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FLOTATION THERAPY
Floating in warm water with Epsom salts is possibly one of the most relaxing experiences on Earth

Floating and swimming are as old as our species, however, flotation therapy was invented by John Lilly in 1953 at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, U.S.A.

Lilly was interested in the physiology and psychology of meditative states when he began working on the effects of flotation and sensory deprivation. He discovered that people who participated in his experiments not only enjoyed the experience but also reached levels of relaxation seen only in advanced meditators. In fact, numerous scientific investigations have been able to demonstrate that a few minutes in a flotation tank or flotary allow a person to reach levels of relaxation that take years of practice through classical meditation techniques.

From the work of Lilly, during the next twenty years, corporations and numerous amateurs began building their own flotation tanks. NASA used giant flotation tanks to simulate the weightlessness and isolation of Space in its research and astronaut training; and amateurs around the world used tanks to experience flotation as a healthy and natural way to relax.

Subsequently, several flotation tanks were developed for therapeutic and commercial purposes, which established the basic closed-chamber format whose interior contains a 30 cm solution of Epsom salts and water at corporal temperature. These salts, in addition to increasing density and facilitating flotation, give the water a silky texture beneficial to the skin that is very different from sea salt. Also, when the tank is used with the gate closed, it provides a cozy, warm, private and quiet space that favors deep relaxation.

This is how historically the flotation tanks fulfilled their therapeutic function, however, these tanks weren't conventional, a situation that motivated Hydrofloat® engineers to design a new flotary concept. After years of hard work, a new modern design was created where all the functional and hygienic aspects were taken care of.

Nowadays, there is a significant increase in commercial possibilities of flotation therapy, with the result of new operators of flotation centers being concerned about the way to attract the attention of their customers. Traditional flotaries have always been intimidated by their sepulchral appearance and the possibility of generating feelings of claustrophobia. This issue changed from the patented design of the INFINITY model, which allows floaters to enjoy and discover the benefits of flotation therapy from the first experience.

The INFINITY model has changed and revolutionized the world of floating and has become one of the most attractive in the world. It has a full-body door with an ovoid shape capable of operating fully open. It also has a special filtering system that ensures optimal water sanitation, which together with its design and functionality are unique to the brand Hydrofloat features.
The opportunity to completely isolate yourself from the outside world

Nowadays, stress has become a normal part of our lives and something we must cope with whether we want to or not. This is something constant that affects both our health and our quality of life by preventing our rest and relaxation.

Flotation as a therapy is a relatively new, easy, and fast way to achieve intense relaxation, disconnect from the world and release the tension accumulated during a daily basis. All you just have to do is enter the tank, close your eyes and experience the well-being provided by the warm and silent environment, where, little by little the body begins to relax until it reaches a phase of deep relaxation only comparable to years of meditative practice.


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Terapia de flotación
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The flotation therapy consists of floating effortlessly inside a flotation tank that contains inside it a special solution composed of 600 liters of water and 300 kilos of Epsom salts, which allow the body to float like a cork in 30 centimeters depth at a temperature of 36.5°. These salts recreate the density of the Dead Sea in such a way that when floating without effort the notion of body weight is lost, also eliminating 90% of the external signals that reach our brain, generating almost instantly a deep state of physical relaxation nervous and mental. Also, as the temperature of the water is the same as that of the body, you have the sensation that it disappears melting with the water, favoring an even deeper relaxation.

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Terapia de flotación
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HOW TO SLEEP AN ENTIRE DAY IN ONE HOUR
Sessions can last different lengths. The most advisable thing is to float approximately between 45 and an hour, which is equivalent to 8 hours of deep sleep or 4 hours of massages.This is possible because during the procedure, our brain is no longer aware of its balance, the position of the body, and the stimuli that come from our five senses to the central nervous system. Inside the tank almost 90% of the workload of the brain is eliminated, allowing the body to relax completely and eliminate the accumulated tension. These effects are noticed instantly, however, to make them more intense it is advisable to conduct several sessions every one or two weeks.

