for pain relief
The main benefits from floatation therapy in muscle, skeletal and rheumatic conditions are based on various factors. One of the most important ones is the elimination of the force of gravity that the body experiences inside the tank/pool. This allows a relaxation and expansion of multiple interarticular spaces enabling a better blood flow that will improve the general conditions of affected joints. This applies for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic injuries, and also chronic degenerative problems like osteo-arthritis.
Chronic and acute pain of neck, shoulders and lower back generally experience substantial improvement through the release of accumulated muscle tension and increase of blood circulation to the affected areas. It helps conditions such as fibrositis, tendinitis, bursitis, etc.
The second factor, which benefits substantially these conditions, is the already mentioned release of endorphins into the system. These decrease the perception of pain and improve the frame of mind of such clients, helping to break the vicious circle of chronic pain/depression that are often see in these cases.
These conditions are also aided by the use of Dead Sea Floatation as the mineral potassium helps to reduce the fluid build up by draining away excess fluid surrounding the joints and as mentioned earlier, iodine helps to increase the blood flow in the area.