Magnesium sulfate is the magic behind our float pods. This special mineral is also known as Epsom salt, although it’s not salt at all; it’s a combination of pure magnesium and sulfate. The ultra-high concentration of magnesium sulfate in the water of our float tanks allows visitors to float effortlessly. In fact, the water becomes denser than the Dead Sea! Even more exciting are the health benefits available from soaking in Epsom salts. Indeed, there’s a lot more to float tanks than meets the eye.
Absorption With Floatation
When you visit one of our tanks, you immerse yourself in water heavily treated with Epsom salt. In fact, each of our 240-gallon pods has more than 900 pounds of magnesium sulfate dissolved in the water. During every float session, your body absorbs magnesium sulfate through the skin. The relaxing atmosphere isn’t just unique: it’s backed by science.
Why Magnesium Sulfate Is Important
Six macro-minerals make up 99% of our mineral content as humans. Magnesium is one of them, along with calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, and chloride. The presence of magnesium is what enables nerve function, builds bones, and plays a critical role in energy production from food.
Magnesium can help our bodies in other ways as well. Several studies have shown therapeutic value for treating chronic pain, asthma, sleep disorders, and headaches. Recently, the mineral has been linked with reduced risks of heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Preventive Health and Magnesium Sulfate
It’s only logical that magnesium reduces the chance of common conditions and diseases, as it helps control your muscles and vital bodily functions. Medical evidence has shown proper magnesium levels can prevent or correct:
- Osteoporosis (magnesium improves bone regeneration, strength, and volume)
- Heart health
- Chronic migraines
Other Benefits of Magnesium
Many other conditions use Epsom salts for treatments, as they help reduce inflammation in joints and muscles. They can also regulate blood sugar by boosting insulin production and the way the body uses it. They’re very popular as a laxative as well, since Epsom salts are a safer and easier alternative to over-the-counter remedies.
When used in a floatation tank, magnesium sulfate offers a whole host of new benefits for the mind and body, including increased focus and lower stress levels. As it turns out, this mineral may well be a miracle too. If you’d like to see how a transdermal dose of Epsom salt can improve your health, make an appointment at Northwest Float Center today.