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The Medical Implications of Floatation Therapy

Image of a man floating inside of a sensory deprivation isolation tank also known as a salt water floatation tank a tank used in meditation therapy and alternative medicine.

The fact that floatation therapy promotes the ultimate relaxation and speeds up healing for a variety of illnesses and simultaneously promotes muscle repair and lowers blood pressure has made it the most popular non-invasive therapy there is.

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From optimising the performances of athletes to faster recovery time and improving the general well-being of those who go for this therapy once or twice a week, floatation therapy has become a medical phenomenon that is making waves around the globe.

It is due to this reason that the therapy is recommended by medical practitioners throughout the spectrum medical professionals. These facts have been consolidated from clinical trials and are not exaggerations.

The entire medical faculty across the planet have come to the realisation of just how effective floatation therapy is after being around for almost half a century. Yes floatation therapy is not something that has been newly invented, Dr John C Lily came up with the idea in the 60s.

However it was not until the 90s that the medical community come to notice the effectiveness of floatation therapy and the medical benefits that come with it that helps patients recover from a long list of ailments.

Some of the major benefits from floatation therapy include relief from joint pains cause by arthritis and gout, chronic headaches or migraines, pregnancy or PMS discomforts, back problems, physical injury, stress, anxiety or even spinal cord complications.

How this is possible is no a complex equation as the only thing that happens during these therapies is that all external stimuli are eliminated or at least reduced to a minimal leaving the brain with nothing much to do. 

When this happens the brain turns it attention to our biological system and starts an ‘internal healing process’ which involves the recalibration of our chemical balances which includes the level of stress hormone production reducing it to a minimal and enhancing the production of “feel good” hormones at the same time which is the first step towards treating an assortment of disorders.

Hormonal balances have a significant impact on depression related ailments such as anxiety, stress, fatigue or insomnia.

Apart from that the fact that floatation therapy also creates a weightless environment results in the weight or stress on joints being alleviated giving joints the much-needed break to recompose, heal and rest.

The point is that, floatation therapy is also non-invasive, meaning that all these medical benefits are achieved without having to contend with prescribed pills which in most case scenarios cause numerous side effects and usually cost much more.

Floatation therapy in other words is a truly holistic and safe treatment that is effective. It is because of this that most who undergoes the therapy returns from the treatment in generally better moods which is critical element towards achieving a better health state.

The fact that floatation therapy increases the production of ‘feel good’ hormones is a key factor behind the success of the therapy as these hormones make people feel good and when people feel good, the become happy and when they are happy their immune system is optimised.

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Written by Alan Jake

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