Last year’s survey showed that 33% of Australians experienced high stress levels due to the pandemic. Despite relatively low cases and fast economic recovery, many people continue to suffer the mental health challenges brought by lockdowns, social restrictions, and uncertainties.
Mental health services in the country have been boosted to accommodate emerging needs. But, aside from these, there are various things you can do to combat stress—such as float therapy.
Float therapy is a holistic approach to stress reduction. It involves immersing in a large tank filled with 600 litres of water that’s 10 inches deep. Large amounts
Epsom salt is dissolved in the water to achieve a buoyancy similar to the Dead Sea.
But how can it help you manage stress better?
1. Removes Distraction
Our everyday life is now filled with things that prevent us from achieving tranquillity. Many of us spend hours a day scrolling on social media, where the stress triggers are overflowing. We are not able to think clearly because the flow of information is continuous.
One effective way to remove distraction is by getting float therapy. Inside the float pod, all visual and audio stimuli are removed—which will force you to focus on your thoughts and feelings. This is a chance to clear your headspace and recalibrate your mindset.
2. Improves Sleep Quality
Quality sleep is essential for our mental health. If you’re not getting enough snooze, you’re more prone to stress. Without enough rest, you won’t be able to function at optimal levels. As a result, you become frustrated—which feeds to your stress. Learn more about the connection between stress and sleep here.
Floating therapy may improve the quality of your sleep because of the magnesium absorption during the session.
Magnesium is a mineral that plays a key role in regulating mood and stabilising sleep patterns. We have to acquire magnesium from external sources to prevent sleep disruptions and energy decline.
3. Relaxes the Muscles
“A relaxed mind resides within a relaxed body. Your stress levels are likely to spike you’re experiencing any sort of physical discomfort. Floating therapy promotes muscle relaxation and speeds up recovery from injuries.”, shares Direct Appliance Rentals CEO Karina Wolfin.
Inside the pod, you’ll float effortlessly. All that you have to do is set your mind to relax and allow the warm water to carry you. Floating gives your muscles a chance to relieve tension and stiffness, making it an ideal activity for athletes.
Reduces Stress Chemicals
Magnesium sulphate suppresses Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which is triggers the adrenal gland to release cortisol. Although cortisol is crucial in regulating metabolism and reducing inflammation, chronic high cortisol levels can lead to poor blood sugar regulation, weight gain, and hyperacidity—all of which kicks the vicious cycle of stress.
Are you searching for a holistic way to combat stress? Book a session now at The Float Space. We currently have 2 locations that offer special perks and packages. Contact us now to know more!