Floating improves blood circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients. The near-weightless environment of floating allows for the muscles and joints of the body to relax, increasing blood flow and helping to more quickly repair muscle tissues and heal the body. This is especially beneficial for those with injuries, chronic pain or inflammation. The flotation pod environment has also been shown to expedite the healing of broken bones and sprained joints, sometimes healing twice as fast as without flotation therapy. The automatic activation of the body’s relaxation response is further beneficial in healing adrenal fatigue and stress related conditions.