PREGNANT AND FLOATING:
HEALTHY, WEIGHTLESS, ENJOYMENT
Pregnancy is a special and unique time, but at the same time it can be a great strain on the female body. At Koan Float, we regularly welcome pregnant ladies for a beneficial float session or relaxing massages especially for mothers-to-be.
Is floating the best relaxation there is? According to a growing number of enthusiasts, yes. When floating, you float completely weightless on a layer of just over 30 cm, warm salt water in an enclosed space; the float room or float cabin. Without outside stimuli. One hour of floating is equivalent to four to six hours of sleep. So a super relaxing experience, especially if you are pregnant.
Floating on salt water gives the sensation of weightlessness, just like in the Dead Sea. There you can already float on shallow water, which gives a particularly light feeling. A float cabin gives you that same sensation and offers you and your pregnant belly complete relaxation. After all, you no longer notice the weight of your body and you completely relax. Wonderful right?
Floating: healthy and relaxing
The temperature of the water in a floatation room or cabin is 35.5°C, mixed with the highest quality Epsom salts. Epsom salt has a positive effect on your body: it reduces built-up acid, helps restore acid/base balance, has a calming effect on your nervous system and relaxes your muscles. Moreover, you can use it as often as you want. In a door-enclosed and well-ventilated float room or floatation chamber, in which almost all outside noises are muffled and you can turn off the lights or leave them on, you experience immense peace while floating on the warm salt water. If you want, you can also have quiet music playing. With your eyes closed, enjoy a soothing tranquillity, the warm water, your weightlessness and the positive effects of the Epsom salt. That’s floating.
Floating offers many benefits
The popularity of floating is growing rapidly, which is mainly due to the positive experiences and beneficial effects on fatigue, stress, digestion and body ailments. This is because floating reduces your body’s production of cortisol, ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone), lactic acid and adrenaline, while increasing the production of endorphins. As a result, the special formula of floating provides total relaxation and new energy.
Massage and hormones
You’ve probably heard that touch stimulates the production of the substance oxytocin, also known as the cuddle hormone. This creates a feeling of security and calm. Of course, this already makes you happy, but this is not all. Endorphins and serotonin are hormones that also jump when a massage arrives. Endorphins are a body’s own painkiller that also create a feeling of happiness, and serotonin has a positive influence on mood, self-confidence and your sleep pattern. Real feel-good substances, in other words. The production of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, and norepinephrine actually decrease, making you feel calmer and more balanced.
Ideal for pregnancy
The amount of pregnant woman who float is growing rapidly. An important reason for that is floating on salt water on body temperature helps to relieve your spine and lower back muscles, which can be very welcome especially in the last months of your pregnancy. Another advantage is the total relaxation that re-energizes you.
By the way, the effects have been scientifically studied. In the process, it turned out that floating the most effective method is against stress, fatigue and overload both physically and mentally. Floating reduces the production of stress hormones and stimulates the production of other hormones making you feel good and comfortable. Your body can recover and you regain balance. Just what you need during and at the end of your pregnancy.