December 20, 2021

How Float Tanks Help: The Physical and Mental Benefits of Magnesium

A man taking float therapy at Float Lab Perth

Have you ever wondered why you can float so well when you are inside a float tank?

Well, it’s mainly due to the fact that the water in the float tank is so dense with magnesium that your body becomes extra buoyant and sits comfortably atop the water. This sets a float tank or a ‘sensory deprivation tank’ apart from a regular bath.


So, why use magnesium in our float tanks?

Nearly every system in our body needs magnesium to function correctly. However, the majority of people do not get nearly enough magnesium, even in a healthy diet, to benefit from its effects.

The most effective way to absorb magnesium is through your skin. Therefore, it doesn’t get much better than floating in a huge, relaxing, immersive pod full of it and giving your body the time to absorb as much as it needs.

Scientists have carried out many studies about magnesium, and new benefits are being discovered every day. Here are just a few of the advantages of magnesium:


Float Tanks with Magnesium Combat Depression

Every year, around 1 million Australian adults report that they have depression. There are many different causes of depression. However, multiple studies have found a significant link between low magnesium intake and depression in adults. Take a look at the study linked here to read more.

Essentially, doctors have found that an increase in magnesium intake can improve the symptoms of depression and low mood. One of the most efficient ways to begin the supplementation of magnesium is through float therapy.


Float Tanks Improve Exercise Performance and Reduce Muscle Recovery Time

Sports science studies have revealed that upping your magnesium can improve your athletic performance. The studies showed a significant improvement in running, swimming and cycling times after athletes committed to magnesium supplementation.

Also, magnesium helps break down the lactic acid that builds up in your muscles after exercise that causes muscle pain. Therefore, having a float tank session and absorbing high levels of magnesium after your workout helps cut down your recovery time – meaning you can stand up from your chair without screaming after leg day.


Float Tanks Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can lead to many long term health complications. If you experience high blood pressure, studies have revealed that magnesium can be highly beneficial in lowering it to a healthier level.


Magnesium in Float Tanks Has Anti-inflammatory Properties

Inflammation throughout our bodies often leads to issues such as headaches or joint pain, and long term inflammation can lead to disease and weight gain. A lack of exercise, inflammatory foods, and stress results in increased inflammation. However, an increase in magnesium can help combat these issues and aid you in achieving an overall healthier lifestyle.


Magnesium in Float Tanks Lessens Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms

Many women suffer from PMS, and it can make getting through each month very difficult for some. Studies have shown that upping your magnesium can help to reduce water retention, bloating, cramps, tiredness and improve mood.


Improve Your Wellbeing with Float Lab’s Magnesium Float Tanks

To learn more about the benefits of magnesium or to book your float therapy session, please contact Float Lab. We now have Float Lab locations in North Beach, Wembley and Currambine.