AS EASY AS TAKING A BATH
Before starting the session you should take a shower. Then you can enter the tank and begin the therapy. You can listen to music or enjoy the calm and absolute silence, in darkness or with light, with the upper gate of the tank open or closed according to the choice and comfort of the float. You just have to enter, close your eyes and feel the well-being provided by the warm and silent environment where, little by little and naturally, the body begins to relax by lowering the heart and respiratory rate until it reaches a phase of deep relaxation. The end of the session may be indicated by a faint melody if required. Towels, bath gel, hairdryer, earplugs and everything necessary for floating will be supplied by the staff of the institution or the spa.

TOTAL HYGIENE AND SECURITY
Hygiene and safety of Hydrofloat tanks have been a priority in the design and manufacture of the equipment. The high concentration of magnesium mineral salts make the solution a 99% sterile and hygienic environment very inappropriate for the proliferation of bacteria and germs. Likewise, to achieve total sterility of the solution, the flotation tanks can incorporate an automatic dosing system for chemicals such as chlorine and hydrogen peroxide, an optional ultraviolet water sterilization system, and special filters that recirculate the solution both between sessions and throughout the night thus ensuring the correct hygienic condition of the water for users.
Floating sessions generally last between 45 minutes and an hour, but always take into account the time taken before and after the shower. It is also advisable to take a short massage after a flotation session.

During flotation, water contact with the eyes should be avoided. If this occurs it's necessary for the user to open and close their eyes repeatedly in order to lubricate and pass the slight burning sensation or leave the tank to take a quick shower and then continue with the session. In some cases, a sprinkler with clean water can be used to remove salt deposited on the face without the need to leave the tank. To avoid this from happening, just enter the float with peace of mind and avoid sudden movements.
Flotation therapy produces numerous health benefits that we can group into two groups

Flotation therapy is such a simple idea that some of its benefits seem to be too good to be true. However, numerous scientific studies have validated their contributions to health and physical and mental.

Floating on a tank is undoubtedly one of the most relaxing therapies that can be experienced. The state of deep relaxation that is achieved allows the body to recover from accumulated stress. Pain is relieved, blood flow is stimulated through all tissues, natural endorphins are released while the brain emits alpha waves associated with relaxation and meditation. Respiration decreases and decreases by about 15% compared to 8% achieved after five hours of sleep. Heart rate and metabolism in general also decrease without the hundreds of sensory messages that usually arrive per second.

Studies have shown that both sports performance and creativity improve thanks to flotation. Chronic pain and arthritis are often relieved for a prolonged period after floating. People with stress, anxiety or jet-lag have also expressed feelings of well-being and claim that 45 minutes in a flotation tank is equivalent to sleeping a whole night.

Studies have also have shown benefits related to the possibility of learning more efficiently thanks to the use of audio recordings designed to help people quit smoking, eat, increase self-esteem. , etc. Creative solutions to general problems have also improved thanks to flotation. Detailed works on brain waves and body chemistry confirm the reality of the physiological effects produced due to the experience of floating.

Others also take advantage of the opportunity to daydream and enter into wonderful vivid states similar to those experienced by expert meditators. Deep relaxation through flotation is a much simpler and faster technique than the practice of deep meditation. For all these reasons, the development of flotation tanks has proven to be a great advance in the progress of human consciousness.

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Terapia de flotación
Terapia de flotación

Flotation produces numerous beneficial health effects that we can mainly group into two groups:

GENERAL BENEFITS
· Provides a deep state of physical and mental relaxation.
· Reduces stress.
· Decreases muscle tension and chronic pain such as migraines, asthma and arthritis.
· Accelerates physical recovery and rehabilitation of injuries.
· Reduces depression and anxiety.
· Improve sleep.
· Increase concentration and creativity.
· It can be used in conjunction with other programs to reduce weight, tobacco use and other addictions.
· Professional athletes use it for training and rehabilitation because it decreases lactic acid in tissues and blood.
· Improves circulation and oxygen distribution.
· Reduces blood pressure and heart rate.
· It provides a space for internal exploration and meditation.
· Strengthens the immune system, general feeling of well-being and self-confidence by releasing endorphins.
· One hour of floating equals approximately eight hours of sleep.

