Right now around 2% of the general population -- mostly women -- are suffering from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia sufferers experience chronic pain, fatigue, and other side effects from the disorder. Because so little is understood about the condition, the treatment options can sometimes seem grim for those suffering from fibromyalgia. But there is growing hope!
In recent years, floatation tanks have gained significant support from the medical community as a treatment for fibromyalgia. According to the Fibromyalgia Flotation Project -- a research project formed by the International Floatation Research Group -- fibromyalgia pain may be a result of magnesium deficiency that causes the nervous system to overreact to minor stimuli.
A float tank addresses both of those issues. The hundreds of pounds of Epsom salt in the float tank solution helps to replenish the body of magnesium. It could potentially stop symptoms in their tracks if the cause is magnesium deficiency.
In addition, the float tank offers a stimulus-free environment. The nervous system receives a break from reacting to the bombardment of stimuli in a daily environment. That break can allow the body to rest and heal in ways many other treatments cannot offer.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from fibromyalgia, give floating a try! The benefits are numerous in addition to the relief it could give for the condition.
Give floating a try and book an appointment online today or call (319) 366-5454.
Honest Floating is located at Hands in Harmony, Massage Specialist & Spa -- 1615 32nd St. NE, Suite #3, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402