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Floating deceases anxiety, depression and improves sleep:
Under stress, your hypothalamus (the almond-sized part of your brain just above your brainstem) signals your adrenal glands to release the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Chronic stress leads to an overactive hypothalamus, which can lead to depression. Floating helps combat depression and anxiety by minimizing your cortisol production. In one study, people who floated for 12 sessions noticed decreased pain, stress, anxiety and depression as well as improved sleep and general optimism. The results lasted up to four months post-floatation.
According to the World Health Organization, some three-quarters of adults don't get enough magnesium in their diet, a mineral that's essential to many body processes. In fact, a lack of magnesium has been associated with many different adverse health effects, including headaches, hypertension, diabetes and the development of heart disease. It's also important for bone growth too.
For hundreds of years, bathing in Epsom salt was used therapeutically, and one of the primary reasons it was so healing was because it naturally increases magnesium levels. A study done in 2009 from the Medical University of Lublin in Poland found magnesium helped relax the GABA receptors in the brain and the nervous system, promoting a sense of calm and virtually slowing down the mind and body so that you can relax enough to fall asleep. You may also find that your complexion has improved, you feel less anxious and your blood pressure is at a more optimal level, along with many other positive impacts getting enough magnesium can bring.
Floating enhances athletic performance:
Floating helps you bounce back faster from workouts by reducing lactic acid in the blood. By floating free of gravity, lactic acid passes out of the muscles faster, which reduces overall muscle stiffness and pain. Floating benefits extend to athletes on the field as well. One study on basketball players found strong evidence of athletic skill improvement post floating.