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So you’ve heard about floating. You are thinking of trying it, but you don’t where to go? The search is over for a float spa Utah! Body Balance Massage and Float has the latest, cutting edge, scientifically backed float pools for you to try. We are the only float clinic in Utah with open pools AND the only place offering couples floating!

Now that you know where to go, let me share with you WHY you need to be floating. There are so many health benefits that anyone can get from even just one floating session. Here are five reasons you need to try floating with excerpts from, The Float Tank Cure, by Shane Stott.

STRESS.  “The benefits of floating are absolutely life-altering. Especially when it comes to stress. The thing about stress is that it doesn’t go away if you just ignore it. The circumstances you’re worried about might resolve, but the negative effects of that stress on your mind and body will remain unless you make some changes. Unlike many other forms of relaxation or escape, floating not only aids relaxation, it also changes the way you look at life. It takes you from a place of outward focus to a place of inward focus. That’s a rare thing in this world.”

PAIN.  “The breakthrough that so many have discovered in recent years is the immense and sometimes immediate effect of pain relief from floating. Chronic pain is caused by a number of conditions. Some of the most common we see in our clients are arthritis, back pain, migraine headaches, and fibromyalgia. Studies have shown that floating reduces stiffness, muscle spasms, and joint pain. Headache patients in a flotation study reported reduced frequency, intensity, and duration of headaches by up to 57 percent after six months of floating.”

ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE.   “Whether it’s injury or soreness from an intense workout, muscle pain and fatigue are a part of daily life for many athletes. Fortunately, floating reduces cortisol levels and increases endorphins providing powerful pain relief. In addition, floating increases blood circulation, enhancing the flushing of toxins from muscles and decreasing recovery time. The epsom salts in the tank are known to reduce swelling and detoxify the system and the exposure to magnesium has a beneficial impact on muscle recovery. Of course, the lack of gravity takes pressure off the muscles, tissues, and joints aiding in speedier recovery times and reduced pain. The rejuvenating effect that people report after floating minimizes fatigue and optimizes athletic resilience.”

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION.  “While medical and pharmaceutical research has come a long way in developing treatments, there are many alternative treatments available that might offer more hope. More that 18 percent of adults in this country suffer from some form of mental illness. Among the most common are anxiety disorders, depression, and PTSD. Flotation therapy has been shown to have a similarly beneficial effect on the symptoms of depression as on anxiety. A study in Sweden showed that participants exhibited lowered blood pressure, reduced anxiety, depression, stress, and negative outlook. But they also showed an increase in overall optimism, energy, and positive outlook. This shows that not only does floating help alleviate depression and anxiety, but it also helps the floater start creating a new, more positive and hopeful mindset.”

INSOMNIA.  “Almost 6 out of 10 Americans report having insomnia at least a few nights weekly. Lack of sleep is a health concern because it can cause attention and memory problems, depressed mood, and body chemistry changes that foster heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. As many as 47 million adults may be putting themselves at risk because they aren’t fulfilling their minimum sleep requirement. Magnesium, absorbed through the skin over the whole body in the float tanks, is an essential mineral that plays a major role in the functioning of the musculoskeletal system. Magnesium allows the muscles to relax, providing a calming effect that allows for deeper relaxation and better sleep for several days.”

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