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Mother’s Day Floatation Gift Certificates from NeuroFitness

by Martin Miron

Located on the west side of Ann Arbor, NeuroFitness Wellness Center is a modern-day wellness center with four individual suites outfitted with float tanks, showers, body wash and shampoo, heated towel racks and changing areas for personal appointments.

Operations Manager Peg Kelley says, “Now more than ever, as we all continue to face the global pandemic of COVID-19 and everything it entails, reducing stress and enjoying an hour of total silence is every mother’s dream. Even if moms can’t visit in person on their day, NeuroFitness Wellness Center is offering a free floatation therapy experience gift certificate for each one purchased through May 10 to celebrate them. The gift certificates never expire.” First-time floaters receive 25 percent off and additional offers (including Mother’s Day gift certificates) are available at

Other services include cryotherapy, a salt room, and NeurOptimal Neurofeedback. Each of these therapies is designed to reduce stress and enhance healing and relaxation. Floating can help anyone feel better. For some, floatation therapy provides the ultimate in relaxation and recovery; others turn to floating to boost creativity and visualization; for everyone, floating offers a welcome rest from the hustle and bustle of the modern-day world.

Float tank therapy, also known as reduced environmental stimulus therapy or R.E.S.T., is also referred to as sensory deprivation, a technique that has been scientifically proven to have a profoundly positive impact on health and wellness. Float tanks feature a concentrated Epsom salt solution that is more buoyant than the Dead Sea, which means a body will be suspended in it and fully release all the tension it is holding. Patrons may spend 60 minutes floating on their back in darkness and silence or opt for music and mood lighting.

Stress has a direct link to a number of chronic ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disorders and diabetes. Cortisol, the “fight-or-flight” hormone, floods the body during times of stress. Research has found flotation therapy is an excellent tool for stress management, providing a rare chance to get away from it all, including no phones, deadlines or Zoom appointments—no stress.

In addition to the quiet provided in the tank, the Epsom-infused saltwater replenishes the body’s natural supply of magnesium, which helps to regulate cortisol levels, allowing for more balanced hormone production. MIT researchers found that magnesium plays a pivotal role in regulating brain receptors needed for learning and memory function, and that supplementing with magnesium helps clear brain fog.

One of the most common causes of insomnia is stress. The deep relaxation of an isolation float tank allows the nervous system to rest and re-set, which leads to a better night’s sleep; the more you float, the deeper and more positive the effects.

Epsom salt bath benefits include relief from sore muscles, pain, and inflammation in joints, including symptoms of arthritis. Floating weightless in 1,000 pounds of Epsom saltwater reduces the lactic acid levels in the bloodstream, easing pain and inflammation. The profound rest and relaxation cause the body to release endorphins—the body’s all-natural pain killers. The health benefits of floatation therapy can last for days, weeks or even months and additional floats only heighten the effects.

NeuroFitness Wellness Center is located at 6360 Jackson Rd., Ste. A, Ann Arbor. For more information, call 734-206-2012 or visit