Floating: is it a chemical thing?

Human behavior is driven by neurochemicals.

It is a scientific fact. Scientists have discovered – through extensive research on the human brain – that our brains secrete a type of hormone known as a nuerochemical. These hormones are what determine our moods. They make us happy, sad, bored, fearful, shy, aggressive and loving.


Creation of nuerochemicals can affect how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. Someone who gets a higher dose of endorphins, for example, will feel happy and calm. They experience more pleasure than a person who receives fewer endorphins. The same is true with adrenaline. A person who gets an adrenaline boost will be more excited or stimulated than someone who is functioning at normal adrenaline levels.

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How does this relate to floating in an isolation tank? The answer is simple. Nuerochemicals can help shape our floating experience.

Floating stimulates the release of a higher volume of endorphins. At the same time, it reduces the level of nuerochemicals related to stress. Chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisol are reduced throughout the body.

Stress, tension and anxiety are literally driven from the body as it floats in the warm saltwater. When the floater lies enclosed in darkness, the body floating peacefully on saltwater and the brain dispensing endorphins like gumballs, true bliss occurs.

Neurochemicals have a powerful effect in shaping the direction of our lives. That is one reason why floating has so much power to heal if it becomes a regular fixture in our weekly or monthly routine. It holds the neurochemical key for bringing peace to our body and soul.

Posted on June 7, 2013 and filed under Floating Benefits.