Mistakes that Floaters make and How to avoid them
Floating in Epsom salt solution is an art just as much as it’s a science. So, you aren’t going to be a pro on your first day. Whether you’re a beginner or you are a professional in this therapy, there are common mistakes you might be making in the float tank or during your preparation. Here are the common mistakes that rookie floaters make and how to avoid them.
Eating Too Much or Drinking Beforehand
A common question that first-time floaters ask is if eating or drinking before the floatation therapy Toronto is good. It’s advisable to eat a light meal or skip the meal before the float spa appointment. If you try to float on a full stomach, it will be difficult for you to relax because probably your stomach is too full or growling.
Touching Your Face
As many times experts tell someone, “don’t touch your face or eyes,” during a float session, there is always someone who fails to adhere to those instructions. In most cases, rookie floaters touch their eyes or face 20 minutes into the float session. That’s the time a floater starts feeling hot, and the next thing they feel is sweat is running down their foreheads. So what do they do? They use hands to wipe it off and then, BOOM! Epsom salt everywhere in your face and eyes. Everything stings and now the entire sensory deprivation session is completely ruined.
Many float centers provide towels that the floaters can use in case they touch their faces. If you opt to float at home, it’s recommended to keep small washcloths near your float tank so that if you happen to touch your face, you can wipe off the salty solution and get back to your float immediately.
Not Fully Relaxing
One of the most challenging tasks is relaxing while laying on water. Most people make the mistake of trying too hard to float and that makes it hard for them to relax. Keep in mind that it’s impossible to drown while in a sensory deprivation tank because of the buoyancy associated with Epsom salt solution.
Many rookie floaters say that the common areas of tension are upper back and neck. It’s advisable to float with your arms slightly above your head to ease any possible tension on your back and spine. Some people opt to use an inflatable float pillow while in the float tank. Try different positions and relax to enjoy the benefits of floatation therapy.
Lack of Purpose While Floating
Some people float to calm their minds and meditate. It’s also common for someone to float for mental aspects such as personal optimization and increasing focus. To achieve the benefits of sensory deprivation, it’s wise to set a purpose for your float activities.
Therefore, before hopping into the float tank, decide the primary goal – boosting your creativity, relaxation, or visualizing an important upcoming event.
When done correctly, sensory deprivation is an effective way of relaxing, increasing your mental creativity, and more.