Thoughtful Thursday…float tank experience…ultimate relaxation…?
Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday. This GreenNote Fitness newsletter mindfully gathers and distills useful information that is supportive to our journey. It is my mission to educate, inspire, and propel you into action that moves you towards your goals and life of purpose. Take control of your journey today. The Modern-Day Float Tank
If you are not familiar with “floating”, this will be a good introductory article that explains the history of it and its modern-day version. It goes into a little of the science from the pioneering researcher that suggests it’s helpful for insomnia, stress symptoms, dysfunction of the skeleto-muscular system, and chronic headaches.
My floating experience
I opted for the 90 minute session in the tank, which is big enough to stand in. A smaller option is available, “which is a bit like climbing into a pitch-black clam full of seawater”. At one point I fell asleep, only to wake myself by inadvertently flinching and moving the water…and quickly fell back asleep. The feeling of relaxation is extremely strong which you hear people say that as part of their experience but that doesn’t do it justice. I felt relaxed through to my bones. When I was awake I was thinking of all the Epsom salt (magnesium) solution I was floating in and how magnesium is known to help balance calcium levels in the body, reduce stress, balance hormones, normalize blood pressure, and reduce risk of certain diseases…Ok, I may have thought of that later; I was too relaxed.
Floating - still interested?
Want to learn more about floating, its healing benefits, or other people’s experiences? Check these out:
(Book by Shane Stott) The Float Tank Cure: Free Yourself from Stress, Anxiety, and Pain the Natural Way
(Audio clip) Tim Ferriss on his floating experience.
(Website) Where I floated
If you are thinking of trying floating, you won’t be disappointed. I received my float tank session as a gift from my husband. This would make a great gift for the holidays or just because. Did you miss last week’s newsletter on advanced bodywork, targeting muscles to reduce and prevent pain…? You wouldn’t happen to know just one person that would benefit from this information? Please forward it to them.
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