During waking hours, the human brain uses over 80% of its capacity to mentally process exterior stimuli. And now that we can no longer imagine life without our smartphones and computers, we are continually exposed to a flood of sensory stimuli, whether we are aware of it or not.
This sensory overload overwhelms our bodies and causes stress. Floating is one of the most effective ways of releasing physical and mental stress. As you float, your consciousness disconnects from all sensory perceptions. No gravity, no bodily position, no sound, no visual stimuli, no temperature fluctuations. The burden of your own body weight falls away, and body and mind experience a deep state of relaxation.
Floating also relieves the spine, muscles and joints, as well as the inner organs. It boosts our immune system, balances the pH value in case of excess acidity, assists in eliminating the body’s own toxic biochemicals and helps us find our rhythm again, even when jetlagged. This is achieved through the release of endorphins, which helps synchronise the left and right hemispheres of our brain, improves our imagination, increases our creativity and productivity, and facilitates all kinds of meditative exercises. Floating also promotes faster elimination of lactic acid, thereby significantly reducing muscle tension and strain. By lowering lactate levels, floating has a very beneficial effect on the nerves, strategic thinking and mental clarity.