Muscle Tension / Stiffness
The stiffness and muscle tightness of fibromyalgia can be addressed by float tanks. A small 2012 study found that pain due to tightness of muscles was decreased significantly after just three sessions in the float tanks. The pain-relieving effects lasted for a significant period after the treatment, which also helped to alleviate mood and make the study participants more hopeful. This increased optimism translates into better opportunities for successful treatment all around.
Fibromyalgia sufferers may have a magnesium deficiency that causes their pain. The magnesium solution in the float tanks can be absorbed through the skin much better than the (limited) amount of magnesium in your food is absorbed into the stomach, helping to alleviate that deficiency without taking additional supplements. This can be a benefit to patients who have difficulty taking pills or who simply don’t want to take anything else, as well as being a more direct and effective delivery method