Float Therapy is more than isolating the senses, and reseting the mind, its a chance to heal our bodies through the benefits of floating/soaking in a large quantities of Epsom salt. If you ever twisted your ankle, chances are you have been told to soak it in Epsom salt or take an Epsom salt bath to reduce inflammation and pain. Float spas use up to 1200 lbs of dissolved therapy grade epsom salt for each float tank, and are maintained to clean and sanitize the water as well as the salt for each client. Discover the 9 most useful benefits of soaking in epsom salt inside a floatation tank.
What is Epsom Salt?
Epsom salt is different from regular table salt, and not as tasty. Epsom salt is a mineral compound technically referred to as magnesium sulfate. Most people are deficient in this mineral, and would highly benefit from absorption or consumption. We lack this nutrient for several reasons, including higher consumption rates of processed foods, overuse of prescription medications, and overdevelopment of agricultural lands that depletes essential minerals from the soil. Epsom salt, can be a powerful tool for improving one’s health both mentally and physically. Below are the top 9 benefits of floating in Epsom salt inside of an isolation chamber.
9 Benefits of Soaking in Epsom Salt Inside a Float Tank
1. Relaxes the Body
Epsom salt dissolves quickly in the warm water of a float tank and is easily absorbed through the skin. Epsom salt relieves stress by boosting the production of serotonin, and reducing the effects of adrenaline. This allows the body to release physical tension that you are not even aware of.
2. Relieve Pain
Epsom salt soaks helps relive tension, inflammation, joint and muscle pain, abdominal cramps, and tension headaches. If you are experiencing any physical discomfort, Epsom salt is sure to help.
3. Healthy Heart
Epsom salt improves circulation through out the body, and helps prevent cardiovascular illnesses by decreasing inflammation, and protecting elasticity of the arteries. Healthy arteries reduces risk of plaque build up, and blood clots. Soaking in Epsom salt reduces stress, assists in lowering blood pressure, and improves your overall cardiovascular health.
4. Soothe Bruises and Sprains
The anti-inflammatory properties of Epsom salt help alleviate the tenderness from bruises and sprains. If you feel achy in certain parts of your body, Epsom salt is sure to provide you relief.
5. Relief from Pregnancy Discomfort
Expecting mother greatly benefit from the effects of Epsom Salt. Floating effortlessly in 1000 lbs of Epsom salt relieves the mother-to-be from discomfort experienced by increased pressure in her body, and aches and pains experience by a growing child. Read more about the benefits of float therapy while pregnant here. Its pure bliss!
6. Happy Healthy Feet
If you work in the service industry, and spend long hours on your feet, chances are a good soak in Epsom salt would soothe away aches and pains. Epsom salt is also helpful in treating athletes foot and fungal infections in your toe nails, alleviating the itching and burning, accelerating the healing processing. Read more here about the sanitation process of our float tank and our standard of cleanliness.
7. Muscle and Nerve Function
Epsom salt has other effects on the body, in addition to relieving pain and tension in muscles. Magnesium sulfate supports the body’s use of calcium to transport signals throughout the nervous system, and help retain and regulate fluid in cells.
8. Reduce Gout Discomfort
Soaking in large quantities of Epsom salt is magical for those who suffer from symptoms of Gout. Magnesium sulfate is quickly absorbed through the skin and helps alleviate aching swollen joints, and reduce inflammation.
9. Healthy Skin & Hair
Epsom salt is a great natural exfoliate that helps remove dead skin cells, making your skin softer and gives the appearance of a glow. The Epsom salt is also great for hair, adding volume to your hair, leaving it silky smooth.
Reset Mind & Body Float Therapy only purchases therapy grade Epsom salt from the leading distributer of float spa Epsom salt at the San Francisco Salt Company.
Book an appointment today and experience 1000 lbs of Epsom salt and water heated to the same temperature as your skin. The feeling is unique, and the benefits are phenomenal.