The Effects of Salt

Most Float Pods use Epsom Salt, magnesium sulfate, in high-concentration so that the head is buoyant, keeping the nose and mouth well out of the water for breathing.

There is also a secondary effect that is important to flotation therapy.  Magnesium is absorbed through the skin from natural molecular diffusion.  This tends to correct magnesium deficiencies.  While magnesium can be absorbed from food, in many areas of the world over-cropping without adequate replacement of magnesium makes a normal diet deficient in magnesium.

The body naturally optimizes the levels of magnesium, so there is no overload effect from floating in salts for extended periods.

The primary effect from the high levels of salt in the Flotation Pod is to create a zero gravity environment.  Unless you’re an astronaut, the Flotation Pod is the only place on earth where your body is free from gravity.  Even NASA employs flotation to stimulate weightlessness.  Zero gravity enables you to relax every muscle in your body—your neck, arms, back, and even ears.  The Pod helps you locate those areas in which you’re holding tension so you can let go.  When you do, you will enter a state of deep sensory relaxation, facilitating healing and creativity.

Benefits of Floating

  • Promotes total calm, peaceful relaxation
  • Energizes, rejuvenates and revitalizes
  • Alleviates mental and physical stress
  • Eliminates fatigue and jet lag
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Shifts brain waves from high to low frequency
  • Stimulates left/right brain synchronization
  • Increases creativity and problem solving
  • Intensifies acuteness of all the senses
  • Creates mental clarity and alertness
  • Heightens visualization
  • Accelerates learning
  • Deepens meditation
  • Expands awareness
  • Facilitates freedom from bad habits, phobias and addictions
  • Enhances hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis
  • Diminishes depression, anxiety and fear
  • Increases motivation
  • Helps prevent sports injuries
  • Speeds the healing process
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Decreases production of Cortisol & ACTH
  • Decreases production of Lactic Acid & Adrenaline
  • Relieves pain (arthritis, migraines, injuries, etc.)
  • Increases production of endorphins
  • Quickens rehabilitation and recovery
  • Boosts immune function
  • Reduces blood pressure and heart rate
  • Reduces oxygen consumption
  • Improves circulation and distribution of nutrients

Athletes Worldwide Use Floatation to Prepare For and Recover From Their Sports

Athletes who use the Pod in conjunction with visualization techniques have experienced rapid improvement in their sporting performances.  As the brain enters the Theta state, it becomes more open to suggestion.  The central nervous system can essentially be trained to produce the ‘perfect performance’.  The technique has been used for many years in Australia and America, as well as other countries.  Well-known athletes such as Carl Lewis have attributed part of their success to visualization within the Float Pod.

Experts from sporting and medical institutions have carried out multiple research in controlled experiments.  The results have led some to claim that an hour in the Float Pod using visualisation and imagery is better than 10 hours of repetitive field practice.