Man in spa pool doing exercises with physical therapist
Nov 06

Benefits Of Float Therapy Praised


We all know that floating in warm water, where our bodies feel totally supported, is a relaxing experience, but it can have a range of benefits beyond just helping us relax.

A US news provider has been speaking to athletes about the benefits they’ve noticed from undergoing float therapy – essentially taking a warm, Epsom salt bath in an enclosed environment.

NBC 10 News spoke to a number of athletes who have come to rely on this form of therapy to aid their recovery, but the applications can be useful for all of us, not just those with physically demanding jobs.

Rex Burkhead, running back for the New England Patriots, revealed that he swears by float therapy. “I do it at the end of the day. It’s kind of a mental wind down when I get out of there, I feel so relaxed. It helps me sleep better at night,” he explained.

Floating in the water can help in a number of ways. Firstly, because your body is supported by the water it gives the spine a chance to decompress, which can ease aches and pains around the body.

Secondly, using Epsom salts in your bath can help your body by replacing magnesium and minerals, while removing toxins.

If you struggle to get in and out of the bath, it could be worth considering installing an easy access bath in your home so that you can still enjoy these benefits and potentially improve your quality of life in the process.

Earlier this month, LocalGov suggested that spending a small amount on home adaptations could prevent people from having accidents and entering the social care system as they get older. The aim of making these changes would be to keep them active and healthy for longer, and thereby reduce the burden on the UK’s social care providers.