Floating for Arthritis
“I have psoriatic arthritis and have been desperate for some relief from the constant pain and this experience is what I’ve been searching for. I’m relaxed and my body was relieved of pain during my time in the pod and even when I was finished. I’m excited to come back again. Thankyou!” - Laura
- Pain relief (brain)
- Anti-gravity weightlessness for joints
- Mitigating arthritis with Magnesium
- Physical stress relief
- Cortisol reduction
- Improved immunity
- Endorphin release
- Boosts Serotonin and Dopamine
Float tanks, otherwise known as sensory deprivation tanks are recommended by the Arthritis foundation for for reducing symptoms related to Arthritis and for slowing down it’s progression. Some kinds, like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis, are caused by inflammation. The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage wears away and bone rubs against bone. When you enter a float tank, you’re soaking in 550kg of Epsom salt, which increases your body’s buoyancy in the water so you float effortlessly on the surface while also giving you a big dose of magnesium which is absorbed through the skin. Floating relieves the body from the effects of gravity, which decreases strain and stress on joints.
Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, “works wonders” on arthritis pain, notes the Arthritis Foundation, primarily because magnesium sulfate crystals can boost magnesium levels in the body, which helps relax, lubricate and protect muscles, connective tissues and nerve impulses in patients suffering from both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Floatation therapy also reduces the stress hormone, cortisol. Because stress is a known factor in arthritis complications, this is an essential benefit of floatation therapy. Our brain is affected on many levels when entering a state of deep relaxation during a float. One way it does this is in signaling a master switch in the brain called the hypothalamus. This directs the pituitary gland to slow down the constant output of adrenaline and cortisol by the adrenal gland, thereby boosting the immune system and signaling other mood enhancing endorphins and hormones, including serotonin and dopamine.
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Written by Skye Miller