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The Best of Both Worlds: Cryotherapy and Float Therapy

Cryotherapy & Float Therapy. Why Use Both??

Combining cryotherapy with float therapy is your comprehensive path towards wellness, performance and recovery. These two different therapies help you in a variety of ways including,

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  • feel rejuvenated,
  • ease pain,
  • promote healing.
  • Lose weight
  • Improve mood
  • Improve sleep

Compared with pain medications, these two therapies together could serve as an alternative way to manage your pain and discomfort without all the unwanted side effects associated of those pills you store away in the medicine cabinet. The two therapies share many similarities, while also offering a variety of differing and unique benefits. Cryotherapy helps give you an immediate boost of energy and sense of alertness when you step out of the cryosauna, float therapy will help you relax and feel at peace for the rest of your day providing a more tranquilizing effect. Both treatments also work to stimulate the release of hormones into the body among other things. Cryotherapy and floating both produce a rush of endorphins (I’m happy! feelings) into the body, and on top of that, floating reduces the amount of cortisol, leading to decreased levels of stress. Although there are many overlaps in the therapeutic benefits we’re focusing on here,, both of these therapies posse their own unique strengths.

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Float tanks contain roughly 1200 pounds of Epsom salts which help your body float weightlessly in the water. This water is kept at a temperature of around 94 degrees Fahrenheit to mimic your body’s natural skin temperature. The combination of temperature and salt dense water leads to feeling as though you are floating effortlessly in the air, rather than just taking a bath. This positioning relaxes the body and reduces the tension that a lot of people walk around with all day long. This is especially the case within the neck and back regions. Think of all of the time that we spend looking down at our phones, looking down at our laptop or computer screens. Or even looking down at books. We look down a lot and I’m sure our necks don’t appreciate it.  The duration of the session and the relaxing environment of a float therapy session coupled with the floating sensation makes this time ideal for meditation.

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Each and every day we are encompassed with endless distractions, and we are constantly running on sensory overload. Texting, checking social media, web surfing, phone calls, emails, etc. Float tanks have numerous benefits through the elimination of these sensory distractions that have a negative effect on our personal well-being. The senses of touch, sight, sound, and smell are all positively impacted in the float tank. The dark enclosed tank turns off all visual and auditory distractions, and with the tank being chemical free, there are no scents or smells that will act as a distraction either. The Epsom salt facilitates muscle relaxation and healing as the body absorbs the magnesium in such a large amount. Both also work to stimulate the release of hormones into the body.

Floating is a natural way to benefit from the following:

  • Pain Relief for muscles and joints
  • Reduced tension and blood pressure
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Improved circulation throughout the body
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Endorphin release
  • Improved mood
  • Reduced recovery times

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Many people use float therapy for issues such as arthritis, wear and tear on the joints, muscle strains, migraines, various injuries, and post-surgery recovery. Ever had a go at meditation? Many approach the float tank as a wonderful opportunity to enhance their meditative practice by leveraging the sensory deprivation that isn’t offered anywhere else. Most float sessions start at 60 minutes and can go longer if desired.

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