For many Perth women, pregnancy is an exciting and beautiful time, but for some mums-to-be who aren’t experiencing the tell-tale pregnancy ‘glow’, it can be super uncomfortable and even stressful, especially in the last trimester.
We see so many beautiful mums-to-be pass through our studios, and it’s no wonder with all the wonderful benefits floating has during pregnancy.
Floating during pregnancy can soothe the body and the mind, and it’s a great way to ease the pressure that pregnancy puts on the body. It allows you to really disconnect from the stress of everyday life and drift away to complete relaxation.
Is it safe?
For most women it’s completely safe to float in the 2nd and 3rd trimester, but because every pregnancy is different, we believe it’s a good idea to run the idea past your GP, OB or midwife.
So why float?
Here are our top 5 reasons to float when you’re pregnant:
Pregnancy can be very stressful, especially if you’re particularly worried about giving birth. Time in a float tank promotes the feel-good neurotransmitters, dopamine and endorphins, and helps reduce the release of stress hormones into the body. An hour floating brings on a sense of calm and serenity, washing away your worries and clearing the clutter from your mind.
Floating allows you to disconnect from your everyday worries, and when your mind slows and becomes clearer, you can simply enjoy the quiet time alone in the float tank with your child.
“Get your sleep now before the baby comes”!
How many times have you heard this? Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy. As the baby grows and starts to move, many women find it uncomfortable or difficult to sleep. Sleep is often broken, or some nights totally non-existent, especially with the anticipation of birth in the 3rd trimester.
Time in a float tank is restful and relaxing, but for days afterwards many people feel the benefits and report better quality sleep, just what you need in those uncomfortable last few weeks of pregnancy before birth.
Unfortunately, when you’re pregnant the world doesn’t stop around you. You still need to get on with work, look after older children and just live! An hour in a float tank gives you time-out to bond with your bub, and really connect with each other on a deeper level.
Many people believe floating is similar to what we experience in the womb. By floating during pregnancy women can emulate this feeling, creating a more intense connection with their child, and a chance to experience quiet time together without distractions from the outside world.
Physical health benefits
Within our float thanks there is an extremely high concentration of Epsom Salts (Magnesium sulphate), which leads to some absorption of Magnesium through the skin and hair. This can address many pregnancy associated health issues and may help.
- Regulate blood pressure
- Reduce back and neck pain
- Detoxify muscles
- Reduce migraine and headaches
- Reduce fatigue
- Reduce swelling
Even if you’re experiencing a wonderful, carefree pregnancy, floating will give you some valuable, real-time out. It’s an amazing way to disengage from the world, and relax in the serenity of your float tank where there is nothing to do, nothing to think about and no excuses not to completely drift away.
We love seeing mums-to-be in our studios, knowing our float tanks will help them ease their way through their pregnancy with a clearer mind and more relaxed and rested body.
If you’d like to know more about floating during pregnancy, or to book an appointment, phone one of our studios Currambine (08) 9304 1150, North Beach on (08) 9447 3398 or our Wembley on (08) 9382 8109
We’d love to hear from you!