The Benefits of Floating
Floatation therapy and sensory deprivation are natural therapies with countless benefits. The weightlessness achieved by effortlessly floating on top of a dense, super-saturated solution of Epsom salt and water makes it possible for the muscular, skeletal and circulatory systems to rest in a zero gravity environment. This allows the spine to decompress and realign, the muscles to completely relax, and the circulatory system to more easily pump blood to areas of the body that are difficult to reach when the heart and vessels are working against gravity. In particular, floating increases blood flow to the lymphatic system, causing this waste-maintenance system to operate more effectively. This detoxification process encourages lymphatic drainage, diminishing the appearance of cellulite and resulting in vibrant, glowing skin. Since the saltwater solution in the cabins is very concentrated, floating exfoliates the skin while restoring and maintaining its moisture and electrolyte balance. Increased blood flow to the muscles helps them dispose of lactic acid, diminishing soreness and accelerating recovery time for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for aches, pains and skin ailments, and there are 1,200 pounds of it in each floatation cabin at Adrift Float Spa. Magnesium is incredibly important to health and well-being, and almost everyone is deficient in this mineral that is vital in over 300 enzymatic functions. Adequate levels of magnesium are correlated with lower incidences of coronary heart disease, lower blood pressure, better quality of sleep, cholesterol improvement and lower stress levels. Its natural anti-inflammatory properties offer tremendous relief to those suffering from chronic muscular, skeletal or joint pain. Supplementation through the skin while floating is the best way to absorb magnesium due to the large amount of magnesium sulfate dissolved in the water– it would require over 250 pounds of Epsom salt to achieve the same concentration in the average bath tub!