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” or “Feel Good” hormones and Dopamine. After the Float session the body will continue releasing Endorphins and Dopamine so the beneficial effects of the Endorphins will last for several days.
While the body is releasing Endorphins, the harmful chemicals that increase stress, Cortisol “the Stress Hormone”, Adrenaline, ACTH and Lactate, are removed from the blood stream. Floating opens the door for the body to get rid of harmful chemicals allowing Endorphins and Dopamine to take over and reduce stress, the perception of pain, fatigue and muscle tension.