FLOATATION THERAPY FOR FIBROMYALGIA PAIN RELIEF

WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.
Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.
Women are much more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.
While there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a variety of medications can help control symptoms. Exercise, relaxation and stress-reduction measures also may help.
HOW CAN FLOATATION THERAPY HELP?
Many fibromyalgia patients also suffer from mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, both of which can exacerbate pain. One way to treat not only the fibromyalgia, but also the stress and anxiety that may accompany it is visiting a float tank, also known as a sensory deprivation tank.

There are many ways, both physical and emotional, that fibromyalgia patients find relief in the float tank:

Immediate and Ongoing Relief of Physical Pain
Thanks its sense of weightlessness, floating provides immediate relief on the muscles and joints, making it a natural therapy for fibromyalgia patients. The effects aren’t just in-the-moment, however: in one major study, fibromyalgia patients reported feeling less and less pain and muscle tension over a duration of a few weeks of regular floating, not just immediately after exiting the tank.

Increased Quality of Sleep
Floating has been linked to better quality and frequency of sleep in general, and the same effects hold true for fibromyalgia patients. This is especially important as insomnia is a frequent problem for sufferers, and a lack of sleep only reinforces the cycle of fatigue and discomfort during the day.

Less Stress & Anxiety
Some fibromyalgia research has shown that stress can aggravate the physical symptoms of the disease, so any way to lower stress is a huge win for patients. Floating has been well-established as a method of alleviating stress, and coupled with the physical relief of symptoms, the relief can be extremely effective for fibromyalgia sufferers.

Boosted Magnesium Levels
Some research points to magnesium deficiencies as a possible cause (or contributing factor) to fibromyalgia. Given that float tanks are full of magnesium-rich Epsom salt solution, fibromyalgia patients may find extra relief of symptoms thanks to absorbing magnesium through their skin during a float.

Enhancing Concentration and Focus
Some fibromyalgia patients report experiencing “fibro fog”—essentially, the inability to focus or concentrate, perhaps due to the discomfort of chronic pain. As many athletes have found, spending time in a float tank can help boost the powers of concentration, helping to restore some of the mental acuity impacted by “fibro fog”.

Fibromyalgia can be a devastating disease, but floatation therapy can help! Book an appointment now to try floating for the first time to keep the pain at bay.
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banner_RelaxoPodFloating Releases Endorphins
Taking a break from gravity in floatation tanks also causes fascinating and significant changes in the brain. Endorphins are released. These are powerful natural pain relievers and mood enhancers that promote a sense of well-being while further enhancing the healing benefits of the zero gravity environment.

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A person who has a high stress level will find it virtually impossible to maintain that stress level after a float session due to endorphins being released in the brain as well as their brainwaves shifting from beta to alpha and even theta. Theta is a rare brain state that is normally reserved for people trained in meditation. An important contrast to meditation is the fact that a person can achieve a theta brain state in their very first float session, making it a quick and easy shortcut to deep relaxation.

The benefits achieved in a one hour session are significant on their own, but when compared to other therapies, floatation tanks are in a category all their own.

Shalom Float and Mind spa is the first floatation centre opened in Pune,India uses a Relaxopod

Book an appointment at www.shalomfloatspa.com or call 69409032 / 33