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FAQ

FAQ 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Reduce stress and enhance your life through float therapy, whole body sonic vibration, far infrared, and magnetic resonance therapy.

What is stress?

A reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. A stressful event can trigger the “fight-or-flight” response, thus causing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to surge throughout the body.
What are the signs of chronic stress?
There are numerous emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress including depression, anxiety, heart attacks, immune system disturbances, and more. Stress can also have direct effects on the skin and cause rashes, hives, and atopic dermatitis; damage the gastrointestinal system (GERD, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis), and contribute to insomnia and degenerative neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
• Pain • Anxiety Fatigue • Allergies • Insomnia • Depression • Weight Gain • Frequent Infections • High Blood Pressure
• Digestive Problems • Headaches • Brain Fog • Hair Loss • Diabetes • Infertility • Acne • and More
How Do Different Body Systems React to Stress?
Nervous System 
When stressed, the body immediately shifts its energy resources to fight off the threat in what is known as the “fight or flight” response. This response triggers the nervous system to signal the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. The heart beats faster, blood pressure rises, and a change in the digestive process occurs.

Musculoskeletal System
Muscles tense up when the body undergoes stress. Muscles contract for extended periods which can trigger migraines, headaches, and various musculoskeletal conditions.

Respiratory & Cardiovascular System
Hyperventilation occurs which can bring on panic attacks in some people.

Momentary stress causes an increase in heart activity. Blood vessels that direct to the large muscles and heart dilate, which causes an increase of blood to be pumped to these parts. Repeated cases can cause inflammation in the coronary arteries.

Endocrine & Gastrointestinal System
Parts of the adrenal glands produce cortisol and epinephrine, which combined are sometimes called the “stress hormones.” The liver produces more glucose after the stress hormones are released, which gives your body the energy for “fight or flight.”

A change in appetite is also affected by stress. In severe cases of stress your stomach can react with vomiting from nausea or your digestion becomes victim which can cause diarrhea or constipation.
How to Prepare for Your Visit
Whole Body Sonic Vibration
• Use restroom first
• Remove rings and jewelry
• Stand on platform without shoes
• Keep your head level and facing forward
• Maintain proper standing posture throughout session
• Engage muscles throughout body without bending knees
• Take your time exiting the platform; use handle when stepping down
• Imagine you are resisting and absorbing the vibration; move focus throughout body as you breathe

Far Infrared Sauna
• Swimwear or underwear required during use
• Sit slightly forward on towel to ensure maximum light exposure
• Do not use far infrared sauna unless sufficiently hydrated
• Do not consume coffee or alcohol several hours before
• Water containers should be kept outside the sauna
• Open sauna window/door if sauna is too warm
• No electronic devices permitted inside sauna
• Always sit on towel during session
• Wipe sweat with provided towel
• Be aware of low ceiling
• Breathe and relax
• Bring a bottle of water 
• Bring a book or magazine to read
• Remove makeup prior to sauna use

Float
• Bring swimwear or float naked
• Avoid eating or drinking an hour before
• Avoid coffee or alcohol several hours before
• Don't float if you are feeling sick or nauseous
• Insert earplugs before entering the shower
• Cover cuts or scrapes with petroleum jelly
• Turn shower light off before entering pod
• Gently lower lid with handle until closed
• Slowly lay back in the water, facing up
• Relax your neck; your head will float!
• Do not get water in your eyes
• Do not shave before you float

Magnesphere Magnetic Resonance Therapy
• Use restroom first
• Be sufficiently hydrated
• Do not drink coffee before session
• Do not over exert yourself after session
• No electronic devices permitted within seating area
• Turn phone off or to airplane mode to avoid session disruption and stress response
• Wear comfortable clothing; adjust for temperature considerations
• Six sessions recommended to identify best protocol
• Ask about MRT home unit HALO brochure
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