Fix Work Related Stress with Float Therapy
If you’re suffering from work-related stress, here’s how floating might be able to help you find relief.
Floatation Therapy has become one of the most popular wellness trends, and for good reason. Many are discovering its benefits to health and well-being, including stress relief. Find out below for more info on why you should start floating to reduce stress at work.
Floating is a Heightened Form of Meditation
Meditation has been well known as a As floating in a comforting space allows the body and mind to relax, similar to the feeling you get just before falling asleep, it’s considered a form of meditation, something that’s well-known to reduce stress as many studies have found.
Instead of focusing on outside stimulation, your mind can focus on rhythmic breathing that allows you to fall into a deep state of relaxation. This has the opposite effects of stress, helping to restore body and mind to a calm state while preventing new damage from the negative effects of stress. It may even help bring long-term resilience to stress on the job or otherwise over time. Floating at Art of Floating just once a month is the perfect beginning for starting your meditation practice to reduce stress at work.
Floating Reduces Cortisol Levels
As the body is in a totally relaxed state, floating at Art of Floating helps to reduce cortisol levels - a hormone that’s released during a stressful situation. When your cortisol levels are high, it can lead to weight gain, digestive problems, a weaker immune response and other negative effects on bodily functions.
Work related stress can be just one of the causes of elevated cortisol levels. Spending eight or more hours at the office or stressing about work related issues can lead to health related problems in the near future. Get a head start on living healthy with a float at Art of Floating.
Floating Releases Endorphins
Endorphins are those “feel-good” hormones that are released during exercise, when having sex, eating chocolate, laughing, meditating and other activities, including floating. Those endorphins not only can boost your mood, but if you’re experiencing any discomfort - it can minimize it to help you perform better at work – a great way to relieve stress on the job. We all know that when we’re happy and feeling good, we produce better work. Start the work week with a float, and feel good about your work week.
Floating Helps Clear the Mind
Floating an Art of Floating helps to clear the mind – a clear mind is not only healthier, but more productive, allowing you to remain focused on any goal, including finishing work-related tasks. Have you ever gone for a long run to clear your head? Floating provides a similar experience, albeit without raising your heart rate. When you remove yourself from everything going on in your world, focusing on your breathing and the wonderful sensations of floating, you can say goodbye to that work-related stress, thinking clearly once again so that you can see the bigger picture and even reduce the chances of future events maximizing your stress levels.
Need to clear your head for that big work-related project due at the end of the month? Try a float at Art of Floating and find inspiration and new creative ideas.
Floating Replenishes Magnesium
As stress tends to drain the body of magnesium, the Epsom salt added to the float tank provides some of its own benefits. Most Americans are deficient in this mineral and it’s one of the key components of Epsom salt. When you float, your skin absorbs it, replenishing magnesium levels that can help improve the body’s production of serotonin, which is known to combat stress as well as anxiety and depression.