What are the effects of floating on us?

Whereas we float, we build up a stimulus vacuum around us. Sensations don't need to be removed and faded out like during a meditation, but they simply are no longer there. Thus we float away almost inevitably into a new, previously unknown dimension - the emptiness. Place for ourselves, our thoughts, dreams, creative plans can be established. Distraction is not there any more, neither external distraction, yet our body itself can distract us a bit from our inner self. Many bodily malfunctions or diseases can often be regulated (healed) so far, that these don't interfere with us any longer (at least during the float).

We can meditate, reflect, we analyze ourselves, dream - or just enjoy the weightlessness. In this situation it is easy to rebalance our body, mind and emotions. We don't 'format the hard drive', we only defrag it, clean it up. All this is possible because during the float through the absence of all sensory stimuli the brain will slip into some kind of standby mode. The more inputs employ our brain and absorb it's performance the higher the frequency of brain waves. But the contrary is right as well: Under sensory deprivation, this frequency that is normally typical 13-25Hz decreases at 4-8Hz. In this state, the brain is much more focused, creative, willing to learn - but also to revel in memories and create new relations between them. We succeed in this situation to find new motivations and give us new force for the athletic training or competition, for studies and classes, on the job and in a relationship or life crisis. Floatation is a great tool for effective mental training.

Also the stress-regulating, centering effect of floating is very important. For burnout prevention or burnout therapy, mental imbalances, jet lag - or just as a mega power nap it can do wonders.