Wednesday, February 1

Floatation Tank Sessions For Pregnant Women

Pregnancy is often regarded as the pinnacle of a woman’s life because she is actually creating another life inside her womb with or without the man who was responsible for her pregnancy.

The challenges that women face during pregnancy is something most men would not be able to face or withstand due to the mental and physical strength that it requires (sorry men, we guys are not half as tough as women when it comes to durability mentally and physically). A

Although medical science has made leaps and bounds with regards to managing birth with the least amount of pain.

However, many women don’t take the easy way out and opt for natural births and the birth part of pregnancy is just one day of the entire nine months of pregnancy and coping with the nine months prior to giving birth is not an easy task either.

A woman puts up with a lot of changes during her pregnancy both mentally and physically and throughout the nine months it does not get any easier.

It is due to this reason that medical professionals have started to recommend floatation tank sessions for pregnant women and for good reason.

The whole concept or idea of floatation tanks is fundamentally based on minimising external stimuli that effectively tones down automatic brain responses towards these triggers.

Stimuli such as vision, sound, temperature changes, smells and even gravity are reduced in terms of impact that they have on our bodies and our brain.

During a float therapy session what really transpires is external stimulations are blotted and this allows the brain to enter into a state of what medical professionals are calling a ‘deep state of relaxation’.

When this happens, our brainwaves start to ‘ease up’ or tone down and function at lower frequencies and are regarded as ASC or Altered State of Consciousness that allow pregnant women who undergo float therapy to experience a different state of consciousness.

This state is effective towards treating a wide range of illnesses such as discomforts, pain tolerance, stress and anxiety among others all of which are common issues that pregnant women are faced with.

Empirical evidence also indicates that women who are expecting actually have enhanced moods, regulated blood pressure, lowered pressure on joints especially the spine and have better tolerance towards pain with regular floatation tank sessions.

The fact that floatation tanks also replenish magnesium deficiency in pregnant women is also another factor that floatation tank therapy has been seen as a positive auxiliary treatment for pregnant women who in general are short of magnesium supply.

Other factors that make floatation tanks such a positive element for pregnant mothers is the fact that a floatation tank is non-invasive and suitable for women even in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters (it is always advised that it is very important for pregnant mothers to consult a medical professional or their doctors prior to attempting floatation therapy).

Although there are limited studies available on the topic of floatation tank therapy for pregnant women and their positive implications, empirical evidence on the subject has been thus far overwhelmingly positive to say the least.

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