaxes completely,
the mind releases, and the consciousness is free to be in its original
state, like a clear sky.
Floating is lying down on one's back on a solution of
water saturated with a high quality Epsom salt (MgSO4) about one foot
in depth. The water is maintained at skin temperature (94°F) and is
soft and silky to the touch.
Due to the high density of the solution, your body
floats like a cork on the surface totally free from gravity in the
floatation environment that is sound-proof and light-proof, offering a
safe oasis where the stress and tensions of everyday life can be left
The feeling is as if you are floating out in space. The
brain is free from all the functions of interpreting and processing
light, sound, temperature and gravitational forces and sensations,
leaving it to expand into ordinarily inaccessible areas. Thus, a
wonderfully freeing and opening process begins to take effect, healing
takes place more rapidly…learning is enhanced…problems are more easily
solved…your cells are bathed in beta endorphins, the natural mood
elevators and pain reducers in the body…a beautiful silence is
experienced and a lightness of being that cannot be felt in any other
way on Earth unfolds.
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2. What is a Floatation Spa?
The floatation spa at Blue Light has been custom designed
for the safety and comfort of its users. Unlike the more traditional
floatation tank where the floater enters a confined space through a
hatch, the specially designed floatation spa at Blue Light is over 6
feet high, 8 feet long and 4 feet wide. The floater enters through a
sliding door standing upright before lying down. The higher ceiling
creates a more spacious and less humid environment.
Once inside the spa, the floater controls light and
sound from within. Although the essense of this experience is derived
from the complete absence of light and sound, beginning floaters can
ease themselves into this state free of fear, by having complete
control. The spa is equipped with an underwater stereo system for those
desiring music or learning tapes as an occasional option. Toward the
end of each session, soft music is played as a gentle signal that the
float is coming to an end.
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3. Who is Floatation For?
Floatation is for anybody of any age who wants to
release themselves from the excess mental and physical stress caused by
and overload of day-to-day external stimuli.
Floatation rehabilitates overworked or injured muscles
and joints, speeds recovery time, improves concentration, increases
energy, opens channels of creativity, deepens meditation and aids in
exploring expanded states of consciousness, as well as improving focus
Floatation can enhance positive behavior modification
efforts such as quitting smoking, conquering alcohol and drug addiction
and controlling weight loss.
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4. What are the Benefits of Floating?
floatation tank has been designed to minimize the effects of light,
sound, gravity and touch. The reduced sensory input allows the mind to
naturally take an inward journey towards its own peaceful and
undisturbed state. This journey creates new levels of relaxation and
awareness. Studies have shown that one hour of floatation produces
enhanced "theta" activity of the brain, which correlates with deep
states of relaxation. It has also been suggested that one hour of
floatation rejuvenates the body as effectively as many hours of sleep
or meditation. Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that regular use of
reduces stress, therefore
preventing stress related disease
lowers blood pressure
cleanses the body of lactic
acid and other body wastes
allows the mind to learn
information more rapidly and comprehensively
relieves pain from injury
promotes hemispheric and
whole brain integration
is instrumental in
eliminating addictive behavior
These and many other measurable effects last during the floatation
period and for weeks afterward. The effects are cumulative.
Stress produces harmful chemicals in the body, including excessive
cortisol, adrenaline and ACTH (secreted up to 40x more in Type A
personalities than Type B). These chemicals weaken the immune system.
The deep state of relaxation reached during a float session reduces the
buildup of these chemicals and enhances the body's homeostasis, or
natural state of balance. Simply by floating once a week or once every
few weeks, you can strengthen your body's immune system.
The buoyancy factor or antigravity
effect gives the floater the feeling of total weightlessness. Inner
peacefulness releases tension from the expression of the face and body.
Many other inner changes, such as increased self-confidence, a sense of
physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being can bring
about a marked improvement in a person's posture, movement, speech and
skin condition. Additionally, Epsom salts is known to have therapeutic
properties helpful in eliminating body toxins, reducing bruises and
pain in body joints.
5. Health, Hygiene and Water Maintenance
Dissolved in the tank is 1,000
pounds of Epsom salts. The salt maintains a bacteria-free environment
that is a natural disinfectant.
Water sample studies have shown that no pathogenic organisms of any
kind (bacteria, virus, yeast, mold, etc.) exist in the solution.
Additionally, the entire volume of tank water is filtered and injected with ozone between uses to maintain
its pristine condition.
Ozone, known to chemists as O3, is
active oxygen, one of nature's basic elements. It is most commonly
recognizable after thunderstorms by
its sweet, fresh smell. Ozone is the safest, most effective water
purifier available. It maintains water's soft, clean and crystal clear
appearance, without adding harmful chemicals. After ozone does its
job, it quickly reverts to oxygen.
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