it turns out that when you float in a warm, Epsom salt solution that is housed in an environment which frees you from almost all of your senses, wonderful things happen. with external stimuli at a minimum, our bodies have a profoundly intense relaxation response. the body is no longer in "fight or flight" mode and switches to "rest and digest". this natural transition carries a wide array of health benefits. the brain reduces cortisol output (stress hormone) and increases dopamine and serotonin, the "feel good" endorphins. it is essentially a reboot switch for your mind. this warm, salty bath dissolves stress stored in muscles, decompresses joints and elongates the spine, and puts the body in an ultra deep state of rest and relaxation. floating helps with rest and recovery, stress, anxiety, can alleviate chronic pain, and so much more!