It might sound like the latest health craze aimed at professional athletes and celebrities: a therapy that promises everything from muscle recovery and pain relief to relaxation and weight loss. But this therapy isn’t new, it isn’t a passing fad, and you don’t have to live in Hollywood or star in your own Gatorade commercial to benefit from it.
Floatation therapy is now available in Park City at the Cryo Lodge on Kearns Boulevard. And according to Kristie Buehner, owner of Float Park City, it can help anyone from a high-powered Wall Street executive to a busy mom who just needs a little time to herself.
“Floating is the only way to be completely removed from all stimuli. You’re deprived of all your senses – sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. So, you’re forced into a meditative state, where both your brain and your body can focus on healing,” noted Kristie.
Floating takes place in a dam-like shell about the size of a double bed. It’s filled with 10 inches of water and 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt, then heated to skin temperature. Th e
salt keeps a floater effortlessly buoyant and provides a number of health benefits.
“Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin and helps increase energy, decrease anxiety, improves sleep, helps with digestion, relieves muscle aches and can even prevent migraines.” Kristie explained.
In addition to the benefi ts of magnesium and meditation, fl oating is being used more and more for visualization, addiction recovery, generating creativity, PTSD therapy and even relationship building. “A lot of high-profi le athletes now fl oat for a competitive edge; tech companies are requiring it for employees and counselors are starting to recom mend it to their patients.”
Each float is one hour, and Kristie recommends avoiding caff eine and other stimulants prior. Effects can be immediate or take a few days and even a few sessions to feel.
Also available at the Cryo Lodge is Whole Body Cryotherapy (a 3-minute treatment at -150 degrees helping to fi ght infl ammation), Cryo Toning Facials and Localized Cryotherapy. Whether you are an athlete, suffering chronic pain or looking for a facial treatment to give you a youthful glow, Cryo Lodge is your one stop shop for total body wellness! For more information or to book a session, visit FloatParkCity.com or CryoLodge.net.