As you lay back, you float weightlessly, buoyed by the salts. The body-temperature water relaxes your sense of touch. The lights and sounds fade. Your heartbeat and breathing slow, your body unwinds, your mind opens. Flotation therapy is relaxation through science. Taking a break from the daily sensory overload allows your brain to drift into the half-awake, half-dreaming Theta state, where meditation and creativity flourish. Levels of the stress hormone Cortisol drop, while the feel-good dopamine hormone rises. Once your mind is at rest, your body can focus on healing itself. As you counteract the harsh effects of gravity, your muscles and connective tissues begin to unwind and unkink. Joints are supported and relax, and your lower back begins to decompress and align. You emerge sixty minutes later, relaxed and reenergized. You feel lighter, brighter, and sharper with a body / spirit high that lasts for days.