Are you suffering from chronic back pain, headaches, or some other painful condition? Floating can be a part of your pain management program! Pain is eased through buoyancy which reduces pressure on the body and thus brings relief. Even more significant, is the fact that floating triggers the production of endorphin’s; your body’s natural painkillers. The production of endorphin’s will continue for quite some time, even after the float session has ended.
Floating relaxes muscle tension due to stress or overworked muscles. People who have had chronic muscle tension are free from it after just four floating sessions. While you float, the salt solution supports you completely, allowing every muscle to relax. The tense “problem areas” will not ease up right away, these areas will relax more slowly as all of the stress that produced the tension in the first place leaves your body. The muscle tension will be relieved much faster as the levels of lactic acid dissipates as you are floating.
Floating will bring more oxygen to the injured areas, through increased circulation, allowing the body to heal in half the time. Regular floating can inhibit minor injuries from progressing into major problems. Floating reduces injuries resulting from excessive training or muscular tension and imbalance. It enhances the body’s ability to recover from injuries and the normal stress of intensive exercise. It has also been proven that a single float session can significantly decrease blood pressure, oxygen consumption, heart rate, blood lactate, muscular tension, and will increase circulation to the extremities and the gastrointestinal system.