We know that chronic pain has both mental and physical ascents, effecting out mind and body. Floatation therapy’s effects on both makes it a great help for chronic pain.
Major studies found Floatation’s effectiveness for easing physical aspects of pain and chronic pain, such as muscle tension but also supports mental strength to deal with pain. People suffering from arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, back and neck pain and sore muscles report improvement of mental health and how much they were bothered by pain during the treatment.
“All the respondents receiving different pain treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, surgery or pain injections reported more short-term and long term pain relief from floatation than from these treatments.”
“Floating helps with pain by stopping the stress-pain cycle. Normally when people feel pain, it involves a stress response, but when in relaxation state in the float tank, sufferers are able to feel pain without the stress response. Over time this can reset the associations of pain and stress. “
I had met Anton from Float Culture a few nights before my first float. On talking to him about my writings on ‘the importance of feeling’ he asked that I take two floats and write a blog post from this perspective. So what’s so special about ‘feeling’? It’s a different way of looking at self-awareness. […]Read more
I make a lot of noise about the benefits of floatation. It’s relaxing, it’s great for the joints, works wonders for stress. But that’s sort of like getting excited over the fitness benefits of mountaineering and ignoring the fact that you’re having a religious experience clinging to an ice face on the roof of the […]Read more
Sensory deprivation (in psychology) is an experimental situation in which all stimulation is cut off from the sensory receptors. What we know about the benefits of floatation continuously leaves us amazed by the power of the human body. Not because of the states of relaxation and elation that floating can endure. No, rather the body’s […]Read more
Crunch time. Deadlines. We all have these periods that consume all our attention pop up in our lives. Often times the work seems so daunting and monumental that it manages to push aside just about everything else that is unrelated. Too often this includes pushing aside the things that keep us happy, healthy and less […]Read more