Sufferers of migraine, back pain, arthritis, skin disorders, insomnia, PMS, Fibromyalgia and other ailments can find relief from regular floatation. There is also evidence that floating lowers blood pressure and heartbeat rate, and can minimise the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
How does it all work?
The Gravity part; that’s easy. The amount of Epsom salt in each tank makes the water twice as buoyant as the Dead Sea. It’s like wearing floaties in the bath. Your body is completely supported by the salt in the water, so no pressure points, no need for your brain to constantly calculate balance and relief for your spine and joints.
The Epsom salts you will be lying in aren’t actually a salt but a mineral compound of Magnesium and Sulphate. The wonders of Epsom salts have been known for hundreds of years and have countless health benefits including relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing backpain and aching limbs, easing muscle tension, healing cuts and drawing toxins from the body. Floating causes the body to release endorphins (the body’s own painkiller) and, in particular, beta-endorphins. These are more powerful than many prescription drugs.
Floating and Pregnancy
Heavily pregnant women get enormous relief from the soothing water and the complete support that it offers. It’s a wonderful haven to escape to! Floating is very comfortable in the later stages of pregnancy, thanks to the way it alleviates the stresses that gravity places on the body. However, we recommend that, like many activities, it should be avoided in the first trimester