How Does My Body Stay Buoyant During Float Therapy?

When you first try float therapy, you will be amazed at the weightless sensation that comes from floating. But how does your body stay afloat during this treatment? It might feel like magic, but this buoyant sensation is actually caused by the same natural ingredient responsible for float therapy’s soothing health benefits. Below, we will explain how your body actually floats during float therapy.

What Makes My Body Buoyant?

During float therapy, you will be floating in a body of water that has been treated with a large amount of Epsom salt. Epsom salt (also known as magnesium sulfate) is a water-soluble mineral that changes the density of water. The higher density of this water causes the body to float, resulting in a unique weightless experience.

The Power of Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is also the mineral that makes floating so beneficial to the body. Epsom salt contains high levels of magnesium that are easily absorbed through the skin during float therapy. Because magnesium is a natural muscle aid, it can promote relaxation and healing. The weightlessness provided by the Epsom salt can also relieve pressure on your joints and aid in stress relief for even more benefits.

Experience Weightless Relief For Yourself

The soothing power of being weightless is truly indescribable. The only way to experience this powerful relief is to book a float therapy session for yourself. To schedule your first appointment, call us at 210-437-3314 or use our online booking system.

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