Posted on: February 2, 2017, in News

Flotation tanks (also known as Sensory Deprivation tanks) have certainly become a growing trend within the Health and Beauty industry for many reasons:

·         Detoxifying benefits

·         Healing properties

·         Relaxation and rejuvenation

Flotation tanks contain a high level of Epsom salt solution – a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate that has many health and beauty benefits – creating a similar experience to that of the Dead Sea, allowing you to float effortlessly and weightlessly on the surface of the water for a pro-longed period of time. The aim behind a flotation session is to completely relax your mind, body and soul, removing all stimulating instances in order to achieve a complete state of relaxation.

The benefits of Epsom salt include:

–          Relaxes your body’s nervous system

–          Helps to ease the effects of skin conditions such as acne or eczema

–          Sooths body aches and pains

–          Eases muscle strain and tension

–          Heals wounds

–          Treats colds, flu and congestion and,

–          Draws toxins from the body

Even though flotation tanks have been around for a number of years, they prove to be a growing trend in today’s spa facilities.

It is common knowledge that with the increase and advancements in technological knowledge, we over-expose ourselves to stimulating instances on a daily basis, whether it be spending too much time on social media; being bombarded by advertising from brands; or increased stress levels due to a demanding lifestyle we are constantly looking for ways to fully relax ourselves and combat the effects these have on our body’s and it seems that Flotation tanks are becoming a growing trend in doing so.

By combining the withdrawal of stimulatory instances with the benefits of Epsom salt, Flotation tanks are the perfect way for us to really relax and focus on ourselves for a prolonged period of time, allowing our bodies to reap the benefits identified above.

How would floating in a bath of Epsom salt help relieve us of general stress? Research suggests that stress drains our bodies of magnesium and increases the levels of adrenalin which has harmful effects in a number of instances, which is where Epsom salt comes in. The Epsom salt found in flotation tanks is absorbed through the skin and replenishes the levels of magnesium in our body, helping to relax and counter-act the effects of stress on our nervous system. Alongside this, Epsom salt is known to flush the body of unwanted toxins, helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.

Apart from stress-related instances, Epsom salt is great for eliminating toxins from the body which ultimately has positive effects on wounds, aches, pains and health related instances. By absorbing the Epsom salt through your skin, it triggers a process called reverse osmosis which essentially draws the harmful toxins out of your body helping you to feel rejuvenated and improving your overall health.

With all this in mind it is no wander that the occurrence of floatation tanks is increasing.

In a generation that is constantly bombarded by brands, social media, media, news, and stress, there has been an increasing need for a form of relaxation that has obvious and sometimes visibly noticeable benefits in a number of ways.

If you’re looking for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, contact  Fordoun Hotel and Spa to book a flotation session in our flotation pool.

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