Fibromyalgia is a common and complex pain disorder that causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch. It may occur body wide or migrate over the body. Along with other symptoms, pain and tenderness improve and decline over time. Fibromyalgia (FM) affects people physically, mentally and socially. Approximately 10 million Americans (2-4%) have FM with a ratio of about 8 to 2, women over men. It occurs in people of all ages, including children. The literal translation of the word fibromyalgia is pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. But FM is much more than pain and presents with many other symptoms that vary from person to person.
Here at Mot’us we offer multiple modalities that promote relaxation and recovery. As well as specific treatments and services that help reduce acute and chronic pain, increase feelings of wellbeing and help improve quality of life. For people suffering with Fibromyalgia we offer a variety of treatments and techniques that can be used individually or in combination to help relieve symptoms.
Float therapy helps reduce pain by offloading your body in a sensory controlled environment. The 1200lb Epsom salts enable your body to be in a zero-gravity situation which helps your joints to decompress and your muscles to relax. The sensation of zero stimuli can help you to focus inward, eliminate distractions and calm the mind and body.
- Eliminates stress, or improves ability to handle stress better, by lowering cortisol
- Promotes deep rest, eliminating fatigue
- Aids in combating insomnia
- Improves focus and concentration
- Increases dopamine production, the “feel good” hormone produced by the brain
- Reduces pain by relaxation and hormone production
Thomas H. Fine, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry of the Medical College of Ohio, and Roderick A Borrie, Ph.D., clinical psychologist at South Oaks Hospital, Amityville, New York, conducted research with people who had suffered from chronic pain for longer than six months. They utilized float therapy from one to 16 sessions and it was reported that there was an overall reduction in pain that averaged 31.3%, with the highest level of relief in the upper back at 63.6%, and the lowest in the legs at 15.3%. This seems to be a “clear demonstration” that float tanks help with chronic pain.