Close your eyes for a moment. What do you see in your mind’s eye? What do you hear around you? You’re probably preoccupied with thoughts of everything that you need to get done by the end of the day, week, month or even the year. Perhaps you’re overcome by office chatter, the sounds that your devices make as they receive messages or the traffic passing outside. Do all these elements combined make you feel overwhelmed?
Many people around the world suffer from stress and anxiety, owing to overstimulation in daily life. There’s a broad spectrum of treatment options for these issues, many of which entail taking medication and attending therapy. However, studies show that flotation therapy can be an effective alternative for treating mental, physical and emotional distress.
Salt Flotation Therapy 101
If you’re reading this, you probably already have an idea of what flotation therapy is. If you’re not sure, there nothing to worry about. Here’s an explanation to get you up to speed:
A patient lies inside a dark pod filled with Epsom salts and water matching your body temperature. While floating, the person goes into a state of positive isolation; free from external stimuli, with no concept of where the body ends, and the pod begins. Just like in deep meditation, this detachment tackles tension in the body and mind for holistic healing.
The Proof Is In The Pudding – Research Published In A PLoS One Article
A study released in early 2018 followed the effects of salt flotation therapy on a group of patients with anxiety. This research was conducted by a neuropsychologist, Dr Justin Feinstein and a few colleagues from the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR). The short-term results of 1-hour sessions for each patient were encouraging to the growing practice of float therapy. It found that:
- Patients from the sample group expressed relief from negative physical and mental experiences, showing a decline in anxiety, stress, pain muscle tension and more.
- Patients experienced an increase in the presence of positive elements, such as contentment, relaxation, heightened energy and more.
Salt Float Therapy In Perth Is Only A Call Away
It’s okay to unplug from the stresses of the world now and then. You have nothing to lose and peace of mind to gain. Book your appointment with better wellbeing today!
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