I’ve been talking lately about the fascinating, encouraging science around floatation therapy and how this peaceful, meditation-like practice can improve sleep and a whole range of health issues, mental, emotional and physical. Last time, I focused on the benefits of floating for psychological health. Today, I’m looking at what the science tells us about floatation therapy’s potential benefits in alleviating physical pain.
If you’ve ever drawn a bath at the end of a long day to ease sore muscles, found physical and mental relaxation in a lap session swim, and or sought relief in the calm waters of a lake or the rhythmic waves of the ocean, you know the power that water can have in relieving physical and psychological tension. Floatation therapy harnesses that essential power and combines it with the deeply relaxing properties of magnesium, and the calming, centering capabilities of restricted environmental stimulation therapy, or REST. For a refresher on how floating works, read my initial article, here.
Float therapy for pain relief
The characteristics of floatation therapy make it a strong fit for treating