Why You Should Be Doing Flotation Therapy on the Regular

 

At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, many of our loyal float therapy clients began their self-care journey by asking, “Why should I do this?” Since you may be asking yourself the same questions, below are the reasons we’ve come to recommend and endorse float therapy for clients, and why we personally do it, too.

First, it feels so good! Floating is simply an enjoyable sensation in itself. There is nothing like the feeling of the effortlessly floating in skin-temperature water while Epsom salts are utterly silky on the skin. After a float, you come out feeling fresh and relaxed as well. The more often you float the better your body comes to embrace these feelings.

The next benefit of float therapy is its deep relaxation. What makes for deep relaxation is the amount of theta waves produced by the brain. These are much slower but more powerfully rhythmic brain waves. Theta waves are typically produced in that halfway conscious state most commonly just before waking up and falling asleep. The amazing thing about floating is it’s the most efficient and easy way to create this deeply meditative state. Regular floating will enable your body to become even more accustomed to this relaxation response, making it easier and more effective with continued practice.

Floating is also a stress buster! It’s easy for stress to build up and accumulate with all the demands of everyday life. We all acknowledge that stress isn’t good for you. It makes us less healthy, less productive, and more tense. And yet we seem to put up with it anyway like it’s an inevitable part of life. It doesn’t have to be that way. Floating has been shown to lower stress levels and increase endorphins in the body, the effects of which are very commonly reported. Frequent floating will stop stress from accumulating and will keep you a healthier and more productive person. Plus, it feels great to not have that constant weighty feeling on your shoulders.

Floating naturally relieves pain and tension. For those who deal with regular pain or tension pain relief is not always easy to come by. Usually pain can be relieved either by pain killing drugs, vigorous exercise, or relaxation. However, the former two are not always appropriate remedies. Not everyone is able to exercise as much as they need it, and not everyone wants to be dependent on drugs for relief either. That leaves the possibility of relaxation, but that is often not easy to come by, especially if you’re in pain which is exactly what makes it hard to relax in the first place. Fortunately, that’s where floating comes in, and it is especially helpful for those restricted in their movements. The effortless floating in warm water is perfect for triggering the body’s relaxation response, and thereby releasing endorphins. The endorphins released by relaxing are the body’s natural pain killer. Floating also helps physically relieve tension in muscles, joints, and bones with the minimum pressure possible. The warm temperature also helps to stimulate circulation, while the relaxation response steadies blood pressure. For those regularly dealing with pain or restricted movement capabilities, floating is a perfect tool for providing relaxation relief that can often be so elusive.

After a float, your sleep tank will be FULL. Too many of us simply do not get enough restful sleep. Quality sleep often gets pushed aside for tight work schedules, projects and assignments or simply for the sake of entertainment. No matter your sleep habits, floating will still improve your restfulness and quality of sleep. Floating does this in two ways: it helps reduce factors that deprive sleep quality, and the relaxation of the float itself is itself also restful. Stress, tension, and pain are all factors that deprive sleep quality. The relaxation response triggered by floating helps reduce these factors, and regular floating will keep these factors in check. Floating can catch you up on sleep, but more importantly it primes your body to slip into even more restfully deep, higher quality sleep later on.

Lastly, there are mental benefits of floating. With no other outside distractions, it’s just you, the warm water, and your thoughts. This makes it the perfect time for some self-reflection. It’s a time to slow down and process what’s going on in your life, and get some fresh perspective. Floating will remove the distractions and stress bogging you down, giving you the time to think and come up with solutions. Though it is a halfway conscious state much like a nap, going into a float with the goal of solving creative problems will prime yourself for coming up with creative solutions and a fresh take on things.

The bottom line of these benefits is, the more often you float, the better your results. We offer floatation therapy in 60, 90 and 120 – minute increments at Perpetuity Skin + Spa. There are all sorts of reasons to float but we believe floating regularly is the best way of getting even more of the results you want. You’ll be a healthier, more relaxed, less stressed, calmer, better performing version of yourself. At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, we know with float therapy you will feel good, and do good. Give it a try – you deserve it.

