How floatation therapy (sensory deprivation) works to relieve chronic pain:
Due to the weightlessness and sensory restriction experienced in the float tank, floatation therapy can aid with relief of pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic osteo-arthritis, sports related injuries, migraines, back and joint pain, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, bursitis and traumatic injuries.
Floating helps to stimulate the body’s own natural power of healing and regeneration.
An increasing body of research supports that floatation therapy reduces pain and improves joint mobility in arthritis sufferers.
The effects of gravity are removed, allowing the spine to lengthen and pressure on the back, neck, joints, muscles and tendons is alleviated. The release of this pressure increases blood flow to areas in need of healing.
The experience of weightlessness and sensory reduction triggers the body to produce elevated levels of endorphins and enkephalins which help to deal with pain. These natural painkillers block the transmission of pain signals at the level of nerve cells and may be more effective coupled with the pressure release of weightlessness and improve blood flow. In particular, beta-endorphins are released which are more powerful than many prescription drugs.
What is floatation therapy?
Float Therapy is a unique form of holistic therapy perfect for achieving deep states of relaxation for your mind and body. As you effortlessly lie in our Magnesium Sulphate filled pods, you can completely shut off your mind and body with our stimulus-free environment.
Have YOU tried our state-of-the-art Dreampod floatation tanks?
Dreampod float tanks are also known as “Sensory Deprivation tanks” or “Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy” as they completely cut off the stimulus that we see daily. The zero-gravity weightlessness feel allows the relaxation of skeletal muscles as your body naturally falls into place within the water. Our clients often report positive effects for up to 48hours after their float.
Floatation is REST (Reduced Environmental Stimuli Therapy)
Whilst floating, users are deprived of any external sensory stimuli like light and sound. It is just you, your body, floating in this healing water. Whilst this can feel strange at first, there is potential for a significant positive impact on the body and mind. Regular sessions can ease pain in the short term, whilst aiding long term issues. There is a strong link between floating and chronic pain management. These REST tanks are a popular choice in the Fibromyalgia community, because of their pain management benefits. Floating reduces pressure on muscles and joints and can target specific areas as users become supported by the water. The spine straightens out into a natural posture with low impact to help with spinal pain.
For more information on the many BENEFITS of floatation therapy, visit our website or give our friendly reception staff a call in South Perth on (08) 6277 0060. Salt Float Studio is located at 129 Canning Hwy, South Perth and is open 7 days a week from 9am until late!
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