Pain. No matter where you feel it, pain is never welcome. Unfortunately, it happens for all sorts of reasons and often unexpectedly, and most of the time, taking medicine for pain-relief just won’t cut it. Before you feel helpless and hopeless, you might want to consider floatation therapy.
Floatation therapy can effectively provide relief for different kinds of pain, from debilitating migraines to backaches and arthritis. As you effortlessly float in a pod without pressure on any of your joints and muscles, you can feel tension and stress seeping away and your pains dissipating.
Interested? Peace in a Pod tells you what you need to know about floatation therapy and what it can do for different types of pain:
Floatation Therapy for Tense Muscles and Stress-Related Pain
Whoever said stress is just in the mind may not have really experienced getting stressed! More than the typical “worry” that others perceive as stress, it actually manifests as physical pain.
It’s because the muscles get tense when you experience stress. After all, when the brains recognize stress signals, it prepares the body to either fight or flee. It produces higher cortisol levels and adrenaline, which quickens the heart rate and tenses the muscles. But when the body doesn’t do any “fighting or fleeing,” it is left with discomfort and a lot of achy muscles.
Floating works amazingly for muscle. Because of the Epsom salt solution used, which has deeply relaxing properties, the warm temperature, and buoyancy, people can find their tense muscles relaxing in the float pods.
Whether it’s for relieving tension in the muscles and joints or for mental relaxation, floating can address stress and its symptoms. Inside the float pods, anyone can experience a calmness that lasts until they’re home! A study showed that floatation therapy significantly reduced the pain intensity felt by the participants who regularly floated over a three-week period. The result is a relief that is experienced both mentally, physically, and even emotionally.
Floatation Therapy for Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can affect your quality of life, especially when it forces you to shut yourself in a dark room, unable to work or even stand! If you are tired of taking headache pills that only give you relief for a few hours and may be damaging your health more, you should definitely try floating.
Studies show that combining floatation REST or Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy and muscle relaxation can have beneficial effects on muscle contraction experienced by headache sufferers.
Floatation Therapy for Chronic Pain
Chronic pains are not easy to treat because it’s almost impossible to determine what’s causing them. Thankfully, some research show evidence that floating can provide people living with fibromyalgia with relief. There aren’t many studies focusing on other chronic conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, but the benefits of floatation therapy for stress reduction and muscle tension relief may provide relief to different types of chronic pain.
Floatation Therapy for Arthritis
Joints are the ones mainly affected by arthritis, and it can really be painful. It may even hinder one from doing daily activities. While not exactly a cure, floatation therapy has been effective in reducing the pain intensity felt by those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
There are indeed many benefits to floating that you should not miss out on, especially if you have been suffering from stress, tense muscles, headaches, chronic pains, and arthritis. As the sensories are reduced and the body experiences weightlessness, the body produces high levels of endorphins and enkephalins, which alleviates pain better than a lot of prescription drugs.
When you’re ready to experience the benefits of floating, Peace in a Pod welcomes you to our relaxing V2 Dreampods. You can enjoy floatation therapy in Perth and be treated to hours of relaxation and pain relief in our magnesium infused water pods.