Float therapy is one of the best treatments for your body and mind! But did you know that there are ways to biohack your float therapy experience to maximize the benefits? Arrive early to follow our top tips and experience the best possible float session.
Treat Yourself to Your Favourite Relaxation Aid
When you first arrive, use your favourite relaxation treat. This could be a cup of herbal tea, smelling an essential oil or taking a relaxing supplement. By doing this, you will be setting the stage for a deep state of relaxation.
Journal Prior to Float
Spend some time before your float writing in a journal. This is a great way to clear your mind and get in touch with your deepest thoughts and feelings. When you get into the tank, all of these worries will disappear, and you will be able to truly relax.
Experiment with Lighting and Music
We have lights and music that you can control. Experiment with different options to find what works best for you. Some people prefer to have the coloured light on while they float while others prefer darkness.
With the Music, some of the options include music at the beginning either on for 5/10 minutes, or silence, and at the end we can either play music for the final 5 minutes to help you slowly come back to consciousness or leave that silent also.
We may also be able to upload music to the pod if you give us enough notice, just know that if you want it to play throughout the session like a podcast, if it is less that your float it will start repeating from the beginning.
Use Progressive Muscle Relaxation During Float
When you get into the tank, spend some time doing progressive muscle relaxation exercises. This involves tensing and relaxing each muscle group in your body, starting with your toes and working up to your head. This will help your entire body relax and become receptive to the benefits of floating.
Utilise Some of the Time for Breathwork
During your float, take some time to focus on your breath. This can be a great way to release any residual tension in your body and mind. There are many different breathwork techniques that you can try; just find one that feels comfortable for you. Box breathing is a simple one to remember: in for a count of 4, hold for a count of 4, out for a count of 4, hold for a count of 4. Repeat as many times as you can.
Sleep Soon Afterward
One of the best ways to maximise the benefits of float therapy is to sleep as soon as possible after your session. When you sleep, your brain waves slow down, which allows your body to fully recover from the stress of daily life. So make sure to set aside some time for a nap or a good night’s sleep after your float to keep the effects flowing.
By following these tips, you can ensure that you get the most out of your float therapy experience. The most benefits are seen after 3 sessions so make sure you give it a good few goes before deciding if it should be added to your regular self-care regimen or not.