Don't put up with aches and pains... Float!

Aches and pains are unfortunately an everyday part of life for many... particularly as you get older and realise you're no longer the spring chicken you once were!

In some instances our bodies can become beset by chronic pain conditions or we can suffer injuries which not only have a physical impact but can affect our mental health and perceptions. This overarching impact can even affect the relationships with those around us and cause even more stress to you and your loved ones.

There is of course medication which can help immensely in managing pain and professional advice is always the first port of call for treating any afflictions we may have. 

The Self-Healing Machine

While there are numerous types of medication available, it is worth remembering that our physical bodies are remarkable biological machines which have the ability to self-repair and self-heal given the right conditions of genuine rest and recuperation.

The floatation environment is completely unique in that it provides the perfect conditions to enable a deep level of rest and relief due to the removal of all physical stress on the body in the weightless bliss of the floatation pod.

What the Research Says

There have been many scientific studies into the effect of Floatation R.E.S.T (Restricted Environment Stimulation Therapy) on the subjective experience of chronic pain. It is this internal subjective element which has become the focus of pain management programs in recent times as opposed to the sole reliance on external management through medication. As a result, behavioural management, relaxation training and cognitive-behavioural approaches have been developed to combat the subjective experience of pain. Floatation has now also entered the fray.

In a study by Turner and Fine on the effect of Floatation on chronic pain experience, over 50% of patients rated themselves as pain free after floatation sessions while all patients rated floatation as more relaxing and pain relieving than other behavioural pain management methods such as Biofeedback Assisted Relaxation.  

Studies into the effect on rheumatic aches (Mereday, Leham and Borrie), pre-menstrual pain (Goldstein and Jessen) and chronic headaches (Wallbaum, Rzewnicki, Steele, & Suedfeld) have all shown that floatation had a positive effect and significantly reduced the experience of pain.

A dedicated study into the impact and duration of the effects of floatation by Bood revealed the following:

Results... indicated that that the positive effects of the floatation–REST therapy were typically maintained 4 months after treatment. The patients’ experienced pain areas decreased by 48% as a result of the treatment and maintained at the same level after the 4 months with no treatment.
— Eliciting the Relaxation Response With the Help of Floatation–REST in Patients With Stress-Related Ailments - Bood, Nordstrom, L, Nordenstrom, Nordstrom, G. (2006)

The longevity of the effects indicates that floatation can positively change how pain is perceived and processed by the mind and thus should be considered as a highly beneficial part of any pain management program.

So don't put up with those aches and pains and suffer through them. Try floatation and see what it can do for you today! Relief could just be a click away.