Floatation Therapy & Concussions
Floatation therapy and concussion are two topics that normally don’t go together. They both seem like they’re directly in contrast with each other. However, floatation therapy has a completely different effect on the brain than what you would expect. Floatation therapy can have an extremely positive impact on traumatic brain injuries.
In the wake of head injuries like concussions and traumatic brain injuries, floatation therapy has become recognised as a powerful new way to treat the symptoms of these conditions. The benefits of this treatment include:
-Improved sleep patterns
Floating is great for those who have suffered from concussions because it helps them get rid of the excess pent-up anxiety that they may have developed after suffering their injury. Floating helps them be more relaxed and reduces their stress levels allowing them to recover faster than if they were still feeling anxious or stressed out all the time.
You mustn’t use floating as a replacement for medical treatment if you have been diagnosed with a concussion but rather use it in addition to your regular treatments so that you can get better faster than ever before!
The search for pain relief can drive people in many unexpected, and sometimes downright odd, directions – float tanks among them. With the high concentration of Epsom salt, the tank can fully support the body without any areas of pressure on your back. Floatings help reduce inflammation reduction, faster recovery times, and general pain management.
Floating helps with mental effects, such as reducing anxiety and depression, while increasing energy levels and serenity. These particular benefits have been scientificily researched.
One of these areas of exploration is that of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), specifically concussions. Concussions can have a variety of symptoms.
Possibly the worst problem for many people with concussions is that, as a result of dealing with these symptoms for so long, they don’t realize that anything is wrong, and so never seek treatment.
Consistent floating symptoms calm down: people’s moods get better, not forgetful, and are more mindful. Each moment doesn’t pass so fast. However, when people float less often, their issues flare up again.
A few more rigorous case studies on the benefits of floating for those who have suffered a TBI have been by Dr David Berv out of Richmond, VA. In one case study done by Dr Berv, a subject with long-term effects from their TBI (10 years) began to see improvements mentally after only a 3-month float program. Energy and motivation levels increased, while feelings of depression saw a decrease.
Another of Dr Berv TBI case studies saw similar results. There were improvements in fatigue and decreased headaches, confusion, and sleep disturbances. Both of these case studies came to the same conclusion: floating is a promising tool for improving emotional, cognitive, and behavioural functioning after suffering a TBI, even years after the injury initially took place.
As floating grows more popular, stories like these continue to emerge, and some of these benefits are spread through word of mouth to other floaters.