Thinking about trying to float your or a loved one’s way to ease depression? Floatation therapy may help. Backed by scientific studies that are still ongoing, floatation therapy may ease depression and lower or alleviate chronic stress. While it’s never recommended to replace your ongoing treatment plan, floating can be a great supplemental treatment for depression for some people. If you’ve thought about giving floating a try or would like more holistic ways to help your depression – floatation therapy might be right for you.
Here are three ways floatation therapy and the regular usage of floats can help with depression:
1. Floating Can Lower Your Cortisol Production
Cortisol is an important hormone produced by the adrenal glands. When it is elevated for prolonged periods it can lead to depression, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, reduced immune system activity and increased fat storage in the body. Some ways you may recognize how they affect your body is through your fight or flight response, increased immune activity during times of need and the ability/inability to relax. Although increased cortisol levels are good in your times of need, they’re harmful when it is prolonged for large periods of time. Luckily, many have found some relief through floating.
2. Floating Can Tame & Fight Chronic Stress
Floating is relaxing for many! Whether you’re a first time floater or a seasoned veteran; floating can help you tame stress. Stress certainly isn’t the same as depression; but chronic stress causes an overactive hypothalamus which has been proven to lead to depression and this is where floating can help. Floating takes away all external distractions and allows time for mindful meditation if you choose to do so. You may also experience a deep sense of calm almost as if you had taken an extraordinarily long nap. This experience happens because your blood pressure and heart rate lower while your muscles relax in the water. You’ll emerge from your float feeling refreshed, often taming your stress from the day. The more you float, the better it gets. Keeping your chronic stress in check can help aid depression.
3. Floating Can Improve Your Overall Quality Of Life
Whether you or a loved one suffers from depression or another aliment, floating can help treat depression. Through continued floats, some therapeutic effects include a subjective sense of well-being, healthier behaviors including emphasis self-care, feeling more connected to your body and an overall sense of a better quality of life. Plus, floatation therapy is natural and holistic. While everyone should talk to their doctor about any supplemental therapies they try, floatation therapy should not affect any of the medications you are currently taking for your depression.
If these benefits sound like they will help you, we invite you to come in and try floatation therapy for yourself. Try our first float special for only $49! Upon arrival, we’ll walk you through your float before heading in. Call us today to book your first float!