The Float Tank Experience – What You Need To Understand and No One Tells You

In digging all I found all over the internet were people who loved the experience. I was perplexed.  I had been looking forward to this for years. I finally went and felt very let down.

Going in I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect other than that I would love it. I meditate regularly and deeply and have for years. I arrived, and the salon is lovely. Very zen and relaxing. Beautifully done dressing area and individual private float pod rooms. I did as instructed, went into my room, locked the door, and proceeded to take a shower with soap and shampoo to ready myself to float.

Upon getting in the pod I think my skin must have been kind of dry because I felt a salt sting like the ocean. The water was a nice warm temperature and easy to recline into. During my first float, I spent time trying to maneuverer a comfortable position and couldn’t seem to find one. I tried the neck float rest, then removed it. I splashed water in my eye (that hurts quite a bit), once I got into the float, I couldn’t shut my usually silent brain off.

Laying there in silence it seemed an eternity. As I had no markers for time I kept kind of almost anxiously waiting for the music to come back on to signal exit. I felt tingles in my muscles and twinges where I am healing from an injury.

By the time I was just about finally relaxed and beginning to possibly get into it, time was up. I got out, showered, and proceeded to the relaxation area and oxygen bar which was lovely.

We did sign up for another float because my husband had a very good experience. So we still had 2 more on file to use.

The next day I woke up and felt terrible. As if someone had beat me up in my sleep. My everything was sore. As I awoke I also found that I was very overly emotional for no reason and just felt bad.

I didn’t understand what had happened.

I spoke with my Naturopathic Physician who explained that this reaction is actually normal. What was happening was a detoxification healing crisis along with a drop in my cortisol (stress hormone) level. It would pass and was actually for my best and highest good even if it sucked at the moment.

In understanding this: I bravely (or stupidly depending on who you ask) went back again to float yesterday. This time? It was more familiar. I moisturized well all week so there was no itching. My earplugs were in place this time before the shower so they fit well, and I used the Vaseline given on my lips and right at the corner of my eyes.

I also had them put on some meditation music rather than silence for the time. I laid back and chose the most comfortable position I had found and this time surprisingly I relaxed in only a few minutes and had a wonderful meditative experience. I felt as if I was being suspended and fully supported in warm jello. It was amazing!

The zapping feeling in my muscles while in mediation encased my damaged areas. I believe that was healing I was experiencing. I stayed in for most of the time, getting out 15 minutes early when I started feeling stiff. (I didn’t want to push it or experience what I had before).

This time I felt some zaps and painful zings in the middle of the night deep inside my bones. It felt like pain leaving my body, even if I had to experience it as it left this one last time. What exactly was detoxifying, I could not tell you.

We will be going back again. I am very glad I pushed through and asked for answers to understand what had happened to me.

I fully believe this is good for my health and eventually floats will be totally pain-free as will I.


I hope this helps someone should you experience something similar, because I could not find anything online anything like my float.

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Dextoxing – What is a Herxheimer Reaction?

You have made the decision to get healthier. You decide on a cleanse and are mentally prepared to take the herbs, consume the potions, use the essential oils, drink all that water, and whatever else comes with it. What most are not prepared for is suddenly feeling under the weather out of the blue. It didn’t say anything about this on the label or in the advertising. So, why do you sometimes feel sick when you do an internal cleanse or detox?

It’s called a Herxheimer reaction. Herxheimer reactions are a result of inflammation in the body. When you do a detox, it allows your body to release old bacteria, viruses, and toxins which are harmful to your system and need to be flushed out in order for you to truly be in a state of health.

During a cleanse, the herbs, essential oils, vitamins and minerals are specially combined to kill off bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins and to dislodge old putrefied food and materials that have built up in the body and in the cells. The reaction occurs when injured or dead bacteria/viruses are released allowing the decomposing endotoxins into the blood and tissue faster than the body can handle comfortably.

This provokes an inflammatory response which presents itself in an over exaggerated form of whatever the original illness was.

For example, if you still have flu virus in your body, you will feel temporarily like you have the flu. You may feel feverish, have a headache or just feel very run down. It may come and go but will pass usually in a matter of hours or days.

Knowing this is a possibility going in to a cleanse makes it far easier to deal with. In many cases, people unaware of what a Herxheimer reaction is and have assumed that the detox itself was making them sick, so of course stop the cleanse when what was really needed was more water and to keep going allowing release and clearing.

The most common symptoms reported in a Herxheimer reaction are increased fatigue, joint or muscle pain, skin rashes, photosensitivity, irritability, dizziness, sleep disturbances, asthenia, muscle cramps, night sweats, hypertension, hypotension, headaches (especially migraines) and swollen glands. Also reported are heavy perspiration, metallic taste in mouth, chills, nausea, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, low grade fever, heart palpitations, tachycardia, facial palsy, tinnitus, mental confusion, uncoordinated movement, bone pain, flu-like syndrome, conjunctivitis and throat swelling.

Please don’t let this scare you away from doing internal cleanses… These symptoms present themselves most often during parasite and candida cleanses. You will only have a reaction IF your body has candida or parasites in it. If it does not, the herbs will simply pass through.

The Herxheimer reaction may be unpleasant temporarily, but it is just temporary. Clearing your body allows it to run properly preventing sickness and disease down the road. The inconvenience is well worth the outcome.

 

List of cleanses that have worked very well for me over the years:

Energetix accompanied by Standard Process Supplements – with the guidance of a Nutritional Response Therapist (google for someone in your area “Nutritional Response Testing + your zip code”)
BePure 21 Day Cellular whole body Cleanse (no longer manufactured)
Herbal Fiber Blend (colon cleanse)
Juice, Oil, Epsom Salts kidney/gallbladder cleanse
Zendocrine from doTERRA
Cilantro/Chlorella drops for heavy metals
Universal Formulas ParasiteEx for parasites (no longer manufactured)
Universal Formulas CandidaEx for candida (no longer manufactured)

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http://www.hcbl.com/blog/is-your-cleanse-or-detox-making-you-feel-sick/
http://blogs.naturalnews.com/author/sarahbarendse/dextoxing-what-is-a-herxheimer-reaction/