While floating the body reaches a state of deep relaxation that otherwise could only be reached when sleeping. During this deep relaxation the electrical activity of the brain drops from about 20 – 25 HZ to 4 – 8 HZ and the brain goes into a wave pattern known as the Theta State and the body releases Endorphins “The Body’s Natural Painkillers”. After the Float session the body will continue releasing Endorphins so the beneficial effects of the Endorphins will last for several days.
The feeling of weightlessness produced by the buoyancy eliminates the body’s pressure points relieving muscle tension that in many cases is responsible for chronic back and neck pain, headaches and stress. The water combined with the Epsom Salt give the body complete support allowing tense muscles to slowly relax and slowly alleviate muscle pain.
Muscle pain due to overworked muscles, as in the case of athletes, will find a much faster pain relief since production of Endorphins will greatly reduce the levels of lactic acid in the blood stream.
Floating also helps reducing pain produced by inflammation, strains, sprains, bruises, muscle soreness, and exercise.