Living in Houston, an energetic urban city with a constant buzz or hum, our bodies and minds rarely experience the isolation and true silence that the float cabin environment provides. The float cabin eliminates as much external stimuli as possible, allowing our nervous system to have a break, which can be very uplifting and revitalizing.
One of the key benefits to regular floating is considerable reduction of cortisol. Cortisol is the “stress hormone” typically released in response to events and situations such as early waking, excessive exercising, poor diet, especially drinking coffee/caffeinated drinks and acute stress from modern lifestyles.
Anything that disturbs the body’s balance increases cortisol resulting in your immune system working in-efficiently.
Floatation suppresses the functioning of the sympathetic nervous system which produces our fight or flight response. It also activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for relaxation, healing, replenishment, and rejuvenation.
Some of the physical symptoms of the relaxation response include decreased muscle tension, decreased blood pressure, decreased stress hormones, and increased endorphins.
Floatation is one of the most effective therapies for reducing the cortisol levels of the body thus increasing immune function leading to a truly healthier and more blissful life.
We decided to open Healing Waters Float Spa in the middle of Houston to provide our community with a tranquil and luxurious atmosphere of pure relaxation and rejuvenation as and escape for the soul inside this concrete jungle.