There’s still a great deal we don’t know about disease, despite significant strides in medical research over the past half century. The cause of many chronic issues remains unknown, making them hard to treat. Lack of knowledge and available treatments have led many people suffering from these illnesses to look for alternate health management solutions.
Reduced environmental stimulation therapy (REST) is one of the methods many chronic illness suffers have turned to. People using floatation REST, also known as floaters, lie in a shallow pool of warm water saturated with a large amount of Epsom salt, allowing them to float effortlessly. The tank itself is lightproof and soundproof, removing outside stimuli.
How Floatation REST Can Help You
Studies of the health benefits of floatation REST have shown it can be used to effectively treat everything from stress and anxiety to migraines, mental disorders, and chronic pain and fibromyalgia. If you’re looking for a more holistic method of treating any of these conditions, here are some reasons to start now:
- Relaxation. Loss of sensory input has been scientifically proven to relax the body. And where the body goes, the brain will follow.
- Increased theta waves. A theta wave is the normal brainwave present in a person who is completely relaxed. Theta waves have been shown to be active during meditation, REM sleep, and the drowsiness just before and after sleeping.
- Severe pain reduction. Studies have shown the act of floating in a sensory reduced environment significantly reduces severe pain.
- Increase in mobility. Suffers of chronic conditions like fibromyalgia have experienced improved freedom of movement, energy, and mood along with lessened pain.
- Increased optimism. Omitting daily stresses caused by the inundation of visual and audio stimuli has been found to decrease anxiety and depression while boosting feelings of optimism.
- Better sleep. Many floaters experience higher quality sleep and can fall asleep easier.
- The benefits of Epsom salt. Epsom has long been used to raise magnesium levels in the body, which can improve your circulation, ease muscle pain, and relieve stress.
- Soft skin. Your whole body will feel exfoliated and soft – a nice bonus from floatation REST.
While many diseases are still a mystery, there are ways to safely treat their symptoms. Floatation REST provides such therapy without introducing new medicines. To learn more about floatation REST as a holistic approach to chronic illness or to set up an appointment and get started, contact us at Northwest Float Center today.