Cloud9 Float Spa & Wellness Center
Afloat spa is an ultimate escape for overall health improvement. Whether referred to as sensory deprivation tanks, float tanks or simply “floating,” deprivation therapy treatments diminish nearly all sights, sounds, smells and touch, earning a reputation for naturally easing many ailments. Floaters report sensory deprivation tank benefits include insomnia cures and relief from chronic pain, anxiety, depression and even addiction. Perhaps the beauty in all of this is that these reported benefits are possible without a doctor’s visit, breaking a sweat or filling any prescriptions.
What is a Float Tank? Float tanks were developed over 60 years ago, but it’s just now becoming mainstream. Many of us have heard so much in the media about the benefits of floating therapy, but the details of the health benefits are better explained here. Floating, also known as Flotation Therapy, has been used for years for its mental, spiritual, meditative, and physical benefits and has a vast amount of published research to support its claims. You will experience zero gravity weightlessness! There is 1000 lbs. of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) in the shallow water you float in, so your body is extremely buoyant. This ratio is comparable to the salt ratio of the Dead Sea and allows for the most advantageous experience for the body and mind.
How Float Tanks Help with Antiaging
Cloud 9’s level of Epsom salt, which is magnesium sulfate, is very beneficial for the skin as well as other conditions. Epsom salt is well known to help the skin absorb magnesium. Magnesium has taken center stage in the medical industry as we now know how important it is for nerve function, heart and brain health, regulating electrolytes, relieving stress, increasing serotonin and increasing cellular energy.
As the skin absorbs the magnesium to assist with the aforementioned health benefits, it also feeds the skin. It creates an external cleansing effect and penetrates into the dermal layers to heal the skin by increasing antibacterial properties and a moisture barrier that help with various skin conditions.
Magnesium soaks have been recommended for years for eczema, psoriasis and acne. With the combination of the relaxing flotation and the high level of Epsom salt, Cloud 9’s flotation pods offer, the benefits far surpass just a normal Epsom salt bath.
Relaxation and meditation practices are essential methods to tamp down elevated stress hormones. When the body and mind are under increased levels of stress hormones, it can lead to multiple health disorders. If a person is under chronic stress or long term depression and anxiety, this can exacerbate issues such as fatigue, muscle weakness, depression, anxiety, mood changes, irritability, poor emotional control, concentration issues headaches and other physical symptoms. Studies have considered that float tanks are a valuable method for inducing relaxation and due to their high magnesium levels, they can also reduce pain and inflammation.
Inside Cloud9’s float tank, the water is shallow and kept at 93.5 degrees. This is considered skin-receptor neutral, which means that you can lose track of where your body ends, and the water begins. Skin-receptor neutral has many touted health benefits of its own, including meditative relaxation, which can help the body and mind calm and rejuvenate.
You will be given ear plugs because your ears will be below the water. There is a neck pillow if you’d prefer your ears to be above the water. The tanks are insulated against sound, so noise from the outside doesn’t reach you. You do have the option to listen to music if you wish to, but we encourage you to just relax and enjoy being unplugged to the World.
After you turn out the lights you will float in total darkness, though you do have the option to leave small, colored LED lights on. During your float session the world is gone; it is a total escape. Your body experiences amazing mental and physical benefits. Your body gets to rest, without stress and heal.
CLOUD9 FLOAT SPA & WELLNESS CENTER
13710 Metropolis Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33912