What is Float Therapy?
Float Therapy is a relaxing session in a Float Pod, or Float Tank; a fiberglass pod (103.5″ x 70.5″ x 54″) with 180 gallons of water, warmed to body temperature, and 900 lbs of dissolved Epsom Salts. This creates a density that allows your body to float effortlessly, taking all pressure off of tired joints, bones, and muscles. This allows a level of unparalleled relaxation and incredible healing while your body utilizes extra available resources.
What does it do?
The total buoyancy provides relief from muscle tension and pain, compressed disks, pinched nerves, and all sorts of gravity related ailments. Without input or distraction, the “fight or flight” response is also deactivated while activating the bodies “safe” mode. This results in a variety of healing responses and leaves you more relaxed than you’ve likely ever been. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the associated health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function, and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins, and help ease migraine headaches.
What benefits might I experience?
General Well Being
Left/Right Brain Synchronization
Are there any side effects to Epsom Salt Soaks?
People with an allergy to sulfur may show sensitivity to Epsom salts and may experience skin irritation or other allergic symptoms. Some antibiotics including ciprofloxacin and certain heart medications like digitalis may experience interactions with Epsom salts. Individuals with Kidney disease are advised to not use Epsom Salt. Please consult with your pharmacist if you have any concerns with medication interactions.
Bathing in Epsom salts can also dehydrate the body with prolonged exposure, and magnesium sulfate has a laxative effect, so diarrhea can also result from long baths, but not typical. Hydrating before your float session is recommended.