7 Benefits of Sensory Deprivation
Scientists continue to find a growing list of benefits to using sensory deprivation float tanks as a means of enhancing one’s physical and mental health.
By freeing yourself of as many outside sensations as possible, sensory deprivation float tanks enable your mind and body to focus on achieving healthy states that are difficult to obtain in a normal environment.
This is similar to a sensory deprivation tank that I’ve floated in at Souler Float in Melbourne, Florida
So what are the benefits of sensory deprivation?
Here are just seven of the many benefits of sensory deprivation tanks:
Freed of the stimuli that produce stress, an enhanced state of relaxation is the most commonly experienced benefit of sensory deprivation.
The world around us, even the most mundane sounds and sights, can produce chronic levels of stress that we are barely aware of. It is only in the ultra-peaceful environment of sensory deprivation that many experience for the first time what truly rejuvenating relaxation feels like.
It is well known that meditating is a wonderful way to refresh and rejuvenate your mind. However, it can be difficult to reach the most advanced states of meditation, due to the constant stimuli we receive from the world around us.
Even in the most quiet and isolated room, there still exists natural distractions that hold us back from exploring the deepest meditative states. Through the use of a sensory deprivation tank, those distracting barriers can be removed.
Soothing Chronic Muscle Pain
A lot of the muscle pain many of us experience and attribute to simple aging is actually a result of stress.
Everyday stress has a tendency to build up in our muscles and result in chronic muscle pain that appears to have no precise cause. Once you melt away all that stress in a sensory deprivation tank, you may find that pain that you once thought was just an unavoidable part of aging has wonderfully vanished.
Increased Athletic Performance
Athletic ability has many origins, but primary among them is a mind at peace in a well rested body. The use of a sensory deprivation tank can put you in just the right mental and physical state to maximize your athletic ability.
With a clear mind and more relaxed body, your reflexes and ability to make judgements in a competitive environment will be enhanced. This will enable you to make the most of the practice and effort you put into performing well, whatever your sport of choice.
Sense of Well Being
It almost goes without saying that if your body and mind are relaxed and stress-free, then your general sense of life will be improved. Rested and relaxed people are in the best position to get the most out of life. They have the focus to take advantage of opportunities when they arise. These benefits are bound to make you feel better about yourself and the world around you.
A lot of what we call “forgetfulness” is actually just being too tense and distracted to focus clearly on the past. Once those stresses and distractions have been removed by sensory deprivation, only then you will finally be free to delve deeply into those topics from the past and recall them with full vividness.
While the causes of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are not fully understood, one thing that is known is that the onset of Alzheimer’s can be delayed, slowed or even prevented by enhanced mental activity.
That extra activity is exactly what occurs when our minds are freed by a sensory deprivation tank to go in directions not possible in everyday environments. For those who wish to minimize their risk of developing dementia, sensory deprivation experiences are a valuable tool of defense.
These are just the seven major benefits of sensory deprivation which most everyone experiences. There are also more subtle and personal benefits which people have reported experiencing. To find out more about how sensory deprivation experiences can enhance your life, go online to locate a facility near you.
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