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Pregnant women have been floating here at Float North County since we opened our doors in early 2015. In an effort to shed some light on the many benefits, we are sharing this article about floating during pregnancy.
Floatation Therapy for pregnant women within the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, and only after a medical clearance from your doctor can offer a brilliant level of relaxation, and pain relief not found outside of the tank.
Floating in a float tank can help the pregnant mom to literally float through the pregnancy with a level of calm and comfort. The Epsom salt solution decreases inflammation and the pregnant mom will absorb magnesium from the solution in the float tank.
Floatation Therapy allows the pregnant mother to escape the added weight of pregnancy by floating in a weightless but supported environment. Taking the strain off the body and spine, floating soothes backache, relieves muscle and joint pain and helps promote excellent sleep. Just lying on a bed can be extremely uncomfortable for women in the later stages of pregnancy due to massive gravitational strain placed on the body.
In the third trimester of pregnancy can be the most uncomfortable. There is this pressure on the lungs, and organs, and many have trouble breathing and sleeping. Floating offers a wonderful rejuvenation and much needed relief.
Extensive research shows that floating is excellent for stress, anxiety and fatigue and can help lower blood pressure, all familiar problems during pregnancy. We often hear a comment about the ‘mirror effect’. . . the baby floating in the womb of the mother, and the mother floating in the womb of the tank and the spiritual / communal pleasure for the mother in this regard, deepening her connection with her baby.
What pregnant women are saying . . .
“I was eight months pregnant when I floated for the first time. Pregnancy takes a toll on every muscle in your body, especially your torso. Ironically, the times when you get a chance to rest is when the baby becomes more active and its weight continues to put stress on your muscles. While floating, I expected the baby to be very active, but was pleasantly surprised. Since there was no pressure from any side, the baby didn’t feel the need to kick or roll around. It was the best rest I’ve had in several months. I would recommend floating to anyone, pregnant or not, for a time of physical and mental renewal.” –Heather
“I know that floating helped me so much to be as calm as possible during the birth. I was actually (mentally) using mantras the entire time, as well as visualization, both of which helped me tremendously. Birth is an extremely intense process, but I was able to meet it exactly how I’d wanted to and I got the water birth I’d dreamed of. So, thank you beyond big-time for all your help in creating the best birth for my baby!! She was born calm and content and she’s been that way ever since! Much love and many blessing” — Sarah & Samarra
As a new mom (at the time of my first float), with ZERO full nights rest the first 10+ months after birth, getting a float session was sensational. At home with a video monitor, I woke at the slightest noise. Such as when my baby turned her head on the sheets, I’d wake completely and stare at the monitor to make sure everything was okay. I was beyond exhausted before floating. It was the best rest I’ve ever had! I felt completely rejuvenated and alert as I never have been and have equated it to others as having 5 shots of espresso and maintaining that feeling for the rest of the day without negative consequences. Just wanted to express my THANKS! — Stacey – New Mom
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