26 Aug 6 Reasons Why You Should Relax
There are a number of reasons why we believe float therapy is key to people’s health, but rest in relaxation is at the top of that list. Although it is easy to write off the merit of meditation as some sort of spiritual mumbo jumbo, the impact it can have is hardly debatable.
In 2017, the harmful effects of stress are nearly on par with smoking. In fact, studies have shown that it can be as damaging for your heart as having five cigarettes a day. When many of us are caught up in the rat race, working ourselves up to the point of collapse, relaxation has never been more important for our wellbeing.
By now, you’re most likely familiar with the way float therapy works. Occupants are provided mental and physical relief, shut off from the rest of the world for even just an hour. But what many people don’t know is what this kind of regular relaxation can do for you. It’s more than just a way to unwind.
Let’s take a look at some of the amazing health benefits associated with relaxation and (by proxy) float therapy.
Lower Risk of High Blood Pressure
Periods of gradual or intense stress have been linked to increased heart problems, such as high blood pressure and heart attack. As a result, research is almost unanimously in favour of taking some time each day to relax. Although it can be tough to find your centre when you’re all worked up, float therapy is a foolproof method of finding a little R&R.
Lower Your Risk of Stroke
In 2007, the University of Cambridge concluded that people who handled stressful situations more calmly than their peers, had a 24% lower risk of stroke. Those who relax regularly will find that they are much more even-tempered when the going gets tough. A session or two a week inside of a float tank will leave you feeling more relaxed overall.
Experts have proven that prolonged periods of stress can reduce levels of serotonin and dopamine, both of which are contributors to happiness and well being. By taking time every day to relax, you decrease overall levels of depression.
Improve Decision Making
We all know what it’s like to be super stressed out and how it can impact our decision making. But the science behind it might surprise you. Unclear thinking associated with stress actually has to do with how we weigh risk and reward. In fact, it’s been suggested that stressed out individuals will only consider the pros and not the cons of a given situation. By relying on float therapy, you are improving your chances to make more well thought out decisions.
Keep Off Added Weight
Stress eating is quite common amongst office workers and other professionals. Cortisol, the hormone associated with stress, may even specifically encourage junk food cravings. Regular relaxation can therefore be key to keeping your weight down.
Although researchers aren’t exactly sure why, stress has been linked to increased amounts of oil in the skin, clogged pores and acne. But guess what? Relaxation can have a significant effect. What better place to start than inside of a float tank?
Relaxing Could Slow Breast Cancer
Even though research is largely inconclusive regarding relaxations effect on breast cancer, there is evidence to suggest that meditation could ease its aggressiveness. Not only that, but certain studies have found that it may even be able to speed up recovery.
As beneficial as it all may be, relaxation is only one of the advantages associated with float therapy. Find out more about how floating can affect your health.