Could Floatation Therapy also be a Beauty Therapy? Yes!
You may or may not have heard about float tanks before. Known by various names including sensory deprivation tanks, isolation tanks, floatation tank therapy, restricted environmental stimulation therapy or simply a float. Floatation therapy has an array of benefits and are commonly known for relieving sore muscles, joint pain, enhanced injury recovery, relaxation and aiding in sleep just to name a few. But did you know that float tanks also have a wide range of beauty benefits?
Floats aren’t only amazingly restorative for your mind and body, they can also do your skin wonders. How you might be thinking? Well due to the high content of Epson Salts only found in sensory deprivation tanks, which are unable to be replicated anywhere else, you can enjoy a wide range of benefits including the following:
1. Treats Acne and Purifies Pores
Epson salts are a highly effective cleanser, simply soaking in a float tank can remove blackheads, treat acne as well as minimise and purify pores. With only one float benefits can be seen and continue to improve through regular floats.
2. Volumizes Hair
Epson salt can volumize hair through gently removing excess oil and product build up that can weigh fine hair down
3. Reduces Cellulite
Cellulite is caused by a build-up of fat cells bulging out further than connective cords which connect your skin to the muscle. As Floatation therapy improves circulation, through allowing blood vessels to dilate, this in turn flushes out toxins and reduces the appearance of cellulite at the epidermis layer. Floatation therapy also work to soften the epidermis (top layer of skin) which also may reduce the appearance of cellulite.
4. Removes Dead Skin Cells
Epson Salts are a highly effective skin exfoliant and in a float tank your skin will be renewed without harsh rubbing and aggravation of the skin.
5. Slows premature Aging from Stress
Stress is the new biological clock. Scientist have recently discovered stress has a direct impact on shortening telomeres which make up the tips of out DNA. Damage to these results in poor functioning of cells leading to accelerated aging. Floatation therapy has been shown to reduce stress levels through directly reducing stress hormones. Through depriving the senses of light, sound and gravity your system is able to experience an extremely restorative state. Through reducing stress levels through regular floats you may also slow the aging process of your skin!
So put down that chemical laden product or treatment you are about to buy and invest in natural treatment where the only side effects are good ones.
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