Float Therapy San Antonio

A float cabin, also known as a sensory deprivation or isolation cabin, is filled with a super concentration of Epsom salt, allowing you to float easily and effortlessly on the water’s surface.  Float therapy San Antonio frees you from the effects of gravity, your body is weightless – joints and muscles can truly relax, all tension melts away. No longer needing to process sensory input, your brain and nervous system begin to fall into a deep, meditative state.

Each session ranges from 30–90 minutes long. Once you are in the float cabin, you’ll hear the sound of waves, as well as see colored lights. Then, all sound and lights are eliminated, and you float into deep relaxation. At the end of the session, gentle sound and light effects are reintroduced to let you know the session is ending.

Krysus is the first human performance and recovery center in San Antonio featuring our unique ultra-hygienic cabin. Before and after each session, 100% of the water is filtered and disinfected automatically, and the emptied cabin is disinfected by hand.

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Float Therapy San Antonio

Although you will feel the benefits immediately, and the effects can last for days or weeks, a series of sessions will compound your results.

Sport benefits

  • Relieves pain.
  • Speeds injury and recovery.
  • Reduces muscle and joint soreness.

Work benefits

  • Reduces fatigue.
  • Alleviates stress.
  • Encourages “super learning”.

Life benefits

  • Improves insomnia, allowing for longer and deeper sleep.
  • Allows for a deep state of relaxation, alleviating anxiety and feelings of burnout.
  • Provides a dopamine release shown to help support recovery from addiction.
Float therapy on the Dead Sea

History of Float Therapy

Floating on highly salt-saturated water is not new – thousands of visitors travel to the famous Dead Sea between Israel and Jordan seeking medical treatment and relaxation. Our float cabins offer the same salinity and buoyancy right here in San Antonio. A Krysus isolation cabin contains about 2/3 of water and 1/3 of pure Epsom salt – roughly 850 pounds of salt, ten times as salty as the ocean!

Many of us are deficient in magnesium, an important mineral that supports bone and nervous system health. Symptoms of low magnesium include fatigue and muscle cramps, and if untreated, can lead to serious medical complications. While it’s important to include plenty of magnesium-rich foods in your diet, absorbing the magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) found in the float cabin will help increase your levels, detoxifying the body.

How Float Therapy Works

The temperature of the water is 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit, the average external temperature of the body. This means the mind does not distinguish between where the body ends and the water begins, a level of tactile sensory deprivation that is nearly impossible to replicate. As you float, pain and tension fall away, positive endorphins are released, and stress hormone levels drop.

While the benefits of floatation therapy for pain relief, injury recovery, muscle and joint soreness, and stress are clear, studies are ongoing exploring the effects of gravity reduction (floating) and sensory deprivation on a wide variety of conditions. Patients with fibromyalgia, a debilitating condition with few remedies, have reported reduced pain both during a session and over the course of a series of sessions. Sensory deprivation can also be a huge relief to people with autism, since a difficulty filtering and processing sensory information is a major symptom.

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San Antonio float therapy chamber

Enjoy The Benefits of Float Therapy

One of the most exciting applications of float therapy, and a particular focus here at Krysus, is in treating PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Through gravity reduction and sensory deprivation, patients suffering from PTSD and other trauma-induced disorders can work through emotionally painful experiences without triggering a new wave of stress. The production of dopamine and decrease in cortisol help send the body a signal of safety and calmness. This can be life-changing for military veterans, those in tactical occupations, and other communities prone to traumatic stress.

Interestingly, EEG readings taken in studies on sensory deprivation, such as experienced in float cabins, have revealed an increased synchronicity of brainwave frequencies between our left and right hemispheres. Float therapy has the potential to enhance our problem solving and cognitive abilities, as well as our creativity. Anecdotal evidence abounds of creative breakthroughs, both in technical skill and inspiration, after a series of float sessions.

Float tanks are also the perfect environment to learn new information. There are no distractions from the body or external stimuli, setting the mind up to absorb information more deeply and retain it more completely. Students have used the deep “theta” state of relaxation produced in the isolation cabin to enhance memorization and language learning, as well as support hypnosis and visualization techniques.

Whatever your reason, once you experience floatation therapy, you will want to make it a regular part of your health, wellness, and performance regimen.

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