FLOATATION THERAPY FOR BACK AND NECK PAIN

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Floatation therapy has achieved remarkable success in easing chronic pains such as neck and back pain, and helps with correcting spinal misalignment issues in a treatment regular program.Statistics show that chronic back pain is next to heart disease. It is estimated that 70–90% of people will suffer from lower back pain in some form at some point in their lives.

Origination and individual perception of pain are related to the degree of relaxation in the muscles and to the general degree of stress in the nervous system.The physical relaxation produced by the sensory deprivation tank makes it an extremely beneficial healing environment, especially for those with injuries or chronic pain. Since the effects and stresses of gravity are lessened, the body is able to more efficiently allocate its resources towards maintenance and healing.This alleviation in conjunction with other therapies like massage, yoga and other exercise can lead to prolonged periods of respite from pain.

How Does Float Therapy Relieve Back Pain?

An increasing body of scientific evidence shows that float therapy can significantly alleviate pain, for a number of reasons:

Reduction of overstimulation of the nervous system

As a physiological form of relaxation, floating has an effect on the subjective perception of pain and on the autonomic nervous system, the system of pathways which transport pain impulses. A radical reduction of exterior sensory stimuli reduces stimulation of the nervous system so perceivably that overstimulation is reduced and pain is perceived as being less intense.

  1. Increased endorphin release

Relaxation and the reduction of sensory stimuli contribute to an increase in the release of endorphins and can thus be linked to pain relief also at bio-chemical level. A higher level of natural opiates in the blood of test persons was reliably tested in various examinations.

  1. Increased magnesium absorption

Magnesium plays an important role in pain management, as it is a natural pain killer besides enhancing many physiological bodily processes. Studies show that magnesium treatment immediately following injury improves both short and long term outcomes among patients with spinal cord injury. Magnesium is easily absorbed via the skin so with over 600kgs of Epsom salts in each of our pods, you’ll be sure to absorb a whole lot of it!

  1. Orthopaedic benefits of being weightless

Floating in a saturated solution of Epsom salt enables the body to take a position which is unlike lying on a bed, bath or any other surface. This particular position is characterised by:

The spine is completely straight

Individual vertebrae are not functionally twisted

All muscle groups can relax simultaneously

Joints, intervertebral discs, ligaments & bones are relieved.

Hereby acute and chronic tension is released and slipped discs, joint pains, sciatica, lumbago, pulled muscles or sprains improve.

Float Therapy And The Spine

Nearly all types of back pain originate in the spine. The spine carries the weight of the torso and has to therefore adapt to pressure in various situations.

Misalignment, one-sided strain, or age-related wear and tear often lead to chronic pain. The spine is divided into three major sections:

Cervical spine

Thoracic spine

Lumbar spine

Each section is associated with distinct problems and kinds of pain:

Cervical spine

Although the cervical spine carries the least amount of weight, blockages in the joints often lead to pain.When suspended in a floatation pod, the vertebrae lie free from any pressure or contortions and are thus able to regenerate in a completely new way. The pain-relieving effect of this treatment is very plausible.

Thoracic spine

The thoracic spine is less often a source of pain, but pain can often be very intense. The ribs are attached to the spine over joints where incorrect movement or accidents can lead to problems.Experience has shown that the healing process of bruising, breaks or sprains is accelerated when the thoracic spine is not weighed down by gravity and lies in a completely relaxed position.

Lumbar spine

Most cases of back pain originate in the lowest section of the spine, as it carries the entire weight of the torso. The inter-vertebral discs, which act as the spine’s shock absorbing system, lose a portion of their fluid every day. The degree to which the discs are replenished diminishes as we grow older or if the spine is subject to a lot of stress and the inter-vertebral disks slowly shrink. Muscle tension decreases and the lumbar spine arches forward. This leads to chronic back pain, which in some cases can seriously impede one’s range of motion.

Floating counteracts the above processes by enabling inter-vertebral disks to regenerate and by slowing down spinal deformation processes.

Slipped discs are often associated with the lumbar spine. When a disc is misaligned, lumbar tissue can press against the spinal nerves causing intense pain that may even radiate down into the legs, it may irritate the nerves or cause other symptoms. Floating again can be used as a supportive post-operational therapy.

Float therapy can serve as a valuable supplement to physical therapies and exercise to alleviate pain and naturally heal spinal issues.

Chronic back pain can effectively be relieved by floating. Establish a regular float practice and experience it yourself!

Book your float now to experience complete weightlessness and pain relief in a non invasive and drugless method of treatment.

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MEDICAL BENEFITS OF FLOATATION THERAPY IN NEW LIGHT

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“How can sitting in a dark salt bath be therapeutic? I’ll just fill my bathtub with Epsom Salts and call it a day.”

Anyone who has tried to describe floatation therapy to the uninitiated is familiar with those dismissive retorts. An all-natural, wonderfully simple holistic therapy that boasts a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits? Sounds too good to be true.

Not to Dr. Justin Feinstein, a neuropsychologist with the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR), whose research on anxiety and flotation therapy is giving skeptics pause.

While he was familiar with floatation therapy as a fringe fad, Dr. Feinstein had his first personal experience with floating while studying cognitive neuroscience at California Institute of Technology. His interest in anxiety, the evolution of brain structures, and theories of consciousness lead him to pursue an understanding of interoception.

Interoception is our sense of and connection to our internal physiology. Interoceptive stimuli are responsible for hunger, respiration, and immune system response, for example. Quite simply, interoception helps us relate to our physiological status and provides a psychological bond to our bodies as a part of ourselves.
Our sense of interoception is also deeply connected with our sense of exteroception – externally originating sensations like touch, sight, and motor awareness that also provide valuable information about our physical status and safety.
Through the courses of his research, Dr. Feinstein found that patients with anxiety disorders experienced a disruption in their interoceptive pathways. He hypothesized that the currently rising rates of anxiety are caused by a flood of external stimulation.
In short, our smartphones are distancing us from ourselves.
Society clearly isn’t going to reverse the tide of technological change, but Dr. Feinstein pursued floatation therapy as a potential antidote to the stimulus overload. Could floating restrict external stimulation and heighten our sense of interoception, effectively treating the root cause of psychological distress?
Early testing shows promising results; Dr. Feinstein and his associates at LIBR’s Float Clinic and Research Center have seen positive outcomes for those experiencing anxiety, depression, and disordered eating. Participants in these exploratory studies not only report feeling better after three sessions, but results from fMRI and EEG scans taken both before and after floating support claims that floatation has a real impact on our brains. In some cases, the difference in pre- versus post-float brain scans mirrors the effects of medication used to treat clinical disorders, without potentially harmful side-effects.
Still think all you need is an hour away from your e-mail to reap the relaxation benefits? Think again. The control groups in Dr. Feinstein’s studies were also placed in a dark, soundproof room, reclining in an anti-gravity chair. While many of the control participants report feeling more relaxed after each session, the physiological effects just don’t stack up when compared to those of the floating group.

It’s still too early to claim floatation therapy as a psychological cure-all, but research is starting to verify what your local float guru has been saying all along: Floatation therapy offers the purest path back to your true self. Schedule a float in Relaxopod or RelaxORoom to Experience Nirvana