The Science of Relaxation
Sensory deprivation tank utilization have been proven to reduce stress in countless studies at universities and research centers over the past several decades. Inside the sensory deprivation tank, a really interesting thing happens when your body is weightless and your mind protected from external stimulation – your body starts to overcome stress and the hormones associated with stress. Your adrenal system starts to shut down, that is, your fight-or-flight response (deep rooted in your brain) is not needed in the sensory deprivation tank use because you are so deeply relaxed, protected and at ease.
Stress is the number one cause for illness – all disease sprouts in one way or another from stress. In a sensory deprivation tank your cortisol levels plummet and your dopamine levels rise – easily and naturally overcoming stress – giving you a feeling of bliss which commonly lasts for days afterward. Use of a sensory deprivation tank is a profound tool for overcoming stress – and maybe the best part about floating in a sensory deprivation tank is that you dont need to DO anything. You can literally reduce stress without a technique. You get in the tank, float, and your body knows how to do the rest.