Emotions

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.

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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.

Floating and Relationships

Floating can be a bonding experience between couples.

That doesn’t mean couples share a float tank when they float. What it means is they can share experiences and use those experiences to bring them closer together.

Many people associate floating as a personal activity only, but it's also possible to use time in a sensory deprivation tank to deepen and strengthen your relationship with your spouse or partner.

Here's a few reasons why you may want to add floating to your next date night or list of activities:

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3 ways floating can help strengthen your relationship

 

1. Peace and serenity

The effects of a floating session are deeply personal. Couples can forge a closer bond though when they share what they experience in a float tank. They can discuss how it affected them and any benefits they enjoy afterward – such as a clear mind or a feeling of peace.

Partners can move the discussion along through asking questions about the session. It allows each partner to figure out exactly what they learned from their experience and see how their significant other also responded to that environment. Exploring these feelings with each other can also help recreate those feelings of peace and serenity at home.

 

2. Answers to questions

Floating often coincides with efforts at soul searching. People hope to find answers to deep questions or troubling questions inside the safe confines of a float tank. Answers are not simply a means of satisfying curiosity. They can be a cure for serious problems.

Couples can use floating sessions to seek out answers for questions related to their relationship. They can share personal moments of inspiration or revelation with each other. It can help them interpret how their individual experiences apply to their relationship.

 

3. Being open to more floating

Once floating is used to solve one problem, that does not mean it should be discarded like a used towel. Couples can enjoy continued benefits from floating by supporting and encouraging each other to visit a sensory deprivation tank often. Attending together can strengthen the bond between partners and help them find support in using float tanks to improve their lives.

 

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