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 endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers. The production of endorphins will continue for quite awhile, even after the float session has ended.
Floating relaxes muscle tension due to stress or overworked muscles. People who have had chronic muscle tension, would be free from it after just four floating sessions. While you float the salt solution supports you completely allowing every muscle to relax. The tensed “problem areas” will not relax right away, these areas will relax more slowly as the stress that produced the tension leaves your body. The muscle tension that is due to overwork, will be relieved much faster as the levels of lactic acid, which are the cause of much of the pain, will be quickly reduced while 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 to Major Problems. Floating reduces injuries due to over training or muscular tension and imbalance, and 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, and muscular tension, and will increase circulation to the extremities and the gastrointestinal system.