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Floating is a Game-Changer for Highly Sensitive People, Empaths, Introverts and Sensitive Souls



For highly sensitive people, empaths, introverts, and sensitive souls, the world can feel overwhelming and overstimulating at times. 


Floating, the practice of lying in a sensory deprivation tank filled with high levels of epsom salt, can offer some relief. Here are three reasons why floating is particularly transformative for those with heightened sensitivity.


1. Deep Sensory Relief:

Floating provides an environment where external stimuli are minimized, offering an opportunity for the nervous system to relax. The absence of light, sound, and tactile sensations allows for a deep level of sensory rest, helping to alleviate the stress and fatigue that come from constant sensory processing.


2. Enhanced Emotional Regulation:

Empaths and sensitive souls tend to absorb emotions from the people and environments around them, which can lead to emotional overwhelm. Floating offers a private, insulated space where one can disconnect from external emotional noise. This isolation helps in processing emotions and gives you time to visualize and experience a sense of calm, leading to improved emotional regulation and a greater sense of inner peace.


3. Safe Space for Introverts:

Introverts often need solitude to recharge their energy. Floating provides an ideal setting for this much-needed alone time. In the silent, solitary space of a float tank, introverts can engage in deep introspection and self-reflection without external interruptions. This uninterrupted quiet time is invaluable for recharging their mental and emotional batteries.


4. Game Changer for Your Mental Health

Whether or not you identify as a highly sensitive person, empath, or introvert, floating can help improve your mental health. New research about floating has shown that it can help improve body image for those with eating disorders. As a recent Washington Post article states, “It calms the mind, sharpens our sense of the body and helps us live in the moment — all of which can break the cycle of negative thoughts,” said Sahib Khalsa, principal investigator and clinical director at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, a hub of float therapy research.


Floating is a therapeutic practice for anyone, and it’s especially useful for highly sensitive people, empaths, introverts, and sensitive souls. By offering deep sensory relief, aiding in emotional regulation, and providing a safe space for solitude, floating can significantly enhance the quality of life for those with heightened sensitivity. Whether seeking refuge from sensory overload, emotional exhaustion, or the need for quiet introspection, floating offers a unique and powerful solution.


Join us this week at Cap Floats to try it out!

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