Yes, pregnant women may use float tanks. Floating while pregnant allows you to escape the added weight of pregnancy by taking the strain off the body and spine (and feet!). It promotes excellent sleep, a lovely sense of well being, and can help with all the aches and pains normally associated with pregnancy. For many mothers, the environment creates a heightened sensitivity and connection with the baby, and some have reported a profound experience of “mirroring” from floating in a quiet, warm and secure environment while their baby does the same.
Because circumstances are unique with each pregnancy, use of float tanks should be discussed with a health care professional. The following information will be relevant:
- A “Float” is a 60 minute session in a 95 degree environment suspended in 10 inches of purified water super-saturated with 1000 lbs of pharmaceutical grade MgSO4 (Magnesium Sulfate, a.k.a. Epsom salts). Cutaneous (through the skin) absorption of MgSO4 has not been shown to produce negative side effects associated with ingestion or injection of the mineral.
- The Solution is sterilized between sessions through a process of commercial-grade circulation, filtration and purified using a combination of UV (Ultraviolet Light) and Ozone. No harsh chemicals (Chlorine, Bromine etc) are used in the solution at our facilities.
- Hard surfaces are disinfected using Puregreen24, a level IV EPA registered “Green” disinfectant containing sliver and citrus nitrate, safe for contact with children and animals.
- Only known physical limiations are the ability to get in and out of the tank unassisted.