At Sunshine Float + Integrated Health, we are happy to provide a therapy known as the R.E.S.T. (reduced environment stimulation therapy). Some people many know it as floatation therapy, sensory deprivation, floating, floatation hydrotherapy, the think tank and many other phrases.
R.E.S.T. is a therapy that reduces the brains input of all its senses: light, sound, gravity, temperature, and smell. When the body is floating in a pool of 1200 pounds of Epsom salts in this sensory reduced environment, this allows the nervous system to auto-regulate and create a new base line for its responsiveness to life itself.
This environment allows one to go into the depths of their mind and aid in self-realization, self-understanding and self-healing. When one is floating in the stillness that occurs after the chaos — it’s similar to the ocean after a storm: during the storm, the forces of the waves are crashing against the shore line and after the storm, there is a sense of stillness, calm and peace. The great Stillness that is experienced during the R.E.S.T. session is where the auto-regulation and transmutation occurs and we are able to come into a new sense of understanding.