May 19, 2019
Pregnancy Float and Massage
Benefits in Combining a Pregnancy Float and Massage
Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life. It is also a period of great physical and emotional change, which may cause discomfort and aches. Regular pre-natal massage combined with floatation therapy in the second and third trimesters, is a great way to maintain peak physical and mental health.
Research consistently demonstrates that floatation therapy has a significant impact on mood enhancement, reduction in muscle tension and improves circulation amongst other important and beneficial physical factors associated with maternal health. It is also a uniquely private and safe environment for mother and child to explore, relax and bond. The addition of a massage and the benefits are truly next level.
Float therapy as a means for lowering blood pressure, easing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Floating also helps with muscular skeletal health, skin health, pain relief, fibromyalgia, insomnia, hypertension, anxiety disorders, migraines and more. While a prenatal massage stimulates circulation, and aid distribution of essential nutrients and fluids to all the major organs of the body including the placenta. Pregnancy massage at Float Lab will release muscular tension of the upper back, shoulders, lower back and hips. It will help with varicose veins and with sluggish bowel movement. Additionally, pregnancy massage encourages the release of pain reducing hormones which provides vital pain relief during labour and birth.
Clearly, the positive impact of floatation and massage on health generally is profound.
Pregnancy is a stressful time, physically as well as emotionally. Your body undergoes some fundamental transformations including postural and hormonal changes, along with an increase in plasma and blood volume. Even your organs shift position as your pregnancy develops. These effects can put significant pressure on the body, particularly on the spine, neck and weight-bearing joints. At Float Lab our focus is to help you enjoy this special time by combining floatation and massage tailored to improve and maintain your pregnancy wellness.
Benefits of Pre-Natal Massage
A growing body of research indicates that regular prenatal massage provides a safe way to minimise and relieve the common discomforts of a developing pregnancy. There’s also increasing evidence that pregnancy massage can improve the physical and mental wellbeing of not only mother but baby also.
Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health it reduces stress and relieves muscle tension. Massages during pregnancy had often
received ambivalent responses from the health community regarding their safety
and purpose. Modern investigation and research have shown that prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given careful consideration.
Whilst most massage centres offer massage therapy for women who are pregnant, it is best to find a massage therapist who is experienced in prenatal massage. At Float Lab our highly qualified masseuses specialise in pregnancy techniques.
Benefits of Floatation Therapy
Float therapy, sensory deprivation tank, and floatation are common terms to describe a float treatment. It is a modern technique that induces a meditative relaxation response from the brain resting the active side of your brain whilst engaging your theta or creative side. In a well calibrated float environment, you will escape the rigours of constant stimulation the outside world demands. Your brain and body fall into a state of deep rest enabling you to recover and recharge.
Additionally, while pregnancy you are weighted down by gravity, which can cause you aches and pains. So, when you float, you are not having to fight gravity and it lets your muscles, joints, and bones take a well-deserved break. Your body will naturally stretch out lengthen and decompress aiding healing and comfort.
Without gravity pushing you down all the time, chronic and acute pain is relieved, and your muscles get to fully rest. Also, lying in water allows your blood to flow freely throughout your body. When pregnancy women talk about having to always adjust their position to get comfortable, while in a float tank you are perfectly comfortable and able to relax. An additional benefit is the magnesium-based Epsom salts used to create the buoyancy in the pods. Magnesium is an important mineral and healing agent; this will be absorbed into your body through your skin replenishing depleted stores and softening your skin while you bask I the tranquillity of your own private float pod.
Combining a float and with a massage
Research shows that about 40 minutes into your float your brain stops producing its normal Alpha and Beta waves and starts going deeper into a Theta and even Delta state. At Float Lab, we found that by enjoying a therapeutic massage prior to your float then you will reach a relax state quicker.
The benefits of a massage and float include:
- Reach a state of wellness quicker
- Cumulative benefits that will last longer
- By combining a float and massage it will intensify your experience
- A massage can access layers of tensions, while a float will relieve your
If the idea of pregnancy massage and floating appeals to you, contact Float Lab or see our packages here. At the beginning of your appointment, our friendly professional staff will talk you through the process, ensuring you’re able to get the most out of your floatation experience. Get ready to Rest. Recover, and Recharge your wellness.