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Mental Health Exposed: How Anxiety & Dehydration are Linked (& Why Floating is Medicine)

As floating continues to become more popular every day, more studies begin to pop up on how floating has a positive impact on serious issues like anxiety, depression, and overall mental health.

Before we dive into the waters of mental health a little, let’s dive into this:

What does floating in 1,200 pounds of magnesium do and why is it a key to unlocking the door of a “healthy” mind?

Have you ever noticed after your float that relaxed and “high” feeling you can’t quite explain? Or as we like to call it, “the post-float glow”?

Being exposed to that much magnesium allows your body to be hydrated at a cellular level. Quite literally, the magnesium is hydrating your cells which in turn boosts the “feel good” hormone.

Countless studies show over 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Dehydration doesn’t just cause yellow pee, headaches, and chronic fatigue. It causes mental health problems too such as anxiety, stress, and depression.

So how does floating support something like anxiety and stress?


When you’re in the float tank, you’re experiencing a completely new connection to your heartbeat and your breath. Being connected to both of these things creates what meditators call “mindfulness”. Being that present with your own heartbeat and breath reduces stress, lowers cortisol, and boosts your mood. All outside sensory that causes anxiety is non-present and all that remains is the connection with “self”. Floating also dramatically reduces stress by allowing the body to consume vital minerals.

This month we’re focusing on hydration and how floating, magnesium, and good water can support some of the debilitating mental illnesses our world suffers today.

We’re excited to share with you two things we’re bringing in to support you (& those you love) in hydration this month:

  1. Ocean minerals - a little blue bottle filled with every mineral that makes up your body. Adding this one thing to your water supports your body's hydration beyond words.

  2. We’re bringing in a guest speaker to go deep into the waters of hydration, healing, and how floating + minerals can support you.

We’ll be sending you an email with information on our workshop this month (held at Cap Floats Auburn) and why you won’t want to miss it.

*Note: space is limited as we’re taking necessary safety precautions. So what can you do to support your mental health and body in becoming hydrated this month?

💧 Keep floating!

💧 Drink well-sourced water (if possible, spring water. Don’t worry, we’ll talk all about it at the workshop).

💧 Grab a bottle of ocean minerals from the center and talk to us about how to add them to your water.

💧 Join us for a one-of-a-kind workshop and learn about dehydration, hydration, and how to support your body.

You’re already supporting your mental wellbeing by floating, keep it up!

Know someone who struggles with mental health that could benefit from floating? Send them this blog post and have them book a 1 on 1 call with our float facilitators to see how floating can be of benefit to them.


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