Why Sunday Needs to Be a Spa Day

We’ve all seen reminders to take good care, be better at looking after ourselves, but when?

At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, our call to action is to reserve Sunday for you! Sunday is a perfect day to come into our self care sanctuary and take care of you. You deserve to feel good again, don’t you?
Our treatments are designed to help you into a feeling of pure rejuvenation and balance to celebrate your individualized Self-Care Sunday.

We are all aware of the fact that spa and relaxation go hand in hand. It combats stress and improves mental health. But what are the other benefits?

We all need and crave for the absolute luxury of good quality sleep. Float therapy is the best therapist for you. It can help relieve stress and ease anxiety. A combination of increased blood flow, a decrease of neuroendocrine responses, and relaxed breathing can help relieve stress and improve mental illness. You will also sleep amazingly.

Ever had an Epsom salt bath?

When you poured a 3-pound bag of salt into your tub at home and let all that magnesium soothe and relax your body and mind? Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s floatation therapy tanks contain over one thousand pounds of Epsom salt. Your body and mind will thank you for a float. Give it a try, you deserve it.

Others long for a private, soothing space in which to find some therapeutic calm amongst the roar. At Perpetuity, we’ve crafted our space around every desire. Here you are free to find your way to take time for yourself, whatever that may be.

Massages offer innumerable lymphatic benefits for those seeking the type of massage. Small circular motions during massage offer benefits to arthritic, orthopedic and various fatigue related issues. Come by and visit with a certified massage therapist at Perpetuity Skin + Spa in Boise. Our job is to make it happen, your way. Restore inner peace and harmony through the power of Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s personally tailored massage options.

Facials also offer incredible benefits, both physical and emotional. A soothing facial massage performed by one of our Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s licensed estheticians offers a calming blend of the best organic skin care products as well as a relaxing scalp, neck and shoulder massage. Suitable for irritated or inflamed, aging or acne skin, our facial treatments helps to restore the skin’s defense system while making you feel relaxed and amazing.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing massage or deep tissue, a calming facial or one focused on antiaging, Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s customized spa treatments will ensure your every need is met. Indulge your senses and treat yourself to a perfect day at Perpetuity Skin + Spa this Sunday, and every Sunday. Whatever you need, we will be waiting to soothe your senses and give you a much-deserved moment to yourself.

How to Book a Great Body Massage Near You

Massages are a common treatment for sore, stiff muscles and other body pain, but making your appointment can be overwhelming due to the variety of options available. If you want to have a relaxing spa experience, you can book a massage online. Always be sure to check online reviews, social media postings and the company’s website. Understanding a spa’s reviews and online persona will ease your hesitation if it is a new establishment or it’s your first visit there.

To make an appointment for a massage, you’ll firstly pick the type of massage that best meets your needs. At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, our Relaxation massage is a good choice to soothe sore and stiff muscles. You should consider this type of massage if it is your first time. Our deep tissue massage is used on those who have severe muscle pain. This type of massage focused pressure to relieve severe pain and tension throughout the body. If you’re experienced with massages and are dealing with severe pain, choose this massage. This type of massage might be less pleasant for beginners and people with arthritis or other forms of chronic pain. You can also ask your Perpetuity Skin + Spa massage practitioner to recommend a type of massage to address your specific issues.
If this is your first massage, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the options. When you contact us at Perpetuity Skin + Spa, just let us know, and us them a little bit about your needs. All we need to know is your time constraints, gender preference for your massage therapist, and what you’d like to get out of the massage, and we’ll get you all set to feel good again.

Another way to enjoy the best massage is to follow massage etiquette. First, always arrive on time for your appointment. This will give you plenty of time to relax and will not send you and your massage therapist into a massage in a rush, or worse, have to cut the massage short. Always allow plenty of time for travel to the spa, and arrive 5-10 minutes early to complete any needed paperwork. At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, our forms are all able to be offered online, removing one-time pressure from your experience. Perpetuity Skin + Spa also has plenty of free on-site parking, so no hassles before your massage looking for a space!

