Floating weightless in the tank suppresses the functioning of the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the 'fight or flight' response. Simultaneously, the parasympathetic nervous system is activated for relaxation and replenishment.
The float tank is an incredible tool for cultivating mental stillness. These periods of mental stillness can greatly enhance meditation practice.
With no outward distractions your attention is focused inward. This makes it easier to understand habitual thought patterns and see your mind more clearly.
Many people have attested to floating's ability to inspire creative and "out of the box" solutions to problems.
Floatation eases chronic pains in the neck and back - it also helps with spinal misalignment issues. Floating has even been shown to ease the pain from such conditions as arthritis and fibromyalgia, conditions with few natural treatment options.
Epsom salt baths have well-established healing effects, helping to draw out toxins and lactic acid build-up, and speeding up recovery time.
Floating leads to a natural state of calmness, which can lead to falling asleep faster and sleeping deeper.
The high concentration of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) are absorbed through skin. Magnesium has been shown to be deficient in the standard North American diet, and has a wide variety of health benefits.