Post written by Eve. Eve is a straight A student and athlete in high school. She has AMPS and experiences pain everyday. This is her first of four postings she will share about floating and pain relief.
I was a little nervous going into my first float. I didn't exactly know what to expect and when people told me that you just float in water with no light or sound. I didn't understand how amazing something so simple could be. But let me tell you!!! I actually felt like I had a new body after I finished my first float. I suffer from AMPS (amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome), because of this, there is not a day that I don't have some sort of pain.
The day of my float, I was having a very stressful day and my AMPS was acting up. After my float, I actually felt weird at first because all of the pain was gone and it was something that I did not expect to go away so quickly. That pain relief last a day and a half for me and that was the longest length of time that I didn't have pain. I'm really excited to go into my next floats. I was very nervous and tense on this first one. I think if I relaxed more I would have gotten even better results. I am expecting some great things for my next float.