Why Float Therapy Should Be Part of Your Beauty Routine

When people hear about float therapy, they often associate it with relaxation. Its benefits to one’s physical appearance may not be the first thing that usually comes to mind.

If you’ve tried dozens of beauty and skin care products but still not getting satisfactory results, maybe it’s time to change strategy. Many Australians now include float tank therapy in their beauty routine for these reasons:

Gently exfoliates

Accumulated dead skin cells can give you a dull, blotchy look. While the skin naturally rids of these dead cells, the turnover rate is not as desired.

The magnesium sulphate or Epsom salt added in the water of the float tank acts as a natural exfoliator. It gently loosens the old layer while effectively clearing pores and preventing blackheads.

You don’t even have to scrub yourself with any other substance. Just float and relax inside the tank and let the salts work their wonders.


woman in salt water relaxing

Treats minor skin issues

Acne and rosacea are common skin issues that can wreak havoc on your wellbeing and self-esteem. While there are numerous treatments available these days, it’s a trial-and-error for many. Some people respond to specific treatments, while others experience a flare-up.

The Epsom salt has an oil-stripping and antimicrobial ability that can prevent breakouts and ease skin inflammation.

Another critical point to remember is stress increases cortisol levels, which results in skin flare-ups and premature ageing.

A 2014 study on brain-skin connection noted that stress could trigger or aggravate skin problems, such as acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, alopecia areata, erythema, and Pruritus. This was attested by a study published in 2018 that evaluated the association between psychological stress and skin condition.

By floating in a sensory deprivation tank, your body and mind are placed in a relaxed state. It reduces cortisol levels while increasing serotonin levels at the same time.

Improves hair health

Hair is a vital part of our overall physical beauty. Thankfully, Epsom salt is good for it.

We expose our tresses to a lot of chemicals in shampoos, conditioners, sprays, dye, etc. Plus, the heat from the sun and the blow dryer. All of these can cause our hair to become dull, frizzy, and brittle.

Epsom salt gently strips the excess oil, dirt, and debris while restoring your hair’s natural shine. It also adds volume and encourages hair growth.

Effective magnesium delivery

Magnesium is essential for skin health as it regulates cell regeneration and repair. This mineral also protects the skin from external damages.

A health and wellness consultant at Monkeyfoodz pointed out that the high concentration of magnesium in floating therapy is ideal in replenishing your magnesium levels because this chemical is best absorbed through the skin. Knowing that magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the human body (including those directly related to skin health), you shouldn’t think twice about getting therapy afloat.

Looking for more?

If you are looking to further enhance your beauty naturally, check out our sister company, Cryoskin Australia. Their CryoFacelift treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and improving skin elasticity.

CryoFacelift gives you instant results with no needles, no scalpel and no downtime. A natural, non-invasive way to slow down the aging process, look younger and more radiant.

Book a free Cryoskin consult today to find out how they can help you look good and feel amazing in your skin at any age! CryoFacelift by Cryoskin Australia is available at our Brisbane West End and Maroochydore clinics.

Cryoskin Facelift before and after

Above: Client before and after one Cryoskin CryoFacelift treatment.


The mental and physical benefits of float therapy are wide-ranging and highly documented. From putting you in a state of total relaxation to exfoliating dead skin cells and removing excess oil, float therapy should be part of your beauty routine. Get the experience at The Float Space and book a float at our Brisbane West End or Maroochydore centre today.