Floatation Therapy Reduces Fibromyalgia Pain
Fibromyalgia (also referred as: FM or FMS) is a musculoskeletal disease characterized by chronic widespread pain throughout the body and painful response to pressure.
Fibromyalgia is often accompanied by psychiatric conditions, such as depression or anxiety. Other symptoms include sleep problems, fatigue and joint stiffness.
The cause of the disease remains unknown. Some researchers link the condition with exposure to severe stress.
There is not a cure for fibromyalgia as yet, but floatation tank therapy can successfully reduce pain and other associated symptoms.
HOW DOES FLOATATION THERAPY HELP PEOPLE WITH FIBROMYALGIA PAIN?
Swedish researchers from Karlstad University indicated that floatation therapy help people with fibromyalgia.
The conditions created in a floating chamber activate body system to regenerate and to heal. Floating in salt water in sound- and light-proof tanks lower the perception of pain, as well as reduce level of stress, anxiety and depression.
The study has revealed that people suffering from long-term fibromyalgia felt much better just after only twelve sessions.
22% of the experiment participants treated with floating tank therapy for seven weeks claimed they were completely free of pain and further 56% admitted signs of improvement.
Read more about the study here