DISEASE TREATMENT
· It is the quintessential alternative treatment for fibromilagia patients
· Low back pain - sciatica.
· Muscle problems and chronic pain.
· Fractures
· Lengthening of the spine
· It helps to treat depression, anxiety and fear.
· Hypertension.
· Relieves the discomfort caused by asthma and arthritis.
· Chronic headaches.
· It helps in the treatment of addictions.
· Tones the skin and softens it thanks to Epsom salts.
WHAT IS THE WATER TEMPERATURE?
The temperature of the water oscillates around 36.5º, which is the same temperature that the outer layer of the skin has, allowing during the session to have the sensation that the body fuses with the water.

WHAT ARE EPSOM SALTS AND WHY ARE THEY USED?
Epsom salts are formed by hydrated magnesium sulfate crystals. They are salts that are found naturally in many hot springs, have the peculiarity of being very soft and have been used for centuries to treat skin conditions and physical pain.

WHAT TO DO WHILE FLOATING?
Floating is a passive relaxation experience in which the body automatically relaxes. However, by clearing the mind, thoughts can be "directed" in order to find new solutions to everyday problems, meditate, or simply rest..

WHAT CAUSES THE FEELING OF WELL-BEING?
Various scientific studies indicate that flotation sessions reduce the level of toxic substances in the brain caused by stress, and increase the secretion of endorphins that act as natural analgesics that cause the feeling of well-being.

IS THERE ENOUGH AIR INSIDE THE TANK?
Yes, even if the cabin is closed there is enough space to allow air circulation inside. In addition, the flotary has a ventilation system that can be turned on from the inside and allows extra air circulation.

WHAT IF I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
The float is designed to be used with the upper gate open or closed. There is also a control that also allows you to modify the lighting and ventilation parameters. In an emergency, the ultralight compounds of the gate allow it to open effortlessly with one hand.

IS THE WATER CHANGED AFTER EACH SESSION?
The float solution is treated and purified after each session thanks to a large capacity pump connected to a special filter that removes all contaminating particles. In turn, a UV system eliminates all microorganisms during the filtering cycles.As an additional measure, the water in the entire circuit is completely changed in regular periods. Finally, as it is a saline solution, it constitutes a sterile environment that is not favorable for the development of bacteria.

WHO CAN USE THE TANK?
Anyone can use the flotation tank since its ergonomic design and large size allow both children and elderly people to float.

CAN PREGNANT WOMEN USE THE TANK?
Although it is always advisable to consult the doctor before flotation, pregnant women who have used the cabin have had good experiences due to the relief that arises from reducing the accumulated tension in the back caused by the baby's weight.

CAN I TURN AROUND IF I FALL ASLEEP?
Turning around is impossible due to the high density of water that prevents the body from turning, so if the floater wants it, they can rest in the tank safely.

CAN I HAVE COMPANY?
Yes, but it must be taken into account that the purpose of the flotation is to disconnect from the outside and relax the body, so the size of the tank is designed for the comfort of a person.
Since the beginning, flotation has been the result of numerous scientific studies conducted by medical specialists from various branches of medicine. Below is a list of these studies and the medical professionals who have performed them:

STRESS MANAGEMENT
Barabasz A., Barabasz M., Dyer R. & Rather N. (1993). Effects of Chamber REST, Flotation REST and Relaxation on Transient Mood State. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.113-120. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Ewy G., Sershon P., Freundlich T. (1990). The Presence or Absence of Light the REST Experience: Effects on Plasma Cortisol, Blood Pressure and Mood.Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.120-133. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

Jacobs, Heilbronner & Stanely. (1985). The Effects of Short Term Floatation REST on Relaxation. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.86-102. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCES
Baker D.A. (1990). The Use of REST in the Enhancement of Sports Performance-Tennis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.181- 187. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

McAleney P. & Barabasz A. (1993). Effects of Flotation REST and Visual Imagery on Athletic Performance: Tennis. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.79-86.New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Stanley J., Mahoney M.& Reppert S. (1982). REST and the Enhancement of Sports Performance: A Panel Presentation and Discussion. 2nd International Conference on REST. pp.168-183. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.

