Everyone has their own form of therapy. Some could spend time in nature, working out, reading a book or seeking professional assistance from a licensed therapist to receive therapy.Conversations with family, friends and co-workers could also feel like a therapy session.

Personally, I enjoy spending time outdoors, taking in the sunshine and being in nature as a form of therapy. I also like to go to red light therapy, receive massage therapy and reiki therapy sessions as well.

I was curious when I came across float therapy within the Hudson Valley. 

What Is Float Therapy?

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I love the beach, beautiful waterfalls, swimming pools and jacuzzis. A warm jetted tub is relaxing and a great way to unwind. I haven't tried float therapy yet but I'm intrigued.

Health.com shared information about float therapy. They explained that float therapy is also known as sensory deprivation tank therapy as well.

Guests can experience float therapy by floating in a tank, a sensory deprivation tank. This tank is filled with water and the goal of this process is meant to not only calm the body but the mind as well. 

Health.com shared that

"REST is at the root of floatation therapy's efficacy. It stands for "restricted environmental stimulation therapy."

While in the tank during float therapy, guests can try to quiet their mind without any distractions.

What Will Happen During A Float Therapy Session?

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Health.com explained that there's warm water in the tank which is also filled with epsom salt. They also explained that

"The salty water is heated to match your body temperature."

Guests can wear a bathing suit and also use earplugs which will help reduce any sound. The room has dimmed lights and the tank options include leaving the lid either open, slightly closed or guests can completely close it.

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What Are The Benefits Of Float Therapy?


Health.com continued to share that float therapy can assist with improving circulation, reducing aches, pains, stress anxiety and more.

They continued to share that due to the lack of outside stimuli, guests wouldn't have any distractions, this would allow them to not only relax but reduce anxiety, heart rate, blood pressure and more.

Continued benefits of float therapy also include an improved quality of sleep and can help alleviate headaches.

Web MD shared can aid with detoxification and remove free radicals from the body. Since epsom salts are used in the tanks, this would allow the guest to take in magnesium from the epsom salt which would then remove free radicals.

Where Are There Float Therapy Options In The Hudson Valley?

 

Mountain Float Spa

215 Main St, New Paltz NY 12561

Mountain Float Spa is located in Ulster County, NY. This business offers float therapy, massages, acupuncture and reiki healing.

Guests can choose their different float options starting at $45. Float therapy packages are also available. The option to float and also receive a massage in the same is possible. 

Additional information can be found on their website.

Zephyr Float

111 Greenkill Ave, Kingston, NY 12401

Zephyr Float is located in Ulster County, NY. This business offers float therapy and massages. 

Guests can choose their different float options starting at $75. Float therapy packages and bundles are also available. There's an option to experience float therapy and also receive a massage afterwards.

Additional information can be found on their website.

Rise Above Floatation

111 Main St, Mt Kisco, NY 10549

Rise Above Floatation is located in Westchester County, NY. This business offers float therapy sessions and massage therapy. 

Guests can choose their different float options from $95. Float therapy packages and memberships are also available. Booking a float therapy session and massage on the same day is an option.

Additional information can be found on their website.

Have you ever tried float therapy before? If you haven't tried it yet, would you consider it? Share more with us below.

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Have You Ever Heard Of Cryotherapy?

Healthline describe cryotherapy as,

"Cryotherapy, which literally means “cold therapy,” is a technique where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes.

Cryotherapy can be delivered to just one area, or you can opt for whole-body cryotherapy. Localized cryotherapy can be administered in a number of ways, including through ice packs, ice massage, coolant sprays, ice baths, and even through probes administered into tissue."

I have heard that taking cool showers if beneficial to your health but this is stepping it up.

What Are The Benefits Of Cryotherapy?

WEB MD describes the benefits of cryotherapy.

Those who have tried cryotherapy claim that it assists with weight loss, reduces inflammation, pain and swelling, can improve blood circulation, boost metabolism and more.

As always, have a conversation with your doctor before trying something new to make sure its suitable for you.

Here Are 4 Places To Try Cryotherapy In The Hudson Valley

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