Raise you’re hand if you could benefit from a little less stress? Same. If you’re looking for an alternative way to decrease anxiety, stress, or depression, we suggest giving floatation therapy a try.
Floating pools are open bodies of saltwater that enable floatation and, unlike enclosed tanks, there’s no fear of claustrophobia. Flotation is considered therapeutic because it restores and refreshes one’s senses. There’s enough salt in the water that you become more buoyant, allowing your body — and mind — to completely relax. The active ingredient is usually Epsom salt, but other floating pools use actual water from the Dead Sea, as it’s one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water.
Because your body is weightless, it’s able to completely relax. The magnesium in Epsom salt is great for muscle recovery and reducing inflammation. Since floating is usually a silent — and solo — event, it’s an ideal place for meditation, with little-to-no outside stressors like your phone, email, Instagram, partner, or children (unless you choose to float with them). Epsom salt draws out toxins and exfoliates dead cells so your skin will also reap the benefits of the salt water.
Shop these Epsom salts and enjoy an at-home floating experience in the privacy of your bathtub. Just make sure to turn your phone on silent.