Floatation and pregnancy

Preganancy can be one of the most beautiful periods in life and it can also be one of the most challenging. Women have to deal with emotional, physical and mental changes, ranging from mood swings, stress, anxiety, fatigue and aching muscles.  If you’re in need of some pregnancy relief, floatation therapy is ideal: it’s a non-invasive, natural and definitely low-intensity way to rest your mind and body. You might even feel reborn when you leave!

We recommend you double-check with your doctor if you plan to float for the first time during the second or third trimester.

Take the weight off your feet

The weight of carrying an extra person – albeit a small person – is a shock to the system for the muscles and joints. Even lying down, you are still supporting yourself and the baby due to the forces of gravity. Floating is like being in zero gravity, allowing you to relax without any pressure on your body whatsoever. This allows the muscles to rest, your back to relax and also improves blood circulation.

Pregnant woman in float tank

A good night’s sleep

A lack of sleep can have a knock-on effect and can lead to increased levels of stress, increased physical pressure on the body and increased levels of fatigue. Floatation therapy allows your body to prepare for a relaxing night’s sleep by lowering your stress levels, increasing the levels of dopamine in your body and releasing tension in your muscles.

Rich in minerals

Magnesium is necessary for over 300 different processes in our bodies and since it’s not produced naturally by the body we need an external source. The water you float in is full of dissolved Epsom salt, rich in magnesium sulphate. There’s evidence that it enters the bloodstream more effectively through skin absorbtion as opposed to digestion, which means more of it gets to you and your baby.