Floatation Therapy and the Novel Coronavirus

 

Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s vision is to be your trusted guide to sustainable self-care. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our clients and personnel. We were open only a few months before we paused operations but build a great following of who we call our “do gooders” – people who prioritize their self-care so that can rejoin their lives feeling better, so they can do better. Further, we have extremely high standards for safety and our commitment to cleanliness and disinfection is unwavering. For facials and massage, each of our 8 spa treatment rooms has dedicated HVAC for air purity, as do each of our floatation therapy rooms. Floatation therapy can be a solution for those not yet ready to be in a room with a practitioner but are ready for the mind and body self-care they deserve. Float therapy is self-care – but socially distant 🙂

The magic is in the water. Firstly, the water in each float pod is mostly salt—a solution which is inherently sterile. In fact, there are over 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt in each of our float tanks. Perpetuity Skin + Spa’s floatation tanks have a state-of-the-art water purification system. We clinically disinfect and treat all of the saltwater in our pods using UV filtration and hydrogen peroxide. Between each session our water is completely purified 4 times with a 5-micron filter, as well as Ozone and/or UV Light technology to disinfect and purify the water. We also disinfect every surface and get the room ready to greet you and get you back to feeling good again.

With all the health news in the media right now, stress and anxiety continue to grow at an alarming rate. Stress is a leading contributor to becoming ill. Further, scientific research proves that floating lowers stress, anxiety and even depression. Floatation therapy’s low-impact environment gives your body time to rest and recuperate while allowing your immune system the opportunity to improve, strengthening your body’s ability to respond to stress and anxiety, mental or physical.

Perpetuity Skin + Spa welcomes all healthy individuals to come try floatation therapy for themselves. Experience the calm, peaceful relaxation that only a weightless, zero gravity environment can provide. Please give us a call to find out if float therapy is for you.

Float Therapy – What to Expect

What is Float Therapy?
Flotation Therapy is a luxurious way to soothe and heal the body from the constant stress of life’s daily pressure you can leave the noise and confusion behind and perhaps, for the first time in your life, experience total relaxation and deep healing in your private, peaceful space. At Perpetuity, floating is truly the ultimate escape.

Who Should Try Float Therapy?
Floating, as with other treatments, does not suit everybody. It requires willingness on your part to let go and see what happens, and you may need to float a few times before you are able to relax completely, both physically and mentally. Depending on your own journey through life, a float might provide an hour of total physical relaxation – or a profound healing experience, emotionally and spiritually transforming. Floating can be a wonderful aid to opening doors into your inner world, gradually allowing access to those deeper levels at which real changes take place.

We do not recommend use tank for epileptics whose epilepsy is not under medical control, for anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or for those with infectious diseases or open skin wounds.

We suggest pregnant women inform their physicians and midwives or get their opinion prior to using the tank. The reports received from pregnant women have been enthusiastic. As their bodies get heavier, floating is a great relief from the pull of gravity. Floating has given many women a welcome rest.

People who say they are afraid to use the tank because they are claustrophobic probably assume, they will be confined in an enclosed space. You can use the tank with the door open if you wish and are in complete control of the situation. You can get in and out whenever you want. In our experience, most people who are afraid of being claustrophobic find they are okay once they are in the tank.

We have a filtration system that runs after each session. There is more than 800 pounds of medical grade Epsom salt dissolved in the tank – a concentration so high no living microorganism can survive. In addition, an ultra-violet light sterilization system is used. UV is the safest, most effective system available and uses the same technology as water purification systems used for drinking water. To maintain cleanliness, a shower is mandatory before floating.

What Should I expect for my float?

  • Don’t shave 8 hours before (salt can sting open cuts).
  • Everything you need for your float is provided (towel, ear plugs, shampoo, conditioner, and q-tips). Nothing to bring with you but an open mind.
  • Swimsuit not necessary.
  • Light meal an hour before your float (suggested, but not necessary), and as little caffeine as possible.

Please arrive about 10 minutes before your float to get checked in and acquainted with the space.

How Do I Prepare to Float?

  1. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment time. We will greet you, offer a tour and answer any of your questions; we want you to feel welcome and relaxed.
  2. Once you enter the float room, remove your clothes and all jewelry. Shower to remove oils, fragrances and hair products; all shower and float essentials are provided for you.
  3. Dry your face to avoid distracting water droplets, insert your foam ear plugs and step into the tank.
  4. Lie back, resting your head into the water, legs extended and arms over your head or extended at your side. Your ears will be under the water line, but your face will remain above it. Find what’s comfortable for you.
  5. The audio will gently fade on and a chime will sound when your session is complete.
  6. Exit the tank, then shower again to remove any salty residue. Once you’re dressed, please exit the room to make way for our next floater.

What Should I Expect After I Float?
After the float is over feel free to hang out, read, chat, or just bask in your post-float glow.
Stay as long or as little as you like after your float is over.

Floatation Therapy – Surprising Mental + Physical Benefits

 

The benefits of float therapy are numerous and far-reaching. From students, to creatives and professionals, we would all enjoy experiencing a boost in our capability to learn, think and problem solving. Floating can do just that. Time spent in a float tank can greatly enhance cognitive powers.

Ever had a sudden thought in the shower? Those “Eureka” moments often come alongside a rest or respite, when our mind and body have had the opportunity to relax. Taking a break can boost our creativity and problem-solving. While daydreaming, our brains enjoy what we often refer to as downtime, a rest during the day. After this, we think better, we problem solve better, we just feel better.

This is where floating comes in! At Perpetuity Skin + Spa we know that with external sources of distraction removed, our floatation therapy will provide you an extreme form of rest. Float therapy will amplify the benefits of letting your mind wander. Floating also promotes learning and memory in more indirect manners – mostly by helping you sleep better. Sleep is a most critical factor in developing long lasting memories – so before your next exam, take a float and see for yourself the impact this type of respite can have.

Feeling creatively stuck? Take a float and choose an intention. “I am now setting the intention to get new inspiration.” The trick is to relax about the subject and be presently aware of anything that could help or enhance what you want to create. By setting an intention, your mind will be looking for validation of what you want to create, regardless of the topics that wander through your mind in the tank.

The physical benefits of floatation therapy are also far reaching. The sheer luxury of soaking your entire body in the soothing Epsom salts is more than enough to ensure relaxation and rest with endorphins as natural painkillers rushing through your body. But in addition to the serene and comfortable environment of a soundproof tank and lying immersed in darkness, floatation therapy is a sore body’s dream-come-true. Floating helps reduce lactic acid and pain levels, while exercise-induced cortisol is also lowered as a result of floating.

Chronic pain and lasting tension in your body are also significantly lowered over time, which means that the more often you indulge in floatation, the greater the rewards you will reap, increasing your focus, improving your physical performance and strengthen your mind-muscle connection. Due to the aforementioned relaxing effects, your quality of sleep and immune function also improve, helping your body recuperate even after you leave the tank and head home.

Floating in a weightless state and immersed in Epsom salts is a perfect solution for athletes who need to keep their workouts and recovery safe, in order to go back to their next routine stress and pain-free, and ready for their next PR. Combined with a solid diet plan and an exercise routine to match your abilities, recovery in the form of floating will ensure that your muscles and your nervous system are up to the task at hand, whatever it may be.

To experience the mental and physical benefits of float therapy for yourself, book online at www.perpetuityskin.com today!

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.