What is Flotation Therapy?
Flotation therapy seems relatively new today because it has begun to make a comeback in recent years. However, flotation the
rapy has a long history. It was invented in the mid 1950’s by neuroscientist Dr. John Lilly in the United States. The idea is based on a scientific approach to give people a deep relaxation called “Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique” also known as R.E.S.T. Inside human sized tanks, ten inches of water with 850lbs of salt lie. This environment triggers a deep relaxation response and a deep sleep called the Theta state. Flotation therapy works by shutting down the normal responses in the brain, such as the sensation of gravity, temperature, touch, sight and sound, senses you deal with daily.
At Pholat Philadelphia, you can experience all of this first hand. It is a great way to embrace mindfulness, meditate, or just be one with your thoughts. In addition, flotation therapy has many physical and mental benefits. For instance, flotation therapy helps old wounds and injuries to heal faster because the body responds to mechanism that naturally regenerates itself and maintains chemical and metabolic balance. It also helps decrease anxiety, stress, and depression levels.