Benefits of Floating For Pregnant Women
Can I float while I’m pregnant?
Yes! Floating is perfectly okay to practice even while pregnant. Float tanks are made up of about a foot of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. The high salt content makes you extra buoyant and will relieve the weight of the little one you’re carrying. Floating will take off any extra strain that rests on your spine, feet, knees and any other pains associated with your pregnancy.
Floating for pregnant women also helps promote better sleep, so if you find you have been restless during your pregnancy, a float session may help calm your body and allow you to relax. This is because Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate, which is a mineral that promotes healthy sleep. Magnesium sulfate is commonly found in hot springs, and even has restorative properties.
What is the temperature of a float tank?
In a float tank, the temperature sits comfortably around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. While this seems like a hot temperature, it is meant to match your own body temperature and give you a weightless feeling. Many report not feeling their body at all when they float. This sensation causes deepened relaxation.
Mirroring the Baby
Some mothers have reported an intense bonding moment in a float tank session while still pregnant with their child. For the mother, the experience of floating in the tank is similar to the baby floating in the womb. As a result, both mom and baby feel the great benefits of a float session.
Benefits of Floating for Pregnant Women
Floating in a salt tank has a lot of great benefits other than the obvious pain relievers. Being pregnant is enjoyable for most mothers, but there are times pregnant women need time to relax and restore from the burdens of carrying a child whether that be prenatal or postnatal. Some of the benefits of floating for pregnant women are:
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Relieves pain in feet, back, knees, and other areas associated with pregnancy
- Promotes better sleep
- Provides relief for pregnant women particularly in their 3rd trimester
- Regenerates energy
- Relieves postpartum depression
- Soothes headaches, nausea, and digestive issues
For more detailed information on the benefits of floating, go here.
Can I Float After I Give Birth?
Yes! We do recommend giving your body time to fully heal before a postnatal float session. Because of the high salt content, any open cuts or wounds associated with the birth of your child could be very painful in the float. So please be sure to give your body time to heal from those wounds.
Mothers have raved about the benefits of floating postnatal and admit that it has helped restore their body to it’s normal state and helped them relax. If you are currently pregnant of have recently given birth, contact us to get your first float session for just $40!
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