Did you know that True REST is an acronym?
REST stands for Reduced Environmental Stimulus Therapy. While floating, we are reducing nearly ALL stimuli that our brains are processing constantly. This dramatic reduction in sensory stimuli is what creates a profound shift in pain, stress, and overall mood after just 60 minutes of floating.
Face it; in today’s day and age, we are plugged in nearly 24/7. True REST provides a space where we can cut out all the chaos and distraction, and instead, focus on our breath, our relaxation, and our wellbeing. Our Float Pods allow clients to completely customize their environment, from the door height, to the lights and music. We encourage those that want to dive deeper to turn off the lights and music and close the door. Plunge into a safe space that is 100% distraction free.
When floating in silence and darkness, we are dramatically limiting the amount of information our brains receive from sensory stimuli. This allows the mind and body to truly relax while floating weightlessly in solitude.
We need this now more than ever. A new study shows that the human brain is bombarded by the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data each and every day. With rapid advancements in digital technology, we are being bombarded with massive amounts of information like never before. The growth of the internet, 24-hour television, and highly advanced smartphone technology means that we now receive five times as much information as we did in 1986. And even though we may not realize it, this constant flow of input can create stress and fatigue, and ultimately lead to illness.
So what do we do about it? We float.
True REST provides the perfect environment to truly unplug and let go. While floating, you are no longer interacting with gravity, touch, temperature, light, or sound. This, in turn, affects the muscles, the nervous system and the organs of the body. Floating screens out all external physical stimuli, which allows for a pure state of complete relaxation. This lack of stimulation of the nervous system triggers a reaction known as the parasympathetic response. Muscle tension, blood pressure and heart rate are often reduced dramatically. Stress hormones such as cortisol are reduced and replaced with uplifting endorphins.
By working directly on the central nervous system, floating can greatly improve your powers of emotional control and sense of wellbeing. Negative emotions and many unwanted habits seem to melt away in the tank, along with any physical tensions and the stresses that accompany them. Research at Texas A&M and the University of Colorado has shown that brain activity during floating is nearly identical to elevated states of consciousness experienced by trained Buddhist monks during meditation. Theta brain wave activity is increased and can stay with you for a few days after the float.
When you feel that life is pulling at you from all sides, schedule a float, and experience the miraculous power of a distraction free environment.
Reset, recalibrate, and reemerge. You deserve it.