If you’re a bride-to-be, no doubt you’ve been gathering beauty inspiration for your hairstyle, makeup look, and nail colour. With the help of sites like Pinterest, there is no shortage of beauty inspiration and trend-alerts available online. But aside from the traditional hair, beauty, and nail obsessions, have you taken the time to consider a holistic approach to your pre-wedding beauty list? As we all know, true beauty comes from the inside out, so taking the time to nurture body and mind together is an essential part of preparing for your big day.
Wedding days can be full of jitters, not to mention the accumulated stress of planning such a big event over the past months. With that in mind, we’ve got something to add to your pre-wedding beauty list that can help you de-stress and prepare yourself holistically for your big day. Before your regular beauty appointments, consider booking a float therapy session.
What Is Float Therapy?
Float therapy, which is also known as Flotation Therapy, REST Therapy, or Sensory Deprivation, involves lying in a special tank filled with a salt-water solution. The water supports the weight of your body and is kept at body temperature so your form blends seamlessly into its surroundings. The tank is sound-proof and kept in darkness. This process allows you to leave the outside world behind, rest your body, and declutter your mind. The floating and sensory deprivation allows both your mind and body to rest, relax, and rejuvenate.
What Are The Benefits?
Aside from the obvious benefits of rest and distance from the stresses of everyday life, float therapy has several advantages. The richness of the magnesium filled water alters your brain waves to prompt the release of positive chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins. Float therapy can also decrease stress and cortisol levels, boost your immune system, and optimise clarity and comprehension. You may also feel a boost in your creativity and productivity after a restful recharge in a float tank.
To get the most out of float therapy, you may need a few sessions to fully relax and enjoy the benefits. If this sounds like it’s right for you, consider booking a few appointments leading up to your wedding day so you can be your very best self when you say “I do”.
Have you tried float therapy? Share your experience in the comments.