The main factor that can be attributed to the success of floatation is vasodilatation. This is the biological process that facilitates blood flow throughout our entire bodies including the brain.
When this transpires a total healing effect comes into play which is the reason why medical practitioners commit towards vasodilation proactively compared to other functions in general because of its numerous beneficial health effects. Among the main impact vasodilation has on us includes among others the reduction of hypertension significantly, engages the effects of angina positively and alleviates issues that are related to congestive heart failure, but among males, vasodilation has a positive impact on erectile dysfunction.
Based on clinical research, it was also found that floatation tank therapy creates a similar effect that brain supplements produce.
For instance, each float session produces the same results of a cocktail of brain enhancement substances such as Ginkgo Biloba, Coenzyme q-10, Lipoic acid, and Creatine. These products may sound unfamiliar, but these are all vasodilators which are objectively used by individuals to increase the level of blood flow enhance the oxygenation level of the brain.
As mentioned above each session is equivalent to consuming a cocktail of all of these at once in a more “natural” manner whereby the body does not have to process the ingested supplements through the digestive tract. Apart from that, floatation therapy also alters our brainwaves and if you are uncertain what brainwaves are read on.
Our brains consist of a humongous amount of neurons that constantly produce electrical energy in oscillating which can be measured by using “EEG” or electroencephalography. These patterns are what brainwaves are from a general point of view. In essence, there are four basic categories of brainwaves starting with Beta Waves that oscillate at 14-40HZ which are the “normal” brainwaves that occur during the day when we are actively thinking, problem-solving, and performing a variety of activities.
Then there is the Alpha Waves that oscillate between 9-13HZ which is slower compared to Beta waves. This happens when we are at peace and reflecting quietly in a relaxed mode. Then there are Theta Waves where our brain oscillates between 5-8HZ even slower than Alpha wave frequency. This occurs just about when we are about to fall asleep or just about the time we wake up.
This brainwave state is linked to lucid dream states, meditation, daydreams and creativity. The last is the Delta Waves that oscillate between 1-4 HZ which occurs during deep sleep. So what does this have to do with floatation therapy?
During a float session, our brains slowly move into the Theta state which is akin to meditation which is why people who go for floatation therapy often enough are in better moods and better health.