There’s no denying that student life can be demanding, even overwhelming at times. Between studying, exams and juggling other commitments, students often leave their mental and physical health on the back-burner. Thankfully, healthy practices are becoming more popular. Students realise that the benefits of activities such as meditation and floating outweigh short-term fixes like skipping sleep and over-caffeinating. The magnesium salts used in floatation tanks provide numerous positive results, including improvement in your energy, focus, mood and memory. And you won’t have to worry about coffee jitters or feeling hazy after skipping a good night’s sleep.
Maybe you’re thinking that you’re already too busy and can’t imagine fitting regular float sessions into your schedule. Consider that among its many merits, the sensory deprivation you experience in a float tank has been proven to help manage stress. By shutting off your senses, you enter a deeply relaxed, meditative state. Taking an hour to declutter your mind on a regular basis will lead to a more focused and productive lifestyle, freeing more of your time in the long run.
Floatation is also known to help regulate sleeping habits. Magnesium is a powerful nutrient, which many of us don’t realise we lack. It becomes highly efficient, especially when absorbed through the skin, at curing insomnia and other sleep disorders like restless leg syndrome. And students know better than anyone that every extra minute of sleep counts, so why not make sure you’re getting the most out of your nights.
REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) helps your brain waves switch from high-frequency states to lower frequency ones, promoting relaxation and regeneration. This process is also known to improve your memory and enhance mental clarity. Studies have shown that students who practice REST regularly produce higher test scores, especially relating to memory and creative thinking.
Visit our floatation centre to learn more about how floating can improve your lifestyle, as well as your grades. Students aged 16+ can book their float sessions with us for a discounted rate of $49, while younger children can still experience the effects of REST by doing regular full-body or foot soaks at home using our take-home magnesium salt kits.
You don’t have to be a student to reap these benefits, either. Trying to master a new language? Or maybe learning a new instrument? Give floatation therapy a try. With regular sessions, you’ll likely see an improvement in your abilities a lot sooner than you think!