FLOATING @ Float Chiang Mai:
Floating therapy is a simple, effective way to invest in your own health and happiness. Flotation may be less widely acknowledged than yoga and meditation but it’s proven to be similarly effective in the art of stress reduction. The unique element here, however, is that the nature of the treatment not only offers mental clarity but immediate physical relief.
A floating tank is filled with about twenty five centimetres of water, into which a hundred kilos of Epson salts (magnesium sulphate) have been dissolved, which makes it a similar density to the Dead Sea. This solution, nearly saturated, is so buoyant that one can easily float with little effort. The water is exactly at body temperature, obscuring the normal sensation of having limbs; The salt also makes the water sterile and the absence of chlorine means there is no unpleasant smell.
The purported benefits of floating include: lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, increased relaxation, faster recovery from jet lag, intense workout, more optimism, deeper sleep, enhanced creativity and lower anxiety. Floating at Float Chiang Mai is also
suggested for people with chronic pain, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and insomnia (an hour of floating is said to be the equivalent of four to eight hours of sleep). However, if you suffer from claustrophobia, you might want to keep the lid open.
Float Chiang Mai offers one-off sessions of sixty minutes for 1,800 THB with 20% off on Tuesdays and 30% off on Thursdays. You can also ask them about first time floater specials and membership programs.
Float Chiang Mai is located at Trio Condo, 1st Floor.
Huay Kaew Road. Chiang Mai. Tel. 053-218 224