Would you be happy to know that more natural methods exist for anti-aging, wrinkle reduction and erasure than toxic botox or invasive plastic surgery? Scientists have found that stress is by far the over-riding factor when it comes to the rate at which we grow older. Stress is the new biological clock — and it is so powerful, so bad for us, it can age us prematurely. Research has shown that our wrinkles equate with our deeper levels of stress and emotions.
Floatation therapy may seem like an unusual concept for beauty enhancement, but it is actually a very beneficial option backed by years of practice. Let’s take a look at how floatation therapy can help you reverse the ageing process naturally and safely.
Floatation therapy is highly beneficial because it targets the root of the problem, not the subsequent symptoms. The reduction of all external senses our bodies and brains are used to processing every second of the day, create deep muscular, physical, and mental relaxation. Stress is associated with a range of health complications, wrinkles being one of them.
Cortisol (the stress hormone) degrades collagen. In excess amounts, cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic. When you consider what exactly a wrinkle is – a weakening and lessening of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin’s dermis – it’s easy to understand how stress, then, can directly cause wrinkles.
When you live in a chronic state of stress, it becomes harder and harder for the skin to repair itself naturally, continue to form healthy collagen and elastin, and deal with damaged areas. At the same time, your body is responding to the stress through inflammatory pathways, which can exacerbate skin issues.
If you can decrease your levels of cortisol and increase your levels of beta endorphins, which act as anti-inflammatories in the body as well as in skin, you can reverse this damage. Floating is beneficial in this regard as it reduces inflammation in the body while enhancing endorphin production safely and naturally.
Chronic lack of sleep can lead to lackluster skin, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body not only releases more of the stress hormone cortisol, but also causes the body to release too little human growth hormone, essential for normal tissue repair.
Floating not only helps balance sleep patterns so that you can sleep deeply through the night, but one hour in the float tank is also said to be equivalent to 4-8 hours of deep sleep! So if you’ve been loosing sleep lately, make sure to give it a try!
Floatation tanks produce a gravity-free environment for the body. Gravity affects your body all the time, pulling at every part of you. That constant force eventually creates wrinkles in your skin. Floatation therapy can give you relief from gravity’s tugging.
Gravity even affects us on a cellular level, and many biologists and gerontologists now consider gravity to play a significant destructive effect on the cells’s loss of ability to replicate itself; thus, gravity can be seen as a direct cause of old age and death.
Without the constant pull, muscles can reach a state of total relaxation and rest. This can actually help reverse age marks and wrinkles which already existed.
By reducing the stress on cells beneath the surface, skin is able to thrive like never before. In addition to healthier cells, the Epsom salts in the float tank’s water is known to have therapeutic properties. These properties help eliminate toxins, smooth the skin, and even improve skin tone. The presence of Epsom salts also means you don’t have to worry about wrinkled skin after a floatation session.
Because floatation therapy reduces stress levels, it is an effective tool for reducing chemicals which weaken the immune system (like excessive cortisol and ACTH). The deep state of relaxation reached during a float session enhances the body’s homeostasis and strengthens the immune system. A strengthened immune system means the body is better able to supply necessary nutrients to combat aging.
If you are bothered by wrinkles and ageing, or simply want to prevent these, give floating a try! Floatation therapy has been around for years and helps people from all walks of life improve their mental and physical well-being. Contact The Float Space today to find out how floatation therapy can help you reduce stress and combat the ageing process.