Expectant mother, Beth Green takes some time out to relax in her pregnancy and finds out about the benefits of floatation therapy for mum and bump…
With the hustle and bustle of everyday life taking its toll in a variety of ways, it can become increasingly difficult to find (and often justify!) some ‘me time’. Although increased productivity and self-esteem can often be a direct result of an equal balance between work and relaxation, there is little evidence to support that this is being put into action on a regular basis. In fact the quest for the ‘work life balance’ is an on going one. During pregnancy, the introduction and continuation of relaxation is a key component when maintaining a healthy, happy pregnancy, for both mother and baby.
An up and coming and increasingly popular relaxation method for pregnant women is floatation; a technique that involves floating in a warm pool of Epsom salts that are specifically tailored to meet your individual needs. Whilst this is beneficial to people of all ages and occupations, the specific advantages to trying it anti-natal are yet to be quantified, but there are a multitude of benefits to being stress free and relaxed during these months. With just one hour of floatation being equivalent to four hours of the most restorative deep sleep, the treatment itself could be viewed by many pregnant women as one of incredible importance; as we all know too well that the one thing you will cherish once your new arrival comes is sleep, and the ability to just nod off without any additional worries or stress! In addition to this, the calming environment can help to aid any fatigue or swollen joints, and can often alleviate any anxiety or stress that may be troubling you within the second and third trimester of your pregnancy; whether that is centred around your new arrival, or otherwise.
The clarity of thought and personal fulfilment that is achieved through this specific treatment will undoubtedly help to boost your perception of yourself as a new parent; as someone who can provide all the love and care your little bundle of joy needs, and be the perfect parent from day one (if there is such a thing!). Whether you’re a first-time mum or have done it all before, the concerns you may have will still be there in some form, and for many pregnant women, myself included, the notion of a treatment that functions to banish any baby-related stress sounds perfect!
Having experienced a sixty-minute floatation session, I can confirm that this treatment definitely does everything it says on the tin! Starting with the stress-free welcome, which included fully detailed instructions on just how much I needed to relax in order to reap the benefits, I came out feeling completely rejuvenated, and baby loved it too! The calm atmosphere and tranquil music enabled me to be at one with my thoughts. Furthermore, the dermatological benefits have not gone un-noticed, with many people commenting on the smoothness of my skin, and healthy glow that I seem to have acquired as a result. When discussing the treatment with my midwife prior to my appointment, the excitement and anticipation was clear to see, as the countless benefits were recognised almost instantly from a medical background… so much so that my midwife wanted to come along too!
So mums-to-be, I urge you to try this fresh, contemporary treatment, as it has worked wonders for myself both as an individual and parent-to-be, as well as my baby, who seemed to enjoy every minute of the peaceful and mellow ambience that was generated for a glorious sixty minutes! This brand new experience is available in Andover, Hampshire, and provides free off road parking – so no excuses ladies!
For more information visit www.roomtofloat.com, or call Debbie on 07718 050 252 to book an appointment, and to hear about gift vouchers that are available to purchase for a unique and in-valuable present.