Pain Management and Floatation
Float your pain away!
Pain is the reason behind about 80 percent of physician visits. Not only does pain take a physical toll but it also interferes with patients' social, mental, emotional and spiritual sides.
A person struggling with pain may find it difficult to carry out daily activities and engage in social activities
Research continues to support the health benefits of Floatation therapy for pain management. Find out how it can help these five painful conditions.
1. Back / Spine/ Neck Pain Treatment
Discomfort along the back, spine and neck are three of the most distressing forms of chronic pain. It affects roughly two-thirds of the population at some point in life.
Floatation therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat pain along the back, spine and neck.
Floating in Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulfate) enables the human body to take a position which is unlike being in a bed or lying on any other surface. This particular position is characterized by the following:
The spine is completely straight and allowed to be lengthen
Individual vertebrae are not functional twisted
All muscle groups can relax simultaneously
The effects of gravity are removed and pressure on the back, inter-vertebral discs, neck, joints and muscles is relieved. The release of this pressure increases blood flow to areas in need of healing
Hereby acute and chronic tension is released and slipped discs, joint pains, sciatica, lumbago, pulled muscles or sprains improve by floating.
2. Fibromyalgia Treatment
Case studies has shown by only first three floats pain relief reaches up to 33%. And would reach near to 100% if a long extended number of floats.
3. Post-Operation Pain Relief
Post-operative pain can complicate recovery, lengthen hospital stays and interfere with a patient’s return to activities. Float therapy can be effective for reducing pain intensity/severity and anxiety in patients undergoing surgical procedures. And helps them to improve their sleep.
4. Migraine Relief
Recent Research has shown float therapy can decrease perceived pain, frequency, duration and intensity for those dealing with tension headaches. It is believed that extreme relaxation causes a shift in brainwaves that elicits the body’s natural healing capabilities
5. Arthritis Treatment
Floatation Therapy relaxes the patient and provides relief to tender “trigger points” located throughout the body.
Epsom salt bath benefits include relief from sore muscles, pain and inflammation in joints, including symptoms of arthritis. An Epsom salt bath in a float tank takes this relief to the next level. Research had proven that being in that weightless environment reduces the lactic acid levels in your blood increase the blood flow, thus easing pain and inflammation. Also, the deep relaxation causes the body to release endorphins — the body’s all-natural “pain killers.” Thus significantly impacting some rheumatoid arthritis patient’s ability to control the mobility of their limbs.
Testimonials related to pain:
Dr. Cory Arth
“Floating is the most potent unloading and regenerating tool that I have, and I haven’t met a person who didn’t massively benefit from getting the nervous system to chill out and having all of the body’s joints open up for a bit. I love it”
Borrie R & Dr T Russell (2011) Floatation REST Therapy Results in Pain Relief and Relaxation for Fibromyalgia Patients. London, Berlin, Colleyville & Rotterdam. – See summary of research here
H Edebol, T Norlander, S A Bood (2008) Chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders and Their Treatment Using Flotation-REST –full view of research here
Fibromyalgia Floatation Project – The International Floatation Research Group (Ongoing) – Website
John TurnerJr., Anna DeLeon, Cathy Gibson, Thomas Fine (January 2005) Effects of flotation REST on range of motion, grip strength and pain in rheumatoid arthritics.. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation,
Sven-Ake Bood (2007) Bending and Mending the Neurosignature. Karlstad University Sweden – See summary of research here.
A Kjellgren, U Sundequist, T Norlander, T Archer (2001) Effects of flotation-REST on muscle tension pain – See summary of research here
Roderick Borrie, Tamara Russell, Stefan Schenider (2012) The effects of floatation REST on the symptoms of fibromyalgia.. Presented at Float Summit,
Randy Rzewnick, Alistair B. C. Wallbaum, Howard Steele, Peter Suedfeld. (1990) REST for muscle contraction headaches: a comparison of two REST environments combined with progressive muscle relaxation training. Restricted Environmental Stimulation,
Varughese (May 2012 ) Why all migraine patients should be treated with magnesium.Mauskop A1. Journal of Neural Transmission,.