CHRONIC PAIN & RHEUMATIC ARTHRITIS
Borrie R. (1997). The Benefits of Flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) in a Pain Management Program. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

McCormick B.A., Shafransky D.R., Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. Jr. (1997). Effects of Flotation REST on Plasma Cortisol in Rheumatoid Arthritis. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

Mereday C., Lehmann C. & Borrie R. (1990). Flotation For The Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.255-259. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

DIET
Barabasz M. (1993). REST : A Key Facilitator in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.121-126. New York: Springer-VerlagNew York Inc.

Borrie R.A. (1985). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy used in Weight Reduction. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.144-151. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.

Dyer R., Barabasz A. & Barabasz M. (1993). Twenty-Four Hours of Chamber REST Produces Specific Food Aversions in Obese Females. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.127-144. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

ADDICTION TREATMENT
Adams H. (1988).REST Arousability and the Nature of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Journal of substance Abuse Treatment. Vol.5, pp. 77-81.USA.*

Barabasz M., Barabasz A. & Dyer R. (1993). Chamber REST Reduces Alcohol Consumption: 3, 6, 12, and 24 Hour Sessions. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.163-173. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

David B. (1997). A Pilot Test of REST as a Relapse Prevention Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abusers. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.*

DiRito D. (1993). Motivational Factors in Alcohol Consumption: Extending Hull's Model. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.157-162. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

CREATIVITY INCREASEMENT
Baker D.A.(1987). The Effects of REST and Hemispheric Synchronization Compared to the Effects of REST and Guided Imagery on the Enhancement of Creativity in Problem-Solving. 2nd International Conference on REST. pp.122-126. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.

Metcalfe J. & Suedfeld P. (1990). Enhancing the Creativity of Psychologists Through Flotation REST. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.204-212. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press. Vartarian O.A. (1997). The Effects of Flotation REST on Musical Creativity. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.*

SMOKING
Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. (1993). Treatment of Trichotillomania and Smoking with Hypnosis and REST. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.145-156. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Fine T. & Bruno J. (1985). Floatation REST and Smoking Cessation: A preliminary Report, Health and Clinical Psychology. North Holland: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.

Ramirez C. (1985). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Techniques in Smoking Cessation in a Latin American Country. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.152-166. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.

THERAPY
Borrie R., Dana J., Perry S., & Friedman M. (1993). Flotation REST, Physical Therapy and Psychological Intervention in the Treatment of Physical Disabilities. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 289-296. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Cahn H.A. (1985). Sensory Isolation used with Cognition Modification Training to Restore Medically Declared Unfit Persons to Duty and Reduce Absenteeism in City of
Phoenix Maintenance Workers. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.167-178. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.

ANXIETY
O'Toole P. & Barabasz M. (1997). Effects of Rational Emotive Therapy and REST on Social Anxiety. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

Pudvah M.B. & Rzewnicki R. (1990). Six Months in the Tank: The Long-Term Effects of Flotation Isolation on State Anxiety, Hostility, and Depression. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.79-85. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

AUTISM
Harrison J. & Barabasz A. (1993). REST as a Treatment for Children with Autism. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 269-280. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

Suedfeld P. & Schwartz G. (1980). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) as a Treatment for Autistic Children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol.4, #3, pp. 196-201. William & Wilkins Co.

PMS
Goldstein D.D. & Jessen W.E. (1990). Flotation Effect on Premenstrual Syndrome. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.260-266. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

Jessen W. (1993). The Effects of Consecutive Floats and Their Timing on Premenstrual Syndrome. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 281-288. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

PSYCHOLOGIST EFFECTS
Barabasz M., O'Neill M. & Scoggin G. (1990). The Physiological Panic Button: New Data. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.112- 119. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
Budzynski T.H. (1990). Hemispheric Asymmetry and REST. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST. Pp. 2-21. New York: Sringer-Verlag New York Inc.

Fine T. & Turner J.W. (1985). The Use of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.136-143. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
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