Pain ReliefSufferers of chronic pain can gain relief by using floatation for pain management
Improve your quality of life
Pain dramatically impacts our quality of life. The sense of it being beyond our control can be dispiriting and living with pain can sometimes feel overwhelming. But there are options out there which offer ways to cope, and floating is a powerful tool. When you feel able to cope your sense of suffering is reduced and you have more freedom and motivation to get out there and do what you enjoy.
Find relief in Floatation
Floatation offers a variety of benefits for those experiencing pain, whether it be from injury or chronic conditions such as Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and back pain. Those experiencing tension headaches have found relief through floating. Floating has been used extensively by people involved in road traffic accidents and following sports injuries to ameliorate pain and accelerate recovery. A wealth of research into the effects of floatation on a variety of conditions has found significant reductions in the levels of pain reported by the participants.
Reducing stress reduces pain
Many sufferers of chronic pain are in a constant state of stress in reaction to the pain they experience. By learning to manage your stress you can manage your pain. The reduction in stress floating provides can reduce the subjective intensity of the pain experienced and reduce sensitivity to pain.
Break the pain cycle
Pain causes the body to adjust posture and motion to avoid the pain. After a while, these adjustments become normalised and habitual. However, over time these changes in the way muscles and ligaments move can themselves cause problems and lead to other injuries and further pain. So further adjustments occur, and the cycle continues. Floating offers a mechanism to break the pain cycle by allowing habitual tensions to be noticed and consciously relaxed.
“I felt held, secure, safe, enveloped and surrounded by this wonderful water that was so good to feel against my painful body. I had immediate pain relief and no breakthrough pain for 17 hours after my first float.”
Floating for Fibromyalgia
A worldwide research project was organised by Dr Rod Borrie in 2010 to gather data on the effects of floatation on Fibromyalgia. The positive results are outlined in this presentation he gave at the 2012 International Float Confernece. These results led on to a further series of research studies which are currently under way by the Fibromyalgia Flotation Project. Their first results provided compelling evidence that floatation can greatly improve the lives of people with Fibromyalgia by significantly decreasing their pain, muscle tension, anxiety and stress.