Our skin is truly amazing. Did you know, our skin is the largest organ in the human body and like other organs, it has its own special function by acting as a protective barrier from harsh chemicals, bacteria and all the elements mother nature shares with us throughout the year. It is also extremely resilient and does an amazing job of filtering out toxins proving why it is so important to look after our largest organ.
Stress and the stress hormone known as Cortisol is a big one when it comes to the health of our skin. Stress effects all our systems especially our immune system and a weakened immune can reflect in the skin with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
It is well known that the ocean has amazing healing effects on our skin and mood. We all know how good we feel after a day at the beach playing in the water. Our oceans are full of minerals and positive ions, that have positive effects on us all. The Dead Sea is the most famous sea for its healing benefits, especially for skin health with Magnesium being the key ingredient. The benefits of floating in the Dead Sea cannot be experienced by everyone but studies have shown the mineral content of the Dead Sea has a positive effect on reducing inflammation of skin conditions and is why so many people use cosmetic products made from the Dead Sea.
Floatation Therapy and the skin
A quote taken from the New York Post says it all:
Women reap the most beneficial rewards. Sessions in a tranquillity tank unknot forehead tension and relax tightened strings of the face. I LOOK AND FEEL 10 YEARS YOUNGER,
This is not an uncommon comment. Plastic surgeons have always understood the aging factor of tension. When muscles behind the skin are in stress, they are reflected on the skin’s surface. When tensions are removed, the skin becomes as uncomplicated as a baby’s smooth visage.”
Floatation tanks are set at skin temperature which enables our pores to open and relax allowing for better absorption of one of our body’s most vital minerals Magnesium Sulphate also known as Epsom Salt. It is a natural exfoliate aiding in removing dead skin cells and is also known for helping people with skin allergies by removing excess oils and aiding in clearing skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.
Epsom salt is a natural antimicrobial and by attending regularly float therapy sessions, you are keeping skin conditions clean. It is well documented that skin conditions often flare when under stress, so regular float therapy sessions will help reduce flare ups. It is the synergy that happens while floating, de-stressing and unplugging from daily life, whilst in magnesium that aids our internal cells to re-hydration, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and assisting in reducing cellulite and improving peripheral circulation.
The fact you are relaxing means you are immediately and most importantly reducing stress in the body. Skeletally, all pressure is removed from the spine and all one’s muscles can rest and dis-engage, We, all know stress inhibits our immune system and its ability to heal, so while floating you are helping a myriad of things all reflected in glowing skin.
If you are in any doubt that magnesium is absorbed trans dermally, the following research published by the National Institute of Health, explains “soaking in magnesium may be the best way to absorb this vital mineral”.