Everyone is different so there is no one-size-fits-all prescription. Some people float more often when they are going through a particularly stressful period in their lives, while others float less often once they have achieved a certain level of relaxation and stress relief.
There are a number of variables that can affect how often you should float, including your stress levels, sleep patterns, and physical activity. If you find that you are sleeping better and feeling more relaxed after a float, you may not need to float as often.
On the other hand, if you are going through a particularly stressful period in your life, you may find that floating more often can help you manage your stress levels.
Either way, it is important to listen to your body and find what works best for you. If you are unsure, it is always a good idea to consult with a float centre staff member or your healthcare provider.
How many sessions per week does it take to get the benefits of float therapy?
Many people are interested in float therapy but are unsure of how often they need to float in order to reap the benefits. Again, it depends on the individual and what they are floating for or looking to achieve.
The good news is that you don’t have to float every day in order to feel the effects. In fact, most people only need to float 1-2 times per week in order to see a significant difference.
Certainly, best results are usually achieved with regular sessions and it is recommended to have at least 3 floatation sessions in total (not necessarily every week) to obtain benefits such as reducing stress, improving sleep quality, and increasing levels of creativity and productivity. It can also help to alleviate pain, inflammation, and anxiety.
Is it bad to float every day?
No, there is no harm in floating every day. In fact, many people who are floating regularly find that they feel their best when they float on a regular basis. However, it is important to listen to your body and not float if you are feeling unwell or have any cuts or open wounds.
If it’s your first float, we recommend starting with one or two sessions per week and gradually increasing the frequency as you become more comfortable with the experience.
Does one float per week help with chronic pain?
Regular floating helps with a variety of ailments. Some users can experience significant reductions in chronic pain by using a flotation tank.
If you experience chronic pain, it is best to start with one float per week and then increase the frequency as tolerated. It is also important to consult with your healthcare provider to make sure that floating is appropriate for your condition.
Float therapy can be an effective way to reduce chronic pain, but it is important to remember that everyone is different and you may need to float more or less often to see results.
Other benefits of isolation tanks
There are a number of other potential benefits of float therapy, including but not limited to:
By depriving the senses of stimulation, floating can help the mind and body to relax. This can lead to a decrease in stress levels, improved sleep quality, and increased levels of creativity and productivity.
Float therapy can be an effective way to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle tension. It can also help to speed up the healing process for injuries.
Floating can help to alleviate anxiety and improve mood. It can also be used as a tool to help with panic attacks and phobias.
Experiencing weightlessness can help to reduce stress on the body and provide relief from conditions such as arthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia. This can also lead to improved circulation and a boost in energy levels.
Boost immune system
The lack of gravity and the Epsom salt in the float tank can help to improve lymphatic drainage and boost the immune system. Typically, people who float regularly report feeling less sick and have more energy.
The Epsom salt in the floatation tank can help to draw toxins out of the body and improve skin health. This type of salt contains magnesium, which is known to be absorbed through the skin and can help de-stress the body and mind.
Float therapy can offer a wide range of benefits, depending on the individual. It is important to listen to your body and find what works best for you. If you are unsure, it is always a good idea to consult with a float center staff member or your healthcare provider.
Do different float tanks require different floating schedules?
Each tank is slightly different depending on the model and manufacturer. The size of the tank, the type of salt solution used, and the filtration system all play a role in how often you should float, however, the principle of regular floats for maximum benefit remains the same. Let’s take a look at each type of tank:
1. Isolation Tank
Also known as a sensory deprivation tank, an isolation tank is a dark and soundproof chamber that is filled with water and Epsom salt. The float tank is designed to minimise external stimulation and allow the tank users to float in complete darkness and silence.
Floating schedules for isolation tanks can vary depending on the individual. Generally, it is recommended to start with one float per week and then increase the frequency as tolerated.
2. Open-Style Float Tank
An open-style float tank is similar to an isolation tank, but it is not completely enclosed. This type of tank typically has a door that can be opened or closed to control the amount of light and sound that enters the chamber.
Scheduling for open-style float tanks can also vary depending on the individual. Generally, it is recommended to float for at least one hour to experience the full range of benefits.
3. Float Pod
A float pod is a small, enclosed float tank that is designed for one person. Float pods typically have built-in filtration and lighting systems.
The main advantage of a float pod over other types of float tanks is that it is much easier to install and maintain. Float pods can also be used in a variety of settings, including homes, offices, and clinics.
4. Float Room
A float room is a large space that contains one or more float tanks. Float rooms typically have several tanks that are divided by partitions. Float schedule typically allows for 60-90 minutes per session.
A float room’s main benefit is that it may house numerous individuals at the same time. This makes float rooms ideal for gatherings or families, perfect for those who want to experience the benefits of floatation therapy together.
The type of float tank you use will not necessarily dictate the frequency of your floats. However, it is important to consult with the staff at your float center to find out what they recommend.
We are all unique and so are our floating schedules. As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended to float at least once a week for the first month, and then as needed after that. Some people float more often, while others float less frequently. It is important to listen to your body and find what works best for you.
For first-time floaters, we recommend that you start with one float per week. After the first month, you can increase the frequency of your floats as desired. Remember to listen to your body and float as often as you feel called to.
Here at TH7 Body Labs, we’ll accommodate whatever your needs are to make sure you get the most out of our float therapy services. From 1 float per week to multiple floats per day, we’ll work with you to create a floating schedule that works for you. Contact us today to learn more!