Many centers have reported that pregnant woman are some of their most satisfied float customers. By flipping onto the stomach and resting chin on hands with elbows touching the bottom, all the weight of the baby can be effectively removed from the mother’s body, a welcome relief in the 8th or 9th month. We’ve also had women report deep levels of connection with their unborn children while floating in the tank.
Even without a float tank, visualization can actually build muscle memory at about 70% the efficiency of actually physically practicing a skill. This is thanks to mirror neurons, one of our brains vital learning mechanisms. Being in the tank provides the ideal environment to take advantage of visualization techniques, increasing this learning efficiency.
The abundance of resources freed up while floating allows our body to reallocate that energy towards building up our defenses, giving us a nice boost of immunity during and after a float.