Migraine is the 3rd most common disease and prevalent in around 14.7% of the worlds population. It is described as an intense throbbing headache which is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. So what can Float Therapy do those suffering from Migraines?
Migraines are thought to be caused by restricted blood flow due to constricted blood vessels. Floatation therapy helps with reducing vascular inflammation and also helps with dilation of the blood vessels, thereby alleviating a migraine attack or preventing one from starting.
Studies also suggest that during the highest states of relaxation (like that achieved in floatation therapy), the body releases a higher concentration of endorphins. As muscles unwind, blood flow increases, countering blood vessel constriction that may be to blame for a migraine attack.
Magnesium deficiency may too play a role in up to half of those who suffer from migraines and that increased magnesium has proven to reduce acute migraine attacks as well as reduce there intensity. When floating you are lying in water which is full of 500kg of Epsom salts AKA Magnesium Sulfate… naturally occurring pure magnesium! This is best absorbed through the skin, so while you are lying in the high magnesium solution floating weightless for a hour, your body is able to get a great intake of the magic mineral.