How would you like the feeling of floating in warm, relaxing water within a dark, quiet environment, your body soaking up soothing and healing salts? This is what happens if you book a Cosmetik Clinic flotation tank therapy.
But there’s more to one of our flotation tank therapies than simple relaxation.
Main Benefits of Flotation Therapy
The salts we use in our pods are also good for you as they soften and replenish your skin and help counteract the magnesium deficiency that most of us have due to depleted magnesium sulphate levels in our food.
When you float in a flotation tank, your body absorbs these minerals, helping to calm your nervous system and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal.
The deep relaxation state that you enter when floating also helps to reduce stress by lowering cortisol levels. Blood flow is stimulated, and endorphins are released. Endorphins are chemicals in the brain that reduce feelings of pain and trigger positive feelings.
Studies have shown that floatation therapy can even help with depression as the endorphins released during a float last beyond the float session itself.
The extreme buoyancy that you experience when floating is essentially like experiencing anti-gravity. This allows anyone with joint or muscle pain much needed relief from these aches and pains.
Pregnant women can benefit hugely from floatation therapy as it relieves pressure from the feet and back and offers an escape from the added weight and strain of carrying a baby. (We do recommend that pregnant women should get an okay from their doctor before participating in floatation therapy).
Additional Flotation Therapy Benefits
The combination of weightlessness, water temperature, increased blood flow, and endorphins can provide relief from migraines. If migraines are caused by restricted blood flow, the increased blood flow experienced during a floatation session may alleviate migraine symptoms and possibly even prevent migraines from starting.
Athletes also love floating as it can improve performance by reducing recovery time between intense workouts. This helps athletes train their bodies faster and condition it further. This is why floatation therapy is often recommended by trainers and used by serious athletes as part of their training programme.
- Floatation therapy is also beneficial for the following conditions:
- Insomnia and sleep problems
- Tendency towards diabetes
- Muscle strains
- Addiction problems
While floatation therapy is not a magic cure, it can be helpful at managing or improving many of these conditions. Though you should always consult your doctor about any medical or psychological concerns you may be having.
Float at the Cosmetik Clinic
At the Cosmetik Clinic, you can book individual, group or multiple flotation bookings or enjoy a complete day out by including facial treatments and massage either before or after your flotation session.
Individual flotation sessions start from just £45 or you can book multiple floats or membership packages. You can also combine a flotation session with one of our range of massage treatments.
To find out more, please visit our website or call us on the number below to book your first float.