Float therapy is an innovative take on true relaxation. Float pods, intimate, single-person enclosures, are filled with over 1,000 pounds of epsom salt and water to create a buoyant surface that allows each user to float — without any effort and for any body type! Each float contains 10 inches of salinated water, so guests are not required to know how to swim. It’s a complete sensory deprivation experience.
All distractions are removed when you’re in the pool, which decreases the production of cortisone, the stress hormone, meaning you’ll feel refreshed after the float. It’s safe to even fall asleep!
The benefits of flotation are significant: just one float has linked to decreased stress, higher relaxation and better sleep. Floatation has also been linked to physical benefits, including increased pain management and blood circulation, enhanced athletic training and better immune function.
Floating in the 30% salt solution, which feels similar to floating on a cloud (or outer space), provides an elevated level of relaxation, sensory deprivation. Additionally, there are no pressure points on the body once floating, which promotes nearly 100% pain relief.
However, with each additional float, the benefits build on themselves! The more you float, the better it gets! Coupled with a massage or other therapies, floatation is a powerful tool for stress reduction, better sleep and enhanced pain management.
Who is Float Therapy Good For?
Although floating is a safe relaxation method for nearly everyone, it’s important to check in with your doctor before starting any health regimen.
Those with kidney disease or epileptic conditions should consult their doctor and take extra precaution before floating.
We’re excited to have you float with us at Cahaba Dermatology! New clients should arrive 15-30 minutes before appointment time to complete paperwork and get acquainted with your pool suite and the spa.
We provide a plush rob and changing facilities. Some items you can bring:
- Bathing suite (optional)
- Swimming cap if you wish to keep hair dry. We have caps available as well.
- Personal Flip flops or use ours
- Special toiletries or use our complementary assortment
- Problems and Tensions (You’ll leave them with us!)
Cahaba Dermatology offers a private shower and changing suite for all of our guests. Relax in your own private space. We also provide shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash and other toiletries at your request.