For many families, pregnancy is a beautiful experience. It’s a time where you’re beginning to imagine what life will be like with a new bundle of joy and taking on the greatest adventure of becoming a parent. And although it can be a life-changing experience, with it comes changes to the mind and body. That includes new hormones and growing pains from 9 months of pregnancy. Your back might start hurting; your feet are probably swelling; there’s more pressure on your bones and joints, and you’re hoping that sitting down or relaxing in a warm bath might help soothe these new experiences. As exciting as it is to welcome a new life into the world, your mind and body can start to feel like it weighs you down.
In many cases, instead of focusing on the bright future you’ll be having with your baby, the temporary aches and pains become a learning curve that hampers your health and wellness. Other areas are affected as well, as many women report that one of the most challenging things to achieve while pregnant is getting a good night’s rest. Pregnant women especially need that sleep as lack thereof is associated with a more prolonged labor, high pain perception, higher inflammation and more.
But there is a treatment to relieve these temporary inconveniences. With just one 60-minute floatation therapy session, you’ll be on your way to experiencing a profound sense of calmness and relish the joy of pregnancy without many of its side effects. Some women have even reported that they share a profound sense of bonding with their baby in this environment—known as “the mirror effect” in the floating community. It’s the experience of a mother floating in a sensory-reduced environment that mimics a child’s experience in the womb.
And this is accomplished by merely floating. As a holistic and all-natural treatment, you can immerse yourself in a float pod filled with body temperature water and a mixture of 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts, also known as magnesium sulfate. This specialized solution creates a zero-gravity environment meant to boost health benefits combined with sensory deprivation, aimed to shelter you from external stimuli to give your mind and body the time it needs to rest and reset.
Combining these two acts as a treatment option for ailments that are typically associated with pregnancy. Instead of dealing with feet, leg and back pain, the pod’s water removes tension and pressure to alleviate that discomfort. That reprieve also lessens the mental stress as research strongly suggests that psychological health and physical pain are closely linked.
Then, in conjunction, is sensory deprivation, where your mind stops allocating its resources to processing outside distractions, effectively shutting down your thoughts and allowing you to focus inward. This lets you put away the stressful thoughts, the anxiety, and the mental hurdles we often cyclically think about—work, chores, laundry, our ever-growing to-do list, pain, anxiety, stress, depression and more. We can easily place ourselves in a relaxing state of mind with a luxurious environment provided by True REST Float Spa.
The best part is that the environment floatation therapy provides also seeps into other areas of our life. If you’re dealing with stress and anxiety, especially if you’re in pain while pregnant, floating can help reduce the pain, lessening stress and anxiety. When you need a great night’s sleep, you’ve released the tension in your joints and muscles, reduced the cortisol hormone in the body responsible for the fight or flight response, which makes it much easier to fall asleep at night.
So, if you’re pregnant and wondering whether floatation therapy is right for you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re ready to share float therapy with you and answer any questions you might have about your session. Find a location nearest you at www.truerest.com/locations/.
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