|Floating allows you to escape the added weight of pregnancy, taking the strain off your body – especially your feet – and spine. For many mothers, the sensory deprivation float tank creates heightened sensitivity and connection with the baby – you may have heard the term “mirroring” used in this regard. |
As all women experience pregnancy very differently, the use of float tanks should be discussed with your doctor first. We always recommend conversation is had in one of your checkups, and recommend floating after the first trimester. Floatation therapy can be safely used to help alleviate some of the common discomforts associated with pregnancy, such as: Nausea and digestive issues Stress and anxiety Swelling Aches and pains especially back aches, Fatigue and Sleep difficulties
These ailments are usually associated with the multitude of changes that are rapidly occurring in your body to support growing the baby. Your body requires a lot more energy and nutrients to grow your baby alongside everything else that you’re doing during your everyday life.
This can take a toll on your body, making you physically tired. Hormones change as your pregnancy progresses. They are responsible for getting your body ready to deliver the baby. Rising and lowering levels of estrogen, progesterone and HCG can make you feel irritable, moody or depressed.
As the pregnancy progresses your weight increases. In a healthy pregnancy a woman gains a certain amount of fat along with the baby weight – this increases blood volume including the amount of pressure exerted on the body. The additional weight is hard on your back and joints as it’s not distributed evenly – you are likely to feel the imbalance as various muscle groups overcompensate and strain creating the soreness, aches and pains you feel.
As a result of all these changes, sleep can be difficult which of course compounds the discomfort. Being uncomfortable, or in pain and not sleeping well is a vicious cycle. The good news is that floating can help alleviate many of these discomforts that plague women during pregnancy. It’s also an incredibly relaxing and calming experience.
THE EFFECTS CAN BE FELT FOR DAYS after your session you will feel the full benefits of float therapy and what it has to offer. To be able to experience such weightlessness is impossible in any other environment other than floating in half a ton of pure Epsom salt loaded with magnesium and minerals for you to soak in.
More and more, pregnant women are seeking natural and holistic solutions to the pains that are associated with pregnancy. After all, pregnancy is not an illness; it is a physical state of being. Floating is as safe as your bath, after all. And far more relaxing.