Gravity causes thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch to be exerted on our bodies, which can lead to stress, tension, pain and structural problems. The buoyancy experienced in the float chamber allows each part of the body to be totally supported, every muscle and joint to relax completely and blood to circulate more freely.
By relieving pressure on joints, bones, muscles, and tissues, floating can alleviate chronic pain, including arthritis, back pain, headaches and fibromyalgia. Floating stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain relievers, potentially reducing the need for pain medication. A recent study with fibromyalgia patients found a significant decrease in pain associated with regular float sessions.