An insight into how effective floatation therapy can be in the direct treatment of those who suffer from Asthma.
Living with asthma can seem like a constant struggle. With the stresses and strains of everyday life constantly feeling like they’re literally weighing on your chest. Of course, there is a direct treatment for asthma and that is through the use of an inhaler. However, there are alternate ways of easing the pressure on your lungs. One such treatment is through sessions of floatation therapy. These are advisable a minimum of twice a week to see positive results for Asthma based on scientific research. These sessions involve floating as the name might suggest in a tank of warm water that is mixed with Epsom salt. As simple as the treatment might seem it’s very effective in helping those who suffer from asthma.
The importance of magnesium
As humans, our bodies don’t domestically produce magnesium. It’s for this reason that we have to look elsewhere for it. Magnesium plays a pivotal role in our everyday health. It allows for more efficient blood circulation, keeping your blood pressure under control, this reduces the strain on the heart and lungs allowing those who suffer from asthma to be able to breathe a lot easier. The reason why floatation therapy is so effective is that the Epsom salt used in the treatment is rich in this much-needed magnesium.
The effects of weightlessness
One of the forces our bodies are always having to endure is gravity. Constantly pushing down on our bodies. Although we don’t feel this a massive amount of the time, those who suffer from asthma tend to feel the burden of gravity a lot more. This can put their lungs under more pressure than the rest of us. In floatation therapy, the forces and pressure of gravity are alleviated. By floating on the water you have nothing pushing down on the lungs. This alleviates that additional pressure that was being dealt with by the lungs. This small difference can have a massive impact on those who suffer from asthma.
Undergoing Flotation Therapy has shown to decrease your blood pressure levels. The main benefit from this is that you’ll start to circulate blood around your body more easily. The reason circulation is reduced is that typically when you feel pain, for example the pain in your back, this tends to increase both your heart rate and also your blood pressure. Once the pain is treated and alleviated, the levels of both of these will start to come down.
Releasing the stress
Floatation therapy also allows the body to release any stresses that it might have. When the body is under a lot of pressure this can lead to increased blood pressure and heart rates which put strain onto the heart. The release of this stress means that the lungs aren’t being put under more pressure than they need to be and that the body is generally more relaxed and less likely to experience an asthma attack.