CBD & Flotation Therapy
After our weekend at the Birmingham HEMP and CBD Expo, we popped in to meet with Mohammed at Lifestream Wellness facility in Leicester. They currently have flotation therapy and Cryotherapy and now stock our CBD. Using CBD with either of these therapies is a great match but on this blog I’m only going to talk about the benefits of using it whilst floating.
Flotation tanks have been around since 1954 when John C. Lilly invented one to study the origins of consciousness by cutting off all external stimuli. They were commercialised in 1970 when people began to study the potential health benefits and today you can find them in most cities.
The water in a flotation tank is heated to skin temperature and saturated with Epsom salt. Whilst floating, your body absorbs the salts and minerals which increases your levels of magnesium and sulphate. This helps to calm the nervous system and enhances your bodies natural ability to heal.
I have been in a flotation tank myself and loved it. Many people say they are put off by the prospect of entering a black hole of suffocating claustrophobia. For anyone thinking about trying flotation, I can assure you it feels nothing like that and once you are in and the lights go off it is sensory deprivation bliss. In this day and age getting away from the busyness of our hectic lives can be hard. We over work our senses on a daily basis and where else can you say you can go for 60 mins without being disturbed? A flotation tank, that’s where!
So why use CBD whilst in a flotation tank?
If you are one of the many people who have expressed concerns about entering a flotation tank for fear of becoming claustrophobic then taking CBD before entering the tank may help to combat those anxious thoughts and may also promote the relaxation whilst in there, making it easier to switch off from the mental checklists we go through on a daily basis.
CBD has also been said to improve creativity and imagination which flotation is also popular for. The theory is that taking CBD can increase the blood flow to the frontal lobe. This increased blood flow has also been noted in highly creative individuals. The frontal lobe of your brain is responsible for creativity, planning, and problem-solving, so entering sensory deprivation and combining the two could really help to really get your creative juices flowing.
Small studies have also shown that flotation therapy can help to improve inflammatory diseases like fibromyalgia, headaches, insomnia, high blood pressure, chronic pain and rheumatoid arthritis.
I need to finish by saying that there are no scientific studies about combining CBD and flotation therapy so I will leave you to make up your own minds about the anecdotal evidence. But, if you’re in the Leicester area, then I would highly recommend a visit to Mohammed at Lifestream Wellness and you might just want to buy a bottle of Zoetic CBD whilst you’re there!