floatation therapy and pms

Float away PMS!

Ok gentlemen you can tune this out, this blog is for the ladies! Unless, you want to make the lady in your life smile because you are thinking of her and that trepidatious time of the month when you tiptoe around on egg shells to keep her happy. ;)

This blog is inspired by the changes I have observed in my body with regular floating. This is MY TESTIMONIAL! Over the past 2 months, I have been able to float 2 to 3 times a week and I have noticed some interesting changes in my menstrual cycle. Mostly importantly, I have found relief from my PMS! GASP! What?!? NOOO WAAAYY!!!  

As I have progressed through my 20s and into my 30s, I have noticed my PMS symptoms getting worse.  I spend more time feeling bloated, more time being sore and more time being grumpy! :(
Last month, I noticed that I didn't suffer from the same level of moodiness, bloating and overall achiness. This month, when my Aunt Flow arrived, I was in disbelief.  I didn't have ANY of my pre-period symptoms! NO headache, NO swollen boobs, NO belly bloating, NO low back pain, no desire to eat a pound of salty sweet chocolate covered pretzles and none of the usual misery that I have experienced for the past DECADE!  The only thing different about my life right now is FLOATING! My diet has not changed. I am probably under more stress than ever, getting less sleep and exercise then usual.

I have started to read the book, Transdermal Magnesium Therapy by Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., ODM, DM (P)  and I am learning just how critical Magnesium is for every cell in our body. I also learned that there is a scientific explanation for what happened to my PMS!

"Magnesium plays a critical role in a wide range of essential activities including many functions relevant to premenstrual changes experienced by some women. Magnesium is classed as "nature's tranquilizer" and is so vital in those aspects of the Pre-Menstrual symptoms that relate to anxiety, tension, etc. Women with PMS have been found to have lower levels of red blood cell magnesium than women who don't have symptoms and the supplementation of magnesium has been found to be extremely useful in alleviating many of the PMS symptoms and even more effective when with taken with vitamin B6 at the same time. A Mg deficiency can cause blood vessels to go into spasms, so if you suffer from menstrual migraine Mg can be useful in preventing these spasms. Magnesium is necessary for serotonin symbiosis, which in turn is critical in mood regulation. Mg also appears to promote proper fluid balance, helping to ease the uncomfortable build up of excess fluid experienced by women prior to menstruation. Inadequate magnesium levels have also been found in women who experience premenstrual cravings and appetite changes."

WHOA! Magical Magnesium! 

I realize that most women don't own float centers and that floating 2-3 times a week is not practical or possible for everyone.  Don't worry, you can still get your body the magnesium it needs by simply soaking your feet in an epsom salt foot bath for 20 minutes. Epsom salt is available at grocery stores and pharmacies everywhere.  We also keep 50 pound bags on hand and will gladly sell you a bag upon request.

Any other ladies out there who have experienced similar relief from Transdermal Magnesium Therapy? Tell us about it!  We want to hear your story! Haven't tried Floating or Epsom Salt soaks?  What is stopping you?