We live in a world that is over brimming with sensory stimulation. Our brains take in this information and look for warning of potential danger. This was an efficient system when the only fast moving objects around us were lions pouncing out of bushes to attack. However, our modern world of blinking advertisements, speeding cars, and honking horns overwhelm this system. Our fight-or-flight response is constantly firing creating unwarranted levels of emotional and physical stress.
When you are in a float pod this system is at rest. Our brains look for sights and sounds for warnings, but there are none. The float tank gives us a feeling of safety and comfort that is unparalleled by any other environment. Our fight-or-flight regulates many of the hormones associated with stress, including adrenaline and cortisol. When our fight- or -flight goes dormant, the production of these hormones drops lower and lower, allowing us to relax on a biological level. In response to feeling safe and relaxed, our brains start pumping out dopamine and neurochemical our body uses to reward us with pleasure, encouraging us to repeat the actions that got us to this state.
The benefits we receive from putting our bodies into a place of sensory relief is profound, and the following list is hardly exhaustive: