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Why floatation therapy is good for us?

The fact that our brain is in a constant state of processing information keeps our brain in a state of heightened awareness almost constantly that are fed to our brain via our eyes as vision, nose as sense of smell, ears as sound, skin as temperature and tongue as taste.

Now if you think that that’s all our brain has to deal with, think again, how about the effects of gravity?

Our brain has to constantly gauge the amount of strength we exert for each step that we take every object that we pick and this is no easy computing work as it would take a multitude of super computers just to process all these information for months, but our brain does it in a jiffy.

Now that we have established the awesome processing power of the brain, when does it get to rest, even computers have to be rebooted now and then and have its cookie jars emptied so to speak and refreshed, as do our brain, So how do you do that, well you could try sleeping, but not many people actually manage to go to sleep properly as in order to reboot, the brain needs to go into the utter abyss of REM sleep which according to researcher is hard to come by.

This is the reason why scientists and researchers have turned their gaze upon floatation therapy.

A group of researcher investigating the benefits of floatation therapy in Melbourne found that  it actually helps people to break away from the routine of processing external stimuli received almost subconsciously when they are subjected to floatation therapy and this is akin to ‘rebooting the system’.

Our brain rebalances our entire bio-chemical construct during floatation therapy and the effects of this recalibration lingers on and the more frequent individuals subject themselves to floatation therapy, the more balanced they are.

Floatation therapy in Melbourne has become popular among individuals with high stress jobs and that includes mothers with 2 or 3 children who according to research are as stressed as a lab technician working on DNA samples involved in a homicide, Floatation therapy according to these researchers provide our brains with a window of opportunity to rest or in other words go into a state of deep relaxation.

According to the study our brains would otherwise only react to misbalances in our system when our brain detects and anomaly which in most case scenarios would be too late due to the fact that when anomaly is detected, it usually means that the damage had already been done.

Thus, it would not be entirely wrong to say that floatation therapy is both a proactive and reactive therapy whereby if you don’t have any health issues you only become healthier both mentally and physically and the same can be said for those who are already being challenged with health issues.

According to clinical trials, floating once or twice a week for 45 or 90 minutes at each session is more than sufficient to keep us in optimal health.  

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