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HOW SILENCE CAN HEAL YOUR BODY AND MIND

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The Proof that Noise Hurts and Silence Heals
We all value silence and how integral it is to our daily lives. Silence is comforting, nourishing and cosy. It opens us up to inspiration, and nurtures the mind, body and soul. Meanwhile, the madness of the noisy world is drowning out our creativity, our inner connection and hampering our resilience. Science is now showing that silence may be just what we need to regenerate our exhausted brains and bodies. Studies show that noise has a powerful physical effect on our brains, causing elevated levels of stress hormones. Sound travels to the brain as electrical signals via the ear. Even when we are sleeping these sound waves cause the body to react and activate the amygdala, the part of the brain associated with memory and emotion, leading to the release of stress hormones. So, living in a consistently noisy environment will cause you to experience extremely high levels of these harmful hormones. Interestingly, the word noise is said to come …

HOW CAN FLOATING HELP YOU QUIT ADDICTIONS

WHAT IS AN ADDICTION? An addiction is a compulsion to do or have something, where the person feels as if they are not in control of their ability to say no, or stop doing something once they have started. Feelings of stress and/or anxiety can occur when the person cannot access or act out their compulsion. Compulsive behaviors or behavioral addictions can often be to things that are considered “normal” such as eating, exercise and shopping; however, there is a difference between someone who is occasionally over-indulging, and someone who cannot stop themselves. Addictions not only apply to alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes – it can present itself in other forms such as coffee, stealing, gambling, shopping, computer games, internet, cybersex,mobile  as well as normally healthy things, such as food/eating, sex, exercise, and work. It is known that withdrawal symptoms are created by an oversupply of the neurotransmitter (brain chemical) norepinephrine in the limbic system (the part of the brain …

NEED A QUICK DIGITAL DETOX -TRY FLOATATION THERAPY FOR 60 MINS

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What is a Digital Detox?
A digital detox is where you power off your electronic devices and spend some time away from them. Whether it's your cell phone, computer, laptop, tablet, music player or television or for that matter any screen which demands your attention, you can't use any of them for a certain period of time and have to find other things to do instead.

Can you do anything to get out of this loop? How can we perform our best if we are constantly seeking this type of digital connection? By continuously feeling the urge to check our phones, we are not letting ourselves recharge, leading to fatigue, stress, and anxiety. This is where the concept of a digital detox comes into play.

Challenge yourself to take a break from social media and digital connections – even if it is just for 60 minutes. By taking the time to detach from the constant connectivity, we allow ourselves to be cognizant and mindful of our own bodies.
One way to take a step back is through Floatation Therap…

FLOATATION THERAPY FOR FIBROMYALGIA PAIN RELIEF

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WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event. Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression. While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.
HOW CAN FLOATATION THERAPY HELP? Many fibromyalgia patients also suffer from mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, both of which can exacerbate pa…

ARE YOU A SOFTWARE ENGINEER? IF SO ...YOU SHOULD FLOAT.

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People use the floatation tank to turn off the noise from primary senses (visual, auditory & kinesthetic) and accelerate the transition from beta brain waves (normal state) to alpha (learning state) and ultimately theta (dream state). The process is similar to meditation, but a lot faster. Way faster and easier. It is like forced meditation without the pains of sitting up right and trying to detune the world around you.
The goal with both meditation and floatation is to reach the theta state. This is a powerful state where you can consciously listen to your subconscious mind. Usually through a series of what appears to be auditory or visual hallucinations. Monks train years to do this through meditation while staying consciously awake. Your body does this naturally every night but you switch off, fall asleep. Recall those auditory or visual flashes you get before you off switch kicks in and you fall asleep. That’s a glimpse into theta state. In an isolation tank you are consciously…

FLOATATION THERAPY FOR NECK AND BACK PAIN

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Floatation therapy has achieved remarkable success in easing chronic pains such as neck and back pain, and helps with correcting spinal misalignment issues in a regular treatment program.

Statistics show that chronic back pain is next to heart disease. It is estimated that 70–90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form at some point in their lives. Origination and individual perception of pain are related to the degree of relaxation in the muscles and to the general degree of stress in the nervous system. The physical relaxation produced by the sensory deprivation tank makes it an extremely beneficial healing environment, especially for those with injuries or chronic pain. Since the effects and stresses of gravity are lessened, the body is able to more efficiently allocate its resources towards maintenance and healing.This alleviation in conjunction with other therapies like massage, yoga and other exercise can lead to prolonged periods of respite from pain.
How Does Float…