It happens all the time. People walk out of our float tanks and they are glowing!
Many of our clients also comment on how beautiful their skin looks after their float. Their skin becomes more radiant, smoother and wrinkles seem to disappear.
There are three main reasons for why floating helps you have better skin:
- Enhances relaxation and has a profoundly stress reducing effect,
- Increases the levels of magnesium in the body, and
- Detoxes your body at a deep cellular level.
In essence, by balancing your internal state and improving your health from the inside out, your skin benefits and this shows! This is supported by research indicating that people who have smooth beautiful skin aren’t only viewed by others as being healthier, they actually ARE healthier.
The New York Post recently wrote on how float therapy benefits women (although we don’t discriminate as it benefits men just as much!):
“Women reap the most beneficial rewards. Sessions in a tranquility tank unknot forehead tension and relax tightened strings of the face. ‘I LOOK AND FEEL 10 YEARS YOUNGER,’ is not an uncommon comment. Plastic surgeons have always understood the aging factor of tension. When muscles behind the skin are in stress, they are reflected on the skin’s surface. When tensions are removed, the skin becomes as uncomplicated as a baby’s smooth visage.”
Ultra deep relaxation
An important reason why floating produces radiant skin is the increased relaxation and reduction of stress. Stress impairs the immune system, which hinders the skin’s ability to heal itself.
Some research indicates chronic stress can reduce the skin’s ability to regulate the inflow and outflow of toxins, which can lead to skin disease.
The wonders of magnesium
Magnesium is absorbed into the body during a float because the Epsom salt consists of magnesium sulphate. So basically you’re floating in a sea of millions of magnesium ions. The influx of magnesium helps your skin because it’s an important cofactor in biochemical reactions needed for skin repair.
Studies suggest that cells deficient in magnesium are twice as likely to be attacked by free radicals, thereby increasing wrinkles – concluding that increasing magnesium reduces wrinkles.
Magnesium also reduces skin allergies. If someone is low in magnesium it increases production of histamines, which can lead to skin reactions such as blotches.
The skin is the body’s largest organ, and as such, has an amazing ability to absorb, filter toxins, and deliver nutrients to the body. Absorbing magnesium via the skin is said to be superior to taking oral supplements as taking these via the digestive system generally inhibits assimilation in the body and the magnesium is simply excreted. Transdermal absorption is a great solution as the magnesium directly enters the cells and can be used.
If you want to reduce wrinkles and skin allergies come float and get your magnesium!
With over 600 kgs of Epsom salt in each of our float tanks, this provides a highly effective means of detoxification. Float therapy detoxes you at a deep level helping to draw out impurities, toxins and heavy metals – there is no parallel in terms of detoxification. In fact, a one hour float session is said to to have the equivalent effects of a 3 day fast!
Preparing for a special event?
If you are planning a wedding or other special event, or just want to look great, float therapy is perfect for you. Besides rejuvenating your skin, it completely de-stresses you, allows you to sleep better and increases energy, mental clarity and creativity – read more about the many other benefits of floating here.
The increase in magnesium, enhanced detoxification and reduction in mental stress will make you look younger and create a radiance that will make you feel and look fantastic!
At The Float Space we can create a personalised float package for you so that you can feel and look your absolute best on your special day.