Managing Work-Related Stress with Float Therapy

According to a recent Ipsos study, over 50% of Australian workers suffer from work-related stress and ~one million workers miss work every day due to work-related stress and burnout.

The Toll of Work-Related Stress

Over 55% of Australian's are stressed during the day, with depression being another major concern when we talk about mental health in the workplace.

Over time, when we don’t pay attention to the impacts of work-related stress, we can see it impact our relationships, sleep patterns, diets, and much more. Stress has many effects on the body, including:

  • Headaches

  • Muscle tension and pain

  • Fatigue

  • Anxiety

  • Restlessness

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Changes in appetite

  • Aggression

  • Drug or alcohol misuse

How Float Therapy Can Help

Floatation therapy is proven to be a natural and effective treatment for stress relief. The floatation tank provides a unique environment to disconnect from the daily stessors of life and reconnect both physically and mentally to oneself.

A float session goes for 60 minutes, in that time, the floater is effortlessly suspended in 35oC water saturated in ~550kgs of epsom salt. As the body, water and air align to create a perfect symbiosis, the sensation of being completely weightless is experienced as there is zero pressure, zero gravity on the body. considering taht 90% of the brains computation is used for spatial awareness, both when awake and asleep, floating in a float tank helps to cut out all eternal stimuli and promote complete relaxation which is profoundly relaxing for te brain and allows for the most regenerative resets.

Float therapy can help minimise anxiety, depression and promote a sense of well-being and optimism – all excellent benefits to combat work-related stress.

  • An intended form of meditation: for beginners, float therapy can make meditation easier. Plus, booking a float session makes you accountable for setting time aside for self-care and your mental health. Float therapy helps you reach a level of meditation and the theta brainwave state associated with the deep relaxation and deep sleep.

  • Lower cortisol levels: Floatation therapy helps reduce cortisol levels, the hormone associated with high levels of stress. Frequent stress, combined with elevated cortisol levels, can increase the risk of depression, anxiety, heart disease, and more. Many studies show that floating regularly helps to maintain a normal level of cortisol.

  • Replenish your mind and body: During a float therapy session, you’re floating in water, super-saturated with Epsom salts that have many benefits. 550kgs of Epsom salts are dissolved in the flotation tank to increase magnesium levels and help create a weightless environment. While floating, the body absorbs some of these salts to replenish magnesium levels and promote the production of serotonin, a mood-enhancing chemical in the brain that helps fight anxiety and reduce stress.

What to Expect In Your Next FloatSession

Stress can been reduced significantly after regularly scheduled float sessions, at least once a week for 3 - 4 weeks, then fortnightly to monthly. Not only should you feel less anxious and in a better mood, but you should also notice an increase in productivity at work and in life.

Controlled stress levels means improved concentration, less overwhelm and decreased risk from intense burnout. This will have you feeling more energised, relaxed, and ready to tackle the days and weeks in a fabulous mood.

Honestly, if you’re one of the millions of Australians experiencing work-related stress, try floatation therapy. Head to our website should you require more info or book a float today to experience this peaceful practice yourself. With regular sessions, you will notice how you can finally manage your stress levels and find a new mindfulness practice to promote your wellbeing.