During pregnancy the body is undergoing constant change. The woman's hormones, ligaments, and tissues are all shifting to accommodate her growing uterus. Carrying extra weight from a baby creates many new and diverse aches and pains. Nausea, cravings, swelling, and sleep challenges are among the many experiences of creating a new human.Some of the benefits of you will experience of Float Therapy during pregnancy are:
- Magnesium Absorption: According to Universal Health Institute, soaking in Epsom Salt baths is the most effective means of replenishing magnesium your body needs for more than 300 biochemical reactions (nerve and muscle function, immune support, bone, heart…).
- Decompression: The anti-gravity experience organically and non-invasively lengthens the spine, which can relieve neck and back pain/pressure. The near weightless environment of floating allows the muscles and joints to fully relax, increasing circulation, providing an increased ability to promote muscle repair and fatigue.
- Swelling Reduction: The reduction of pressure on the body can help reduce edema and prevent swelling.
- Reduces Stress: Float therapy suppresses the sympathetic nervous which is the system responsible for the fight-or-flight response. When this system is deactivated the parasympathetic nervous system becomes activated, allowing relaxation and healing to occur. This relaxation response provides a decrease in muscle tension, decreased blood pressure, decreased cholesterol, decreased stress hormones, and increased endorphins.
- Enhanced Sleep: About 40 minutes into our float experience your brain transitions from its normal Alpha/Beta waves to a Theta brainwave. Theta waves are responsible for natural self-healing processes. [One Hour of Floating is equivalent to 4 HOURS of restorative sleep]
- Mirror Experience: There is something naturally womb-like in our float pod. The dome-like shape, the effortless float, the comforting temperature… allows for a very special mirrored connection to your baby in utero.
In addition, we highly recommend floating more than once. Floating is a practice, much like meditation and yoga, and is most beneficial when done regularly. Each session builds on the last.
So, if you’re looking to incorporate a new self-care regimen during your pregnancy Float Therapy is something to strongly consider!