Massage – The Perfect Relaxation Treatment to Pair with Float Therapy

Pairing massage with floating therapy can help you achieve a huge improvement in your life as it relieves not only body pains but even help ease away mental stress.

In this post, Peace in a Pod will share how the combination of these two modalities can be the best self-care routine you could ever have: 

What Is Floating?

Float tanks are designed to be dark tanks filled with water and soundproof. A float tank or pod contains a 10-inch layer of water saturated with Epsom salt at around 1000 lbs.

Float tanks are made with a solid tank cover and a lid to keep them light-proof and soundproof.

As water is a buoyant material, you will be gently pushed up from the bottom of the tank.

In the center of the tank is a circular tank exit.

Opening this drain will allow your body to release from the water and any excess fluid from your body. This is how floating therapy works.

After this, you will be lying completely weightless in the water with your eyes closed and your body completely submerged in the water.

How Floating Therapy Works

First, floating therapy is designed to be relaxing, and in some cases, it can help relieve pain. Floating can help your body to relax through a range of benefits, including:

  • Improved blood flow
  • Decreased pain and stress
  • Enhanced creativity and inspiration
  • Ability to enter in a meditative state
  • Floating therapy is a great way to treat PTSD and even help reduce panic attacks.

Because floating therapy is a form of weightless environment, it releases the pressure from your muscles, thus reducing many physical discomforts.

With the initial pressure release and the removal of other stimuli such as sound, light, and pain, floating therapy is a great way to help your body relax and help you fall asleep.

Floating therapy gives your body a deep sense of relaxation and well-being while exposing you to a different state of consciousness.

It’s a great way to clear your mind, ease away your worries, and help you achieve a great sense of inner peace.

This is one of the reasons why some people come back to tank sessions over and over again.

Why Are Massage and Floating Beneficial When Done Together?

Laying flat on your stomach while receiving a massage is one of the most relaxing things you can do to yourself. This is because our body is designed to be in a horizontal state whenever we are at rest.

By lying flat on a massage table, you are giving yourself the chance to restore your body to its natural state of being. While floating in a tank, you are basically in a horizontal or almost a fetal position.

This makes floating therapy and massages a great way to restore your body to its natural state.

The combination of floating and massage helps you achieve a state of total relaxation. Floating therapy also helps release built-up stress and tension in your body. Inflating your muscles are thus essential in relieving muscle stress.

By combining floating therapy and massage, you can increase the effectiveness of both to help you achieve an even better result.

Should You Get a Massage Before or After Floating?

Getting a massage before going to a float tank session is an excellent way to prepare your body for a better relaxation process.

But getting a massage right after a float tank session is a great option too.

It depends on what you feel that day. Either way, it is still very beneficial to get the massage and the float tank session once a month or once a week, depending on your schedule.


In summary, getting a massage in combination with a float tank session will help your body develop stress resistance. This is because experiencing a float tank session enables your body to release the built-up stress and tension in your body. This is a great way to make sure you stay fit, stay healthy, and stay happy.

To get the best results, you should float and get a massage from reputable and certified therapists like the ones from Peace in a Pod.

Peace in a Pod offers you an array of services including floating and massage therapies, among others. We also have the latest high-end pods in Perth that can provide you with the most wonderful floating experience. Contact us today and set your appointment!