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The secret to total relaxation? Salt. More than 1,000 pounds of epsom salt, to be exact. Inside Flotation Philly’s float pods, warm water saturated with this salt allow users to experience the sensation of total weightlessness, allowing their muscles to disengage in a way they normally can't. Inside the pods, quiet and darkness mask the other senses, allowing the mind to wander and completely relax as well. Read on to learn more about the benefits of floating:
Mental benefits: Because the brain is free from external stimulation, a triggered rush of endorphins brings mental clarity and helps get rid of stress and anxiety. This type of total relaxation may also help with problem solving, improve memory and mood, and help with concentration. Some studies even suggest that flotation therapy can reduce stress related hormones and help with hypertension.
Physical benefits: The anti-gravity environment of the tank does wonders for the muscles and joints. Many athletes use it as part of their recovery process, since it's believed floating helps to flush lactic acid, cortisone, and adrenaline from the body.
Things to know: Most guests float nude, but you may wear a bathing suit if you prefer. Ear plugs are provided, as are showers, towels, and toiletries for your convenience.