Maj 28

Öppettider i sommar

Här finns information om när vi har öppet i juni-aug. Denna ska stämma, men ring alltid innan om du inte använder online bokningen för att vara säker på att vi har öppet.

Apr 02

Floating och graviditet (artikel på engelska)

floating-pregnant_on-back_icon-300x217(artikel från Floattanksolutions)

Upon gaining a doctor’s approval, there has been a growing trend of floating during pregnancy. Some take on floating to help reduce back pain while others just love to hear their baby’s heartbeat underwater.

The rise in floating while pregnant has sparked a lot of questions. While any medical questions are obviously best left to the doctors, there are some obvious queries that are clearly float related. Like, ‘how to comfortably float while with child,’ for instance.

If you are asked by a pregnant woman for tips on how to float comfortably, the following are a few suggestions. First of all, assure her it is safe for her to float on her back or her belly. Outside of the tank, this position would be risky for the health of the mom and the baby, however, in the weightlessness of a sensory deprivation tank this doesn’t appear to be the case.*

Let any pregnant woman know to get in and out of the tank cautiously, as the surfaces will be slippery and her sense of balance might be a bit wonky.

Getting Into a Comfortable Floating Position

 

Successfully accomplishing the following positions may depend on factors such as height, body type, and ultimately personal preference:

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You may want to have neck pillows available for your clients’ float. One good option for a neck pillow is a pool noodle cut in half crosswise, so it can fit sideways in your sensory deprivation tank. A pregnant woman can actually lay on her belly while she floats, with her arms across the noodle, and the noodle under her chin to keep her face out of the water. Even if she falls asleep, her head will remain supported by the noodle.

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Another suggestion for floating belly down in the water is to have the client put her elbows on the floor of the tank and chin in her hands. The depth of the water is approximately the length of their forearms, so her face will remain dry. Some women find this satisfying as the position provides a great stretch to the spine.

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A pregnant floater might also be comfortable crossing her arms under her chin and floating belly down in the water, resting her head on her forearms. This is very similar to floating with a pool noodle, and for some, might be preferable. Floating belly down can be a real release of pressure during pregnancy: a lot of the weight of the growing uterus pushes against the mother’s organs, and letting the salt water support this weight for 90 minutes can be quite blissful.

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As far as tips for a pregnant woman floating on her back, just let her know she is safe to float this way (again, pending approval from her doctor). She could use the noodle pillow under her lower back, but she probably won’t need it. Chances are that the Epsom salt will support her and baby beautifully.

 

This Goes Without Saying, But…

 

This next statement is common sense but… don’t assume a woman is pregnant. Allow your intake form / waiver take on this sensitive subject. It’s probably best to only offer these floating suggestions if you are asked. If a woman asks for advice, or you already know she is pregnant, rest assured she will love her float experience and appreciate any tips you can share. It is a great time for the mother and baby to bond, and for Mom to get a bit of rest and relaxation.

 

Dads Need Floats Too

 

Take this opportunity to suggest that Dad floats as well, after all fathers have needs too! It can be quite stressful and exhilarating preparing for a new baby, and floating is always an amazing stress reliever, regardless of whether or not you actually have another life form actually growing inside of you.

 

Only With Doctor’s Approval

floating-with-doctor-approval-263x300It’s best to CYA and state upfront that you are not a doctor or medical professional, and any tips you offer come from the personal experiences of previous pregnant floaters. The conditions of every pregnancy can be different and all expecting mothers should seek the approval of their doctor before floating.

Some sources online state that women should not float during their first trimester. There is no data we’ve found to support this concern, but this seems reasonable that it’s in place because many miscarriages happen during the first trimester. If a woman miscarried right after her float, or she attributed a miscarriage to floating, this could be terrible for everyone involved.

Miscarriages happen frequently, somewhere between 5%-75% of pregnancies miscarry within the first trimester depending on the conditions** (the higher percentage in this scale are IVF pregnancies that fail to implant properly and those families can be the most devastated by miscarriages).

Definitely take all of the information presented in this blog post with a grain of salt, and make sure that any pregnant customers consult their doctors. However, from my personal experience, floating through pregnancy can be a real load off – in many ways.

For more reading, check out my personal blog about floating while pregnant.

Leah Pellegrini

 

* The risk is related to a pregnant woman lying down on her back (on a flat surface, not a float tank) is due to constriction of blood flow to the placenta. This can interfere with the development of the baby. Also, the weight of the uterus can put pressure on major veins causing dizziness and discomfort for the mother. In a sensory deprivation tank, this doesn’t seem to happen, because there is no rigid surface behind the mother to cause detrimental pressure on the circulatory system. Furthermore, floating has been shown to have positive benefits such as lowering blood pressure, which can also help a pregnant mother to have healthy blood flow to her heart and to the baby’s placenta.
** statistical numbers gathered from Friedman, Lynn, M.D. and Irene Daria. Miscarriage: A Woman Doctor’s Guide. New York: Kensington Health: 2001

Feb 29

Nu kan du betala i Webshopen med Swish

Även befintliga ordrar som inte är betalade går att betala med Swish. Maila oss för info. info@alternativhalsan.nu

Feb 26

Nu kan du beställa Onnit New Hemp Force

Det går utmärkt att kombinera med T+ för maximala resultat. Beställ här

Feb 23

Onnit T+ kommer in nästa vecka

Det går bra att förhandsboka.

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Dec 23

Tack för ett fantastiskt 2015

Tack för ett underbart år alla kunder/vänner! Vi skulle inte existera utan er! Idag stänger vi 14:30 sedan öppnar vi igen 12 januari. God Jul och Gott nytt år!

Dec 10

Shroom Tech Sport kommer in nästa vecka, förhandsbeställ gärna.

Beställ här

Dec 09

New Mood kommer in under nästa vecka, det går bra att lägga order nu

Du kan beställa den genom att klicka här

Dec 05

Årets julklapp, ett presentkort på ”ingenting”

Har du problem att hitta en present till den som har ”allt”? Självklart så ska du ge bort ”ingenting”!

Vi har presentkort på 50/90 min floating-REST behandlingar, även i kombination med massage eller som flergångerskort. Upplev avskärmning av alla yttre intryck under 50-90 minuter, eller ”ingenting” med andra ord.

Självklart så kommer man att uppleva en massa saker i floatingtanken, men inte påverkat av yttre intryck, utan saker som kommer inifrån dig själv.

Så, vi vill påstå att årets julklapp kommer att bli, ”ingenting”.

Beställ via hemsidan eller kom in och köp, vi har öppet ända till den 23 december, för att du som inte haft tid, eller tvekat i det längsta ska kunna ge bort den perfekta presenten.

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Nov 05

Alpha Brain kommer in nästa vecka, det går att lägga order idag!

Vi kommer att försöka vårt bästa att det inte blir slut på lager, men denna första batch är efterlängtad, så vi kan inte lova något 🙂

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