The Power of Epsom Salts
Each floatation tank contains 400 – 450kg of Epsom salts, also known as Magnesium Sulphate. As well as aiding your buoyancy (allowing you to float unaided), Magnesium Sulphate has many mental and physical health benefits.
It is estimated that, up to, 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient to varying levels so, because magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, floatation is an excellent way for our bodies to ‘top up’ on this mineral. Evidence suggests that absorption will cease once the body has reached a balanced state. The importance of magnesium only becomes clear when you understand just how much it can help you.
Magnesium is essential in hundreds of functions in our body including regulation of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulphates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
Relieve Stress and Relax the Body Magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. It also encourages energy and stamina so that we can deal with life’s often hectic schedule. With regular bathing in Epsom Salts people have reported feeling far more relaxed, improved ability to concentrate and better quality sleep.
Pain Reduction Known for the ability to ease pain and relieve inflammation, Epsom Salts can aid the soothing of sore muscles, headaches, and chronic back pain.
Help Nervous and Muscular Function Magnesium helps regulate our body’s feature electrolytes which, in turn, helps our muscles and nerves to function properly. Increased blood and oxygen circulation can also aid the body’s ability to recover faster and stronger.
Magnesium can improve –
- Oxygen and blood supply
- Cardio-vascular efficiency
- Creative thoughts
- The immune system
- Feelings of well-being and happiness
- The rejuvenation of cells and muscle tissues
- Recovery from muscular strains and damage
When your mind is in such a relaxed state, meditation becomes much easier. Those who practice meditation find that they are able meditate deeper and sooner than they had previously experienced.
Like every activity, (or, NON-activity, in this case), the more you partake in floating, the more profound and beneficial the effects tend to be. The experience is very different, personal and unique for each person. Float with no preconceived ideas and just go wherever your mind takes you. You are PERFECTLY safe, at all times and, at any time, you can just get out of the pod. (Though we can’t think of any reason why someone would do that, not even you claustrophobics!)