We all know the feeling of getting pruney, wrinkly skin after spending time in the bathtub. You might wonder if you will experience this during your float therapy session. After all, you will be spending an extended period of time in the water. Many people are surprised to learn that their skin won’t get wrinkly during their therapy. Keep reading to learn why.
How Water Causes Pruney Skin
When you are in a body of water for a period of time, your blood vessels constrict. This constriction causes wrinkles to appear in the hands and feet. A fun fact about this constriction is that scientists now believe that our ancestors may have developed this wrinkly skin so that they could properly grip things underwater!
Why Float Therapy is Different
So why doesn’t your skin get wrinkly during float therapy? Because the water in float therapy is saturated with Epsom salt. The magnesium and sulfur in Epsom salt produce a buoyant effect on the body that keeps the skin on your hands and feet plump. This Epsom salt is also responsible for the powerful healing properties that floating provides.
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