Participants in the previous Swedish study reported “a decrease in pain, muscle tension, stress and anxiety, and improved mood, well-being and even better quality of sleep,” and this follow-up research was designed to test these claims in Australia.
Fibromyalgia does not seem to respond well to other treatments so, says Lena Yammine, Inner Outer Health director, “I was excited for our clinic to participate in this historic and potentially life-changing research program.”
Inner Outer Health (IOH) is a Melbourne-based floatation therapy private centre, which started enrolling Australian fibromyalgia sufferers early in 2016.
Fibromyalgia is a complicated and often misunderstood disorder that causes pain and tenderness throughout the body and floatation therapy promises many positive health outcomes to sufferers. IOH participated in the research to test the claims of previous international research on a Melbourne population.
In 2010, Dr. Roderick Borrie helped organise floatation centres in five countries and showed an alternative treatment option to help fibromyalgia sufferers manage and reduce pain without drugs.
The current study was designed to explore longer-term possibilities for fibromyalgia patients in Melbourne, Australia. “Unfortunately, the numbers were filled,” says Lena, “and now we’re awaiting the results of the study, which may be presented at the 2016 Float Conference in August.”
IOH wants to thank all participants for taking part in this important research.
For more information about floatation therapy, go to http://www.floatationtankmelbourne.com.au/