As human beings have evolved, we have repeatedly overused and misused our musculoskeletal framework. Floating allows your body to elongate your spine and restore your primal body posture and joint mobility.
The unique environment of the pod allows you to reduce stress hormone levels, fatigue and sleep disturbances that are commonly caused by pain and aches. You can redirect your attention away from pain, change your pain perception and strengthen your body for optimal function.
Pain is more than a feeling of discomfort. It comes in all shapes and sizes affecting how you feel overall. Continuous pain can even affect your mental health, such as depression and anxiety.
Pain relief methods range from at-home treatments, massage, and prescription over the counter medicines. Some pains won’t disappear overnight, but often these remedies can cause additional strain due to side effects.
Floating is different.
Boost endorphins, blood circulation, muscle & nerve function.
- Reduce tenderness, strain & stiffness in the musculoskeletal framework (e.g. back & neck pain).
- Reduce stress hormones, heart rate, inflammation & build up of toxins.
- Alleviate chronic pain symptoms (e.g. arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, migraine & multiple sclerosis).
- Relieve discomfort from common menopausal, premenstrual & pregnancy symptoms.
- Enhance physical, mental and emotional resilience to empower the body to manage pain & heal itself.
Gravity Float’s Floatation Therapy
Floating in a pod offers relief for many kinds of pains. There is zero pressure on muscles and joints, whilst helping to reduce stress and enhance sleep, which works wonders for relieving pain.
Relief from Stress-Related Pain
Stress is more complicated than simple concern about what’s going on in one’s life. When we are stressed, our brains receive signals that prepare the body to flee or fight which sets off a chain effect of tensing our muscles and quickening our heart rate.
Floatation therapy helps to relax muscles and tense joints, without any pressure at all. It also has the added benefit of elevating optimism and reducing anxiety or depression.
Relief for Muscle Tension
The buoyancy of magnesium salts help to ease tensed muscles. There is scientific data to back up what we hear every single day from our clients – that floating (a form of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique, or REST) alleviates muscle tension.
Relief from Migraines and Chronic Headaches
Debilitating headaches can hinder a lot of things in life. Thankfully, floatation therapy can provide relief.
Migraine sufferers specifically may benefit from the healing potential of the magnesium sulphates (Epsom salts). The magnesium absorption in the floatation pods is very high thanks to the concentration of Epsom salt, and some research suggests magnesium is an essential treatment for migraine headaches – with floating providing easier absorption of magnesium compared to oral supplements.
The Epsom salts used in floating also deliver sulphates and other minerals which are extremely difficult to obtain via food alone but are readily absorbed through the skin. Magnesium serves a wonder variety of functions in the body, and in this case, to alleviate migraines and chronic headaches. It also stimulates the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are believed to help detoxify the body’s residue of medicines and environmental contaminants which may be contributing to the chronic headaches.
Relief from Arthritic and other Chronic Pain
Joint pain as a result of arthritis can be a limiting factor for an active life. Although floatation is not a cure it can reduce the pain experienced by those who have osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Floatation therapy works on arthritis for many reasons. The main one being that floating relieves the body from the effects of gravity which decreases the strain on inflamed joints.
The Epsom salts also have important effects on arthritic symptoms. The magnesium crystals can boost magnesium levels in the body which helps to relax, lubricate and protect muscles, and specifically connective tissue in patients who suffer from arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Floating in a pod also enables your muscles to fully relax. As a result of this deep relaxation, the body produces less stress hormone, cortisol which has implications for a more restful sleep, alleviated moods and a general reduction in overall stress and anxiety.
To get maximum benefits from your float therapy consistent practice is highly recommended. First time floaters are strongly encouraged to float 3 times to acclimatise the mind and body to this unique experience. That’s why at Gravity Float we have an introductory float offer of $177 for 3 floats to help you achieve the full benefits of floating.
We can also help you tailor a Wellness Plan to ensure the best results for your pain management program.