The DeCubellis Wellness Center is now offering our new Floatation Therapy!

Floatation Therapy is a unique and relaxing experience that emulates floating in space. Inside the Float Pod, 1100 lbs. of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) is infused in ten inches of skin temperature water, which provides key nutrients to help detoxify the body and sedate the nervous system. Like the Dead Sea, the extremely dense solution enables all body types to float effortlessly.

The Float Pod also creates a level of weightlessness that allows the body to relax, helping it to regenerate itself. It naturally decompresses the spine, taking pressure off of the bones and joints and allowing for decreased swelling and inflammation. Immune function is improved and blood flow increases, helping muscle tissue repair and expediting healing throughout the body.

It usually takes about 15 minutes to reach this deep state of relaxation and the remaining 45 minutes (of a typical hour long float) pass effortlessly. It is during this stage that the maximum benefits begin, but they will continue after you leave the tank and for the rest of your day you will feel relaxed and refreshed.

Scientific research has proven that conditions benefited by floating include PTSD, Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ADHD, Headaches/Migraines, Chronic Pain, and Fatigue. It has also been shown to improve athletic performance, quicken rehab and recovery, increase mental clarity and focus, increase circulation, and rejuvenate and promote total calm and peaceful relaxation.

We have 60 and 90 minute float sessions, as well as 2 and 3 hour floats. Your session can be combined with a soft tissue therapy before or after your float for maximized full body relaxation.

We offer Float sessions Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm at DeCubellis Wellness Center, 7337 Little Rd. New Port Richey, FL 34654. Next to the Breakfast Station.
As always, we at DeCubellis Wellness Center are pleased to answer any additional questions you may have and look forward to continue providing this community with the best in treatment options to reach your wellness goals.

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Why every Athlete should jump into a Float Pod

Floating or flotation is therapy in which the person lies in a dense Epsom salt water solution in a tank (pod/room) that has been specially-designed for this. It is an incredible and highly-effective way of relaxing and relieving stress. This is a very widely-accepted therapy and is used by a number of world-renowned athletes to treat various sports-related conditions and aid in their recovery. It is also beneficial for those who don’t play any sports but want to better manage the stresses in their system.

Cumulative Effects

What is notable is the fact that the positive effects of floatation are also cumulative – the more frequently you use this therapy, the more you benefit. After several floats our clients frequently comment how they crave time in the float tank, it becomes very addictive. Sports-people from various fields, use this experience to optimise the effects of their training routines, manage fatigue and speed-up their recovery from sports injuries.

The different benefits of using flotation therapy are:

  • Increased concentration and focus
  • Accelerates the recovery from injury
  • Increases energy (ATP)
  • Ideal space for visualisation
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Reduces cortisol and Lactic acid levels in the body
  • Aids in facilitated rest and reduces fatigue.

In the floatation tank, gravity isn’t a factor. The complete relaxation that it provides, gives all the muscles the much-needed break they need. The benefits are truly impressive. When you are in the tank, every single muscle in the body gets the rest it needs and the time to recover.

Furthermore epsom salts are a magnesium and sulphate – a muscle relaxant and a protein builder for your joints. Not only can you truly decompress in the float tank, you absorb the minerals while you float directly into your muscles, allowing you to be noticeably less tense as soon as you get up!

Recovery Time Frame

When the athlete is in the flotation tank, the actual rate of recovery post physical exercise is enhanced beyond recognition. Recovery that would generally take a very long time gets compressed into just a few hours. Since floating in water that has high concentrations of Epsom salt reduces the stresses of gravity, the weight and pressure is taken off strained muscles, joints and bones. This increases the efficiency of the blood circulation through the body. It also significantly improves the recovery time after injuries.

Sports Performance Improvement

Athletes that use this float therapy in combination with visualisation techniques experience a very significant improvement in their performances. As the person’s brain transitions into a theta state, it becomes much more open to suggestion. The CNS (central nervous system) can essentially be effectively trained to produce ‘perfect performance’. Today a number of top athletes use this technique to relax and up their performance in their chosen sport.

Working Against Gravity

While floating, gravity pressures gets taken-off the muscles and joints & the entire body is put in to a state of high physical relaxation. The blood pressure & oxygen intake reduces but the blood flow and distribution of red blood cells increases. These combined effects are especially beneficial to athletes, as it speeds the recovery from injury & assists in flushing-out cortisol, lactate & adrenaline that might have built-up either via training or performance.

Reduces Injury Risk

Floatation loosens the muscles & gives athletes a higher degree of control in their nervous systems. In effect, this reduces risk of injury during training/competition. Floatation accelerates the athlete’s recovery process and releases large quantities of endorphins (natural painkiller of the body)

By being in an environment that facilitates sensory isolation, which is another component of floatation, the athlete truly has the space to reach the level of concentration required to have a tangible effect on his/her performance. Many modern training methods are focused on helping athletes master their “inner game” and assist in developing perfect synchronicity between body, mind and emotion.

When are you going to float?

Floating as part of your Sports Recovery:

  • Speeds recovery from injuries, sore joints and muscles
  • Reduces Lactic Acid build up
  • Rapidly eliminates fatigue
  • Helps reduce pain and inflammation
  • Reduces cortisol levels
  • Relaxes the mind
  • Improves concentration/focus
  • Improves oxygen circulation