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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.

Facials 101 – Common Questions + What to Expect

Will I break out?
The short answer is no. The products we use are not irritating to the skin and should not cause breakout to your skin’s surface. In fact, having a facial is recommended to speed the skin’s healing process and relieve the discomfort of current acne lesions.

What products do you use?
We have two product lines we use to get your skin back to feeling good again. We use our own formulations of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, our Perpetuity Face Oil, Perpetuity Bioactive Serum and Perpetuity Botanical Mist. Our products provide benefits you can see and feel, all natural and feel amazing! To complement our line, we use The Body Deli’s cleansers, masks, exfoliants and moisturizers. Talk about Mother Nature’s best and brightest! We love this brand due to its dedication to staying as natural as possible while still delivering results that are only possible to achieve when using high levels of active ingredients. From the environmentally friendly packaging to the contents, The Body Deli is an incredible source for safe, effective skin care and uses only food grade preservatives, no synthetic dyes and only the best cold-pressed essential oils for fragrance.

What should I expect after my facial?
You will leave your service feeling hydrated and relaxed and your skin will look healthy and glowing. If your appointment is later in the afternoon or evening, we typically prepare your skin for night and no cleansing is necessary before bed. If your service is completed early in the day, sun protection products will be applied and cleansing before bed will be recommended.

I’m pregnant, can I get a facial?
Yes. Facials during pregnancy are especially important during pregnancy for many reasons. Your skin can be reflective of the hormonal changes occurring within your body and having regular services can help alleviate some of the symptoms (i.e. breakout, increased redness and sensitivity) when your usual products may be off-limits. Facials can also be a wonderful relaxation tool which can keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

Should I get a facial before an important event?
Absolutely! Your skin will look healthy and glowing directly after your service.

Can I wear makeup to my appointment?
Of course! a deep cleansing service is always provided and will remove any dirt, oil or debris from your skin. We’ll take good care of your skin, and to start, get it super clean!

What if I have sensitive skin? Can I still have a facial?
There are many factors involved in sensitive skin and sometimes a facial service can help determine through diagnosis what you can do at home to both offer relief for your current state as well as prevent your condition from worsening. We also have a facial protocol specifically designed for sensitive skin; our Calming Facial uses the gentlest products designed just for your type.

Can I do hair removal with my facial?
Yes. This is done routinely and is no problem to accommodate.

Relax! Why Not to be Scared of Deep Tissue Massage

The Deep Tissue Massage is not for the faint of heart. As the massage is done for knots, stiffness, chronic pain, muscle tightness and contracted areas, your therapist will use pressure and apply deep strokes to make everything back to normal again. To break your painful and stubborn knots, deep pressure is applied. A group of rigid tissues are termed as knots. Your therapist will even use a friction technique by going against the grain of your tissues to assist in the realignment of tissue fibers.

Why should I opt for this sometimes uncomfortable treatment?
The discomfort after the deep tissue massage can be similar to that of an athlete after an intense workout. Soreness is a positive sign which indicates the muscles are responding. Deep tissue massage is also scientifically proven to reduce the level of stress, if done regularly.

How can I mitigate the soreness, occurred after the massage?
here are several things you may do to relieve any soreness felt as the result of a deep tissue massage. If you are going for the massage, staying hydrated beforehand is important. Massage therapists recommend keeping your body hydrated before and after the massage, after all, hydrated muscles are healthier and respond better to deep tissue massage.

What other advantages can I expect as a result of the deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massage has long-lasting and scientifically proven benefits:

  1. Helps in the treating of chronic back pain
  2. Aids in lowering blood pressure
  3. Breaks up muscular knots and scar tissue
  4. Reduces muscle tension and other stress symptoms
  5. It’s a natural, effective (and perfectly legal!) performance-enhancing practice for athletes

The benefits of deep tissue massage are excellent in treating many body issues and suites many people. Book an appointment today to experience these benefits. Our team of massage therapists will help your body to get back to feeling good again. Look no further, a Deep Tissue Massage near you is at Perpetuity Skin + Spa.

Facial Massage in Boise – Quick Guide

It’s common knowledge: facial massage is one of the best ways to prevent wrinkles, boost lymphatic drainage and plump the skin. And that’s just a few of its already well-known benefits. No wonder the technique has been popping up all over our Instagram feeds as the latest addition to a totally holistic beauty regimen.

Our facials at Perpetuity Skin + Spa highlight the facial massage and use of jade implements to cool and soothe the skin during the facial massage. Our practice of facial massage is key for lifting and sculpting to target the jaw line and droopy jowls. But you don’t have to receive a facial from us here to enjoy a facial massage. Using our Perpetuity Face Oil and jade roller + guasha, you can also enjoy the benefits of facial massage at home.

PREP THE SKIN – You want a clean base for your massage and to remove any build up of dead skin or toxins that have accumulated.

APPLY A RICH OIL OR MOISTURIZER – Be generous with your product application as you need plenty of lubrication to massage effectively.

START AT THE TOP OF THE FACE – Using the padded tips of your fingers begin your massage at the top of your face. Use long sweeping motions to relax and elongate the muscles and stimulate the lymphatic system.

GO GENTLY AROUND THE EYES – You always want to sweep hands from the center of the face out and upwards to encourage the lifting of the muscles and to work against the force of gravity. Around the eyes the skin is 40% thinner and far more delicate so reduce your pressure in this area. Start your eye massage on either side of the nose and run fingers upwards towards the temples. This helps to keep skin looking fresh and reduces puffiness in the eye area.

TARGET THE JAWLINE – Next focus on the jaw and the lower half of the face. You always want to start at the center of the chin, drawing hands upwards towards the ears. Make a peace sign with both hands and bend fingers in half to create bunny ears. Use the pressure between your bent fingers to cradle the jaw and stimulate lax muscles to prevent drooping.

APPLY PRESSURE TO THE TEMPLES – Relieve pressure in the temples and forehead by circling your fingers over your temples three times and press pat the rest of your moisturizer into the skin for maximum hydration.

If using jade tools for facial massage, this illustration can help. Book a facial at Perpetuity today, or stop in to get some products for your next at-home face massage!