Learn more about pregnancy and float therapy. Kirsten and Lena run both a birth center and float center up in Alaska. They use floating to help their clients through their pregnancies with great results. Kirsten and Lena talk about the benefits floating can have for pregnant women, and discuss what risks may be associated with floating while pregnant.
Monday, August 08, 2016 07:13PM
CHICAGO (WLS) --When the Chicago Cubs re-built their club house, they included a float tank, which is the latest craze for a healthy body and mind.
A float tank is essentially a personal pool filled with 10 inches of body-temperature water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt.
"It's a zero-gravity experience that cushions your body like a cloud," said Gloria Irwin, owner of Float Sixty in the city's River North neighborhood. She adds: "It really creates that euphoric state of complete weightlessness."
Float Sixty's clients include some of the most-recognized athletes from many Chicago sports teams.
Irwin said the magnesium sulfate helps the body - joints, muscles, etc. - naturally relax.
"It's a natural muscle relaxer. That's why it's so wonderful for people who are physically active," she said.
Jonathan Toews, Jeremy Roenick and Matt Forte are among the floaters at Float Sixty.
"Athletes just understand there are a lot of new methods out there for taking care of their bodies," Irwin said. "The quality of being in that space where there is absolutely no tension on your body whatsoever."
ACB7 Sports reporter Dionne Miller gave it a try. She had a tough time being still for 60 minutes, but believes that the art of stillness can have lasting benefits.
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Never been to Float Sixty? Check out this virtual 3D tour of our whole 2500 square foot facility in River North. See a Float Tank, Float Pod and Float Room and decide which one you want to experience First!
Float Sixty was featured this week in the Chicago Sun Times lifestyle magazine SPLASH: http://splash.suntimes.com/2016/04/14/6-ways-to-shape-up-for-spring
Author Amber Gibson highlights Six Ways to Shape Up for Spring:
"Look and feel like a million bucks — for much less — this spring with a little help from theselocal spots"
This month's cover is graced with the beautiful Sarah Wood and her courageous story of surviving Breast Cancer: