Pregnancy & Floating
Parents and Mothers-to-be are often held in tension through situation and changing bodies. Floatation is a wonderful respite and great for a quick rejuvenation that is more integrated than sleep provides. Pregnant mothers are also often tense due to experiencing many bodily changes. As the baby grows and begins pressing on the mother’s body, a place to relieve the pain might become necessary. It is also important for first time mothers to take the time to become familiar with their bodies.
During labor, the mothers who are “in touch” with their bodies experience far lesser pain than those who are introduced at the point of labor. While floating one has greater inner-vision. One has the ability to bring awareness to parts of the body never before discovered. In doing this, nerves are sensitized and feeling comes which is the doorway for muscular control. As the woman lay their floating, her insight will allow a greater connection to the baby. Mothers tell of babies becoming more active while in this communion.
Floatation Therapy for pregnant women within the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, and only after a medical clearance from your doctor, can offer a brilliant level of relaxation, and pain relief not found outside of a floatation tank.
“I enjoyed the lightweight feeling and the stillness. My legs, which are heavy and retaining fluid, felt at one with the water. Floating is certainly a wonderful way to eliminate stress in pregnancy and to combat the heavy feelings found in the body due to pregnancy.”
– Bette; 8 Months
Floatation Therapy allows you to escape the added weight of pregnancy by floating in a weightless but supported environment. Taking the strain off the body and spine it soothes backache, relieves muscle and joint pain and helps promote excellent sleep. Just lying on a bed can be extremely uncomfortable for women in the later stages of pregnancy due to massive gravitational strain placed on the body.
Extensive research shows that floating is excellent for stress, anxiety and fatigue and can help lower blood pressure, all familiar problems during pregnancy. Often referred to is the ‘mirror effect’ of the baby floating in the womb of the Mother and the Mother floating in the womb of the float, the float room is a wonderful haven to which pregnant women can escape, a lovely time to bond with your baby and bring about a sense of wellbeing and deepen her connection with her baby.
“The most interesting part, was the constant movement I was getting from the baby. The baby must have been in complete ecstasy Floating away with me. The other part that was most satisfying was the feeling of exhilaration afterwards.”
– Tina; 8 Months
Fertility Benefits & Floating
Many women trying to become pregnant, after medical examination for physical causes, are advised to take significant lifestyle changes such as moving house or stopping work because stress is recognized as a factor in infertility.
Floatation Therapy is a useful stress reduction technique in many cases thus assisting in conceiving faster. After eventually conceiving, especially after many months of trial, there is still
the tension and stress of whether the pregnancy will proceed successfully. Again in this respect, by floating the mother-to-be will be more relaxed and stress free, thus the pregnancy being able to proceed with ease.
It is said that one couple in seven has problems when they try for a baby, there are many reasons but one of them can be stress. Floatation Therapy is the most powerful stress relief technique known, floating has been shown many times in controlled studies compared to bed rest to be the most relaxing experience on earth.
It is recommended for women to try to have a float every two to three days through the fertile period. The degree of relaxation achieved is wonderful and will of course benefit you in many ways if stress is the principle cause of your failure to conceive.