Strengthening the immune system with floatation


Benjamin Franklin was right when he said centuries ago that “a gram of prevention is worth a kilo of cure”. When it comes to your immune system, your health is at stake and prevention must be taken seriously. Besides washing one’s hands, eating a lot of fruit and vegetables and sleeping plenty, science and innovation are on our side. The beneficial effects of floatation on muscle pain, cognitive enhancement and relaxation are very well known. But you may not know that floatation helps strengthening the immune system.


Let’s find out why.


Stress reduction

Stress worsens inflammatory states, which is exactly the opposite of what our body needs to remain strong and effective. When we are stressed out, the body “wastes” energy to defend itself, thus inhibiting the immune response.

Strengthening the immune system

The stress response system is hardwired to regulate itself. However, when the stress factors are always there, the reaction of the organism is always active. Too high levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, result in a weakening of the immune function and expose us to greater risks for both our physical and mental health.

Floatation breaks this cycle and, if included in the wellness routine, «it can actually strengthen the immune system» (Michael Hutchison, “The Book Floating”, 1984). How does it do it? By reducing at the same time the levels of adrenaline and cortisol, two subproducts of stress that weaken the immune system and cause metabolic dysfunctions.


Better quality of sleep

We all know how important it is to sleep well to have a strong and performing organism. However, we also know that “sleeping well and enough” is easier said than done!

Strengthening the immune system

Scientific research has proven that floatation reduces heart rate and blood pressure, favoring a state of deep relaxation and also better quality of sleep.


And not only that. It induces a mental state that favors meditation and breathing techniques : two effective tools to enhance sleep and mental balance. That’s why Nuvola can be combined with Wellness Coach, an actual virtual assistant with Mindfulness and breathing programs, developed with expert professionals, that can be played as background track during floatation or any beauty treatment.



Maximization of other strenghtening treatment results

The floatation therapy is so effective that it can be used by itself or combined with other immune system strengthening methods, such as the infrared sauna and cryotherapy.

A study carried out by the NASA has revealed that infrared therapy can improve cells health and tissue growth by four times. Moreover, the infrared sauna helps to reduce stress and eliminate toxins. Floatation after a session in the sauna allows the body to internalize the benefits, preparing the organism to fight viruses and bacteria. If you want to discover the benefits of floatation combined to cryotherapy, we recommend this article on the Zerobody website blog section.

Strengthening the immune system

Even if it is not always possible to reduce exposure to stress in the frenzy of our daily life, it is however possible to change our approach to stress management. Nuvola allows you to do it in an easy and comfortable way, thanks to the innovative dry floatation system that is suitable for everyone and has no contraindication. Effective in only twenty minutes, without getting undressed or wet.


If you want to have Nuvola in your wellness center or spa, contact our team for a customized consult. Take your and your guests’ health seriously – we do it every day!

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