There is no such thing as a stereotypical float tank user. Our customers range from 16 to 80 years old, and come from a wide range of social and professional backgrounds.
Clients use floating for many different purposes, including relaxation, getting rid of stress, pain relief, and aiding recovering from injury. As a result, we are particularly popular with athletes, stressed employees, moms, and clients who suffer from chronic pain.
Athletes from various fields (but particularly runners) use the tanks to get the most out of their training routines or to speed up recovery from injuries. In fact, many professional teams and Olympic athletes use the float tank as an integral part of its athletes' training regimes.The rate of recovery after physical exercise is improved and what normally takes a long period of time - usually days for recovery from a marathon - the tank compresses into a number of hours.
Speeds up recovery from injury by relieving the stresses of gravity, strained bones, joints and muscles, and increases the efficiency of the blood circulating through the body. Recovery time after injury can also be much improved.
Floating helps to eliminate stress, chronic pain, and detoxify the body with Epsom salts. Other stress-relief alternatives demand a high level of commitment and dedication for noticeable results, as the effects are not instant. It may be weeks or even months before any noticeable effect is achieved. Floating offers instant relief and requires no skills (other than the ability to lie still for an hour!), and is guaranteed to eliminate stress, leaving you with a clear mind to concentrate on the matter in hand.
Pregnant women get enormous relief from the soothing water and the complete support that it offers. It's a wonderful haven to escape to! Floating is very comfortable in the later stages of pregnancy, thanks to the way it alleviates the stresses that gravity places on the body. However, we recommend that, like many activities, it should be avoided in the first trimester. Moms rarely get a moment to collect their thoughts or care for their themselves, floating is a perfect relaxation tool.
Floating also causes the body to release endorphin's (the body's own painkiller) and, in particular, beta-endorphin's. These are more powerful than many prescription drugs. Sufferers of migraine, back pain, arthritis, and other ailments can find relief from regular floatation. There is also evidence that floating lowers blood pressure and heartbeat rate, and can minimize the risk of heart attacks and strokes.