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It’s a Fact: Sensory Deprivation Tanks are Actually Good for US!

Written by Charu Sharma

Many of us (including me) were and are indeed sceptical about sensory deprivation tanks, but let’s take a moment to examine the volumes of reports starting from athletes. Both athletes and coaches around the world have stood by their belief that athletes who undergo sensory deprivation tank sessions actually perform better on the tracks and those who subject themselves to the therapy after being injured due to sporting activities actually recover much more rapidly compared to those who do not.

Moving on from sportsmen and women let’s examine those who are nagged out of their wits with chronic pain disorders, regardless if it is in the form of a migraine, gout, PMS, or even arthritis.

According to research and other reports from medical associations, floating in a tank that has been filled with an Epsom Salt solution actually increases an individual’s tolerance to pain which in turn lowers stress and anxiety levels.

As we already are well aware off, when stress and anxiety levels are lower, immune systems go higher and when this happens, we tend to naturally heal much faster. Now how does this happen?

In order to understand the mechanics behind this we have to understand the mechanics of our central nervous system and how we feel pain. The main thing is that when our senses are on high alert our sensitivity to pain follows suit.

Even in normal states or during sleep, how senses are still on in order for the brain to contend with the myriad forms of external stimuli.

This issue of dealing with external stimuli during floatation therapy however is brought down top extremely minimal levels, which sends our brain into a state of relaxation which is maintained even after the therapy is concluded leaving us focused, due to the lesser amounts of adrenaline in our systems.

In essence, during a float session, the subjects mind goes into a state of deep rest which triggers the production of feel good natural drugs in our brain such as endorphins and dopamine which play a role in numbing pain and subsequently relieving those who suffer from chronic pain.

Apart from all this, from a psychological perspective, clinical studies are starting to reveal that those who regularly go for sessions in a sensory deprivation tank in Melbourne perform better at work and in school due to the clarity they have after each session.

Reduced stress, lowered levels of anxiety and subsequent lower production of hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline all play a role in making floatation therapy effective.

Most individuals who take their health seriously believe that sensory deprivation tanks are the best way to organically heal them from within, ask any person who goes for floatation therapy in Melbourne and they will tell you that floatation therapy is about the best thing they have found which helps them live a healthier and more meaningful life.

Floatation therapy is not an expensive treatment and as such, giving it a try is recommended, however for those of you who are claustrophobic, I would recommend the bigger floatation chambers that may cost a bit more.

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