You also want to be comfortable during the massage. You should undress to your comfort level. During the massage, your therapist will only expose the parts of the body that are working on at that time. Of course, you can also let your massage therapist know if there are any other parts of your body you are uncomfortable uncovering. This massage is all about YOU. At Perpetuity Skin + Spa we also ask about your oil preferences, music preferences, scent preferences and whether you like cold or hot towels for your treatment. Tailoring a massage to your individual needs and preferences is the mission of Perpetuity Skin + Spa.

Then, close your eyes and enjoy your massage. If ever you experience pain, speak up. It’s normal to feel some mild discomfort when a massage therapist is working on sore muscles. Don’t be afraid to tune out and let your mind wander. If you fall asleep, your therapist will wake you at the end of your appointment.
Get ready to feel good again! Book your massage today at Perpetuity Skin + Spa!

LET’S TALK SELF-CARE

By now, you’ve heard that self-care is more than a pamper session on a Sunday. Self-care is about taking care of yourself from the inside out, tending to your own individual needs. Despite this seemingly simple explanation, it can be really easy to complicate it. Keep it simple – looking after you better don’t have to be overwhelming, another thing on your never-ending to-do list.

Maybe you’re ready to make a self-care routine, or maybe you are ready to make a simple attempt. Perhaps you’re already pretty good at practicing self-care, and you’re ready to kick it up a notch. The team at Perpetuity Skin + Spa want to throw out a few ideas of how you can easily integrate any amount of self-care into your life. After all, the better you feel, the better you’ll do, in Perpetuity 

REFLECT ON THE BASICS

When it comes to self-care and initiating a change, start with your most basic needs, think about where you are, and build your plan from there. How are you feeling? Physically, emotionally and spiritually, these are all areas to explore. Which of these have been skipped lately? Eating whole foods, spending time alone, being social, etc.? Think about how starting small can make this a much simpler decision for you.

One self-care opportunity at Perpetuity Skin + Spa for physical and mental benefits is our saltwater floats. It’s like an Epsom salt bath on steroids. A thousand pounds of salt in the water creates buoyancy that makes you feel like your floating on air, and doesn’t that sound like a good self-care option?

RETHINK SELF-CARE

Another opportunity to help with self-care is framing it alongside wellness. Wellness is about making healthy choices that improve our physical and mental state, and at Perpetuity Skin + Spa, we believe that’s exactly what self-care helps you achieve. Self-care is about taking care of yourself and finding methods to stay balances and healthy, help you stay WELL. Your health is your wealth, as they say. Taking care of yourself from the inside out will help you focus on what you actually need.

DOCUMENT YOUR SELF-CARE

When things get rough, it’s easy to forget that self-care can truly make a difference in our daily lives. We’re going to be stressed out no matter what, right? Maybe not.
A journal is a great tool to visualize the way self-care affects you. This could be as simple as writing down the days you practice self-care vs. the times you don’t and asking yourself how you’re feeling. After doing this, you’ll begin to see that self-care really does make a positive impact on your relationships, work, and overall mood.

At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, we have several journals and other self-care inspiration to inspire your step in this journey.

STOP COMPARING YOURSELF

While we can enjoy hearing about another’s self-care routine, it’s too easy to fall down the rabbit hole when you’re searching for ideas instead of just practicing self-care. It’s the same as trying to beat procrastination by searching for productivity inspiration. At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, we believe it’s more important to take action instead of simply collecting ideas. Come by and see our self-care boutique, filled with ideas to create that momentum to do self-care for YOU, just as you like it.

COMMIT TO FEELING GOOD AGAIN

At Perpetuity Skin + Spa, our mission is to help the most people feel good again, so they can go out and do good. Feeling good is so underrated in terms of its power in our society, in our neighborhood, even in our family. It’s the simplest form of self-care: feeling good. All of our services at Perpetuity Skin + Spa are tailored to celebrate that good feeling, even an eyebrow wax, which may be someone’s only self-care opportunity for the week, receives a feel-good treatment in the form of a head and shoulder massage. Not sure what you’d like for a treatment? Give us a call and share what you’re looking for or read our menu options. Just come in. Get a massage, a facial, a float. Book now. We promise, you will leave our self-care sanctuary, Perpetuity Skin + Spa,feeling good again. You deserve it.