Why You Should Consider Sensory Deprivation Therapy

In society today, the minds of people in society have been overloaded with many things. Possibly from a noisy environment, a loud TV, or even from our electronic devices like our phones and computers that we use each day. Our brains have been clogged up from too much information at a time passed on from our senses. We all experience sensory overload, but we take it for granted as it seems negligible or unimportant. Sensory overload can be overwhelming and sometimes we just want to escape from it all. What better way to do so than sensory deprivation therapy. 

What is sensory deprivation?

Sensory deprivation therapy or as some people like to call it the floatation therapy is when the stimuli from one or more of our senses are intentionally inhibited or removed. Sensory therapy has been proven to be helpful in more ways than one since the person is cut off from many sensory impulses that may cause a sensory overdrive. For this particular reason,  a sensory tank or floatation tank has been designed. The sensory deprivation tank allows the person to be relaxed while easing anxieties, relaxes the muscles, and makes you refreshed. This experience unlike other therapeutic processes is without any pain and is very enjoyable.

How does it work?

Well, the sensory tank contains a foot of water that would enable a person to float on his back and 800 pounds of Epsom salt. The Epsom salt aids the floatation process, the science behind this is when the magnesium sulfate is highly concentrated or in this case the Epsom salt it would help keep the person afloat. So during this process, the person afloat would be in a relaxed but awake state of mind. The sensory deprivation or floatation tank is designed mainly to block out any distractions. So when the lid is closed all sounds, sight, smell, and feel caused by gravity would be removed. This therapy session provides a deep form of meditation without any external distractions. 

Why should I do sensory deprivation therapy?

A 60 minute REST session or sensory deprivation therapy session is packed with immense health benefits. It improves focus, improves depression, reduces anxiety, improves your sleep pattern, relieves pain, and overall improves sleep patterns. These immense benefits you can get in on sitting or floating rather than having to sit through different therapy sessions. So if you are wondering why you should do sensory deprivation therapy then ask yourself why shouldn’t you do it?

Is sensory deprivation therapy safe? Sensory deprivation therapy is completely safe and you don’t have to worry about drowning since you’ll be floating. clinical studies have shown results of participants suffering from several conditions including stress disorders, anxieties, panic disorders, etc when they engaged in this session, 48 out of 50 participants pushed through the entire time. they benefited from it and even enjoyed the experience.

With over 50 different therapies around the world promising different health benefits the sensory deprivation therapy because of the immense benefit you get in just one session. Rather than having to go through different therapy sessions.