A game changer for your next massage
How adding a float before or after your massage enhances your relaxation and healing
There’s nothing better than treating yourself to a nice, relaxing massage—unless you pair it with a float.
Massage therapy is one of the most effective treatments for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Through the manipulation of soft tissue and application of pressure, massage therapists work to release trigger points (tight areas of muscle tissue), while simultaneously stimulating the lymphatic system and improving circulation. This leads to deep physical relaxation.
However, float therapy assists the body in healing itself. An individual experience where you step into a quiet, warm, private float room and lie back on water in which 1200 lbs of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) have been dissolved, float therapy is incredibly restorative. The weightless environment allows your neck and spine to decompress and realign. The Epsom salts reduce inflammation and soothe sore muscles. The lack of sensation calms the mind and dissipates stress and anxiety.
Together, massage therapy and float therapy compliment each other, enabling you to maximize the benefits of both. Whether you have a massage before or after your float is a personal preference.
Floating before a massage
The body needs magnesium for muscles to relax. Soaking in a float room prior to a massage helps your muscles loosen up before the massage even begins. The high concentration of Epsom salts replenish the body’s natural supply of magnesium, lowering cortisol and lactic acid levels. This helps reduce inflammation and eases pain and symptoms of anxiety and stress.
For individuals with a lot of muscular tension, floating before a massage will make the massage less painful and more productive.
You will begin your massage already in a deep state of mental and physical relaxation.
Your massage therapist will be able to access layers of tension faster and can work deeper, with less effort, producing significant changes and longer lasting results.
Floating after a massage
Although massage therapy provides relief from tight muscles, pain, or injury, many people feel some degree of muscle soreness and afterward as part of the healing process. Floating after a massage helps alleviate this discomfort. The anti-gravity environment helps you stretch out, improving flexibility and circulation. The Epsom salts draw out toxins that are released during the massage.
The warm, Epsom salt water will relieve pain and muscle cramps, help muscles and nerves function properly, and eliminate toxins from the body.
The anti-gravity environment removes pressure points and helps your body lengthen, preventing your muscles from “locking up.”
You will give your mind and body time to unwind and rest, which has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep quality.
Whether you decide to float before or after your massage, a massage + float combination is amazingly relaxing and revitalizing. You may find this is one of the most relaxing experiences you will ever have.
For a limited time, enjoy a massage + float combination at Sanctuary Float Spa for only $99.99.