If you’re considering float therapy, you’re likely wondering about the risks and benefits. Bathing in Epsom salt in a float therapy setting provides you with a wide variety of health and wellness benefits with no clinical evidence to support any risk whatsoever. Here are some of the things you can expect Epsom salt to do for your body after a high-quality float therapy session, though.
What is Epsom Salt?
While this precious compound is called “Epsom salt” in honor of the British town where it was first discovered in the 17th century, it’s not the same kind of salt you’d find on the dinner table. High in magnesium sulfate, Epsom salt is useful in treating everything from constipation to muscle pains.
Magnesium is a vital nutrient, already present throughout your body to some degree. Clinical research indicates Americans in particular have chronically skewed ratios of calcium to magnesium, which is one of the ways bathing in Epsom Salt helps to restore balance to your entire system. Information from the National Academy of Sciences indicates that high rates of joint pain, digestive trouble, osteoporosis, heart disease and stroke may all be attributable to chronic magnesium deficiency.
How Does Bathing in Epsom Salt Help?
When you bath in the proper concentration of Epsom salt, your body absorbs magnesium through a process called reverse osmosis. In fact, magnesium is better absorbed via skin contact than through your digestive system. Floatation therapy allows your body to soak in the beneficial compound while experiencing the relaxation of weightless floating in a specialized chamber.
In addition to softer, exfoliated skin, you’ll see increased levels of relaxation and improvement for many health conditions after magnesium sulfate baths.
Pain, inflammation and muscle cramps can be lessened or even completely relieved by an Epsom salt bath, making it ideal for anyone who suffers from these issues. Whether you’re an athlete or an arthritis sufferer, or anything in between, magnesium sulfate can noticeably improve your quality of life. It can also be a highly effective treatment to prevent and ease migraine headaches.
During floatation therapy, over half a ton of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt is used to help your body defy gravity. You’ll float effortlessly, allowing your body and mind to truly relax. Cal us today at iSofloat to learn more about the health benefits of floating and magnesium therapy so you can experience a new kind of wellness.