Experience Total Relaxation!
Soma Novo offers flotation therapy for the Greater Bangor/Brewer area. Floating is a luxurious way to soothe and heal the body from the constant stress of life’s daily pressure. You can leave the noise and confusion behind and perhaps, for the first time in your life, experience total relaxation and deep healing in your private, peaceful space. It is truly the ultimate ESCAPE!
What is a Floatation Pod?
A Flotation pod is a large, enclosed, salt water bath designed to minimize sensory input to the brain. The water is ten inches deep with 900 lbs of epsom salt dissolved into it. This creates such buoyant water that anyone, no matter how dense or large they are, can float like a cork on top of the water. There is virtually no gravity and the temperature of the environment is the same as the body, the tank makes it so the body has nothing to feel. The tank is completely dark and silent so there is also nothing to see, hear, smell or taste. Since the user wears nothing into the tank, lying in such a senseless environment for even a short period of time will give the user a vacation from their body, their stress, tension and their pain. This environment will also allow the user an unique and intimate experience with themselves found nowhere else.
Why Flotation Therapy?
The float pod creates a tranquil environment free of distraction and stimulus. Without the intense stimulation of our modern environment we are able to experience ourselves as pure consciousness! This experience has provided inspiration for many people to begin the journey of extreme self transformation. Along with its ability to inspire us to live life to the fullest, flotation therapy provides deep relaxation and pain relief for the mind and body. The use of a float tank has been shown to dramatically lower the stress hormone cortisol which causes anxiety, suppresses the immune system and contributes to weight gain. Stress is the number one cause of disease. When we relieve stress from our body and mind we get to experience our being at optimum health. This means a body free of pain & tension, and a clear, relaxed, focused mind. By keeping ourselves in optimum health we can meet the demands of modern life as our most expansive selves!
Those who regularly utilize flotation therapy in their wellness programs report an array of positive long-term and short-term benefits. Some of the most common of these include:
- Intense Relaxation
- Relieve old injuries (especially back aches etc.)
- Ease Arthritis
- Release Endorphins – the body’s natural pain killer and happy pill
- Improve the condition of the skin
- Detoxify the system
- Useful in pregnancy (for the full 9 months)
- Increase creativity and imagination
- Increase circulation and energy levels
- Balance the left and right brain
- Improve concentration
- An aid for addictions, phobias and depression
- Regulate sleeping patterns – simulates 4 hours of sleep
- Relieve stress
The deep mental relaxation initiated by floating allows the brain to produce a greater amount of theta waves, which are accompanied by an increase in mental clarity, creativity, imagery, and memory. In addition, the release of the endorphins induces the feeling of elevated mood states which are effective in helping alleviate anxiety, depression, and negative mental habits.
All bookings require pre-payment to reserve your time.
Please be aware that all sales are FINAL, and NO REFUNDS will be given for cancellation. Floats can be rescheduled with a 24-hour advance notice. If you have any questions regarding our booking policy please contact us prior to booking. Thank you for your understanding.
Please arrive on time. Late arrival may result in a shortened session, as we have a duty to keep the following floats on schedule. We prefer that you arrive at least 5 minutes before your session. Newcomers, please arrive 15 minutes early for a quick introduction before your session begins.
Dr. Justin Feinstein - Floating with Anxiety
How sensory deprivation and floating impacts the brain
Need some rich brain science?
Dr. Justin Feinstein is Director of the Float Clinic & Research Center (FCRC) at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR). The FCRC’s mission is to investigate the effects of Floatation-REST on both body and brain, as well as explore its potential as a therapeutic treatment for promoting mental health and healing. Anxiety and depression are the two most common psychiatric conditions, affecting over 25% of the population, and representing the leading cause of disability, worldwide. Recent meta-analyses and large-scale clinical trials suggest that only about half of patients improve with treatment, with substantially poorer outcomes and adherence in patients with comorbid anxiety and depression.
Given the poor treatment response and adherence to currently available therapies, it is imperative to explore new ways of helping individuals with anxiety and depression. This presentation unveils the results from the first float study ever conducted in a large group of patients spanning the spectrum of different anxiety and stress-related disorders, including PTSD, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, and Generalized Anxiety.
The findings detail the clinical and physiological changes induced by the float experience, along with a discussion about safety considerations with this population. Research papers based on the findings presented in this video have since been published, and can be viewed here and here.
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