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How does float therapy help parents, and what are the benefits? Floating can provide moms and dads with life-changing skills, such as making wise decisions and reacting more deliberately.

Furthermore, floating provides extraordinary benefits for pregnant women who are seeking comfort. With its well-known physical and psychological healing powers, Epsom salt water therapy offers a sanctuary of relaxation while also removing pressure from the body and external stimuli. If you’re a parent or expectant mother feeling tense, stressed and exhausted, floating at a float spa may be exactly what you need–it’s a natural way to recharge and reboot.

How Floatation Helps Parents

We believe that the wide range of floatation therapy benefits at Jellyfish Float Spa are especially suited for parents. We encourage you to take time for yourself – even one float session per week or month can improve your health. Parents who floated regularly reported the following:

  • Relieve stress: It is possible to experience deep relaxation and a reduction of the stress hormone cortisol by floating. As a positive trade-off, Floating could increase the production of your happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine when you may feel depleted otherwise.
  • Reduce anxiety: If you’re struggling with anxiety or just feel particularly stressed about your parenting duties, float tanks can help lower your anxiety levels.
  • Fall asleep faster: A good night’s sleep is key to functioning properly, but that can be difficult when you have a newborn or are training your toddler to sleep through the night. Floatation REST therapy can help you fall asleep faster without resorting to sleeping pills and supplements. You’ll get the quality rest you need and improve your sleep schedule all at once!
  • Improve concentration: Lacking focus from too little sleep or an extensive daily to-do list? Consider floating to clear your mind, omit distracting thoughts, and experience the mental clarity you need to restructure your priorities.
  • Meditate: For parents who want to try something new, a meditation float tank can help you experience the benefits of salt therapy and reach a Zenlike state. The sensory deprivation tank experience allows for increased mindfulness, which can help you retrain your mind and find inner peace.
  • Enjoy deep relaxation: Being a parent is tough work; you’re constantly on call and it can be taxing on your body and mind. At our float spa wellness center, we offer float therapy as a form of sensory deprivation that can help you escape the noise of the outside world. With just an hour to yourself, you can recharge and refocus so that you’re ready to take on whatever comes your way.
  • Decrease pain: Parents looking to reduce pain often rely on our float pods as a chronic pain management tool. In addition to being useful for managing joint and muscle pain, floating can also help with injury recovery. By spending time in one of our float tanks, you can focus more on your family and less on the daily strains that come from dealing with chronic pain.

Floatation Therapy Benefits for Pregnant Women

The weightless relaxation offered by float therapy can help expectant mothers reduce tension from all parts of the body. The benefits of Epsom salt soaking are vast, and can range from decreased pain to less inflammation (swelling) of the feet and other parts of the body. And, our salt water float tanks are rich with magnesium, a mineral supplement commonly prescribed to pregnant women, which can easily be absorbed through the skin.

At Jellyfish Float Spa, we offer zero gravity float tanks for expectant mothers. With the help of a pool noodle, we can safely coach you on how to flip onto your stomach while floating. This can alleviate the weight of your baby from your body in the final months of pregnancy.

Additionally, pregnant women report that float pod therapy can also help you experience a deeper connection with your unborn child. Also referred to as the Mirror Effect, the float tank itself is very womblike, and when paired with the ability to listen to both your own heartbeat and your baby’s heartbeat, can provide a unique and special baby-bonding experience.

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Visiting Float Spas After Giving Birth

As a new mom, you don’t have to stop floating just because you gave birth. In fact, regular float sessions can help ease the transition into motherhood. setting aside some time for salt water therapy can also:

  • Decrease postpartum depression.
  • Enjoy much-needed rest.
  • Increase self-love.
  • Quicken bodily healing.
  • Absorb magnesium, which is beneficial to breastfeeding.

There are many benefits to using Epsom salt for new moms. Soaking in a sitz bath with Epsom salt can help relieve itching, irritation, hemorrhoids, constipation and minor pain around the perineum after childbirth.

However, we recommend speaking with your OBGYN to find out when it is safe for you to enter a full float tank again – especially since our float pods, orbs and cabins contain 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt that permeates through your entire body.

Remember that every birth experience and healing process is different, so it is best to consult with your physician, which will allow you to float with care, as well as peace of mind.