Float Therapy Benefits for Fibromyalgia

2019-09-18T16:22:26+10:00April 2nd, 2017|

Float for Fibromyalgia

Widespread pain? Body aches? Tender points? Anxiety? Depression? Fatigue? These are all symptoms of Fibromyalgia - A painful musculoskeletal condition.

Fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis and debilitates its sufferers on a daily basis. Could float therapy be the answer?

There is a compelling amount of research demonstrating that float therapy decreases pain, anxiety, stress and muscle tension for people suffering fibromyalgia. It has also been shown to improve energy, mood and quality of sleep which are common symptoms of the condition. I suppose you're wondering how this is possible? Check out the table below for a summary of the beneficial effects of floatation REST (restricted environmental stimulation therapy).

Beneficial effects of floatation REST (restricted environmental stimulation therapy)

Table demonstrating the benefits of float therapy for fibromyalgia
Benefits of float therapy for fibromyalgia

Interest in this link has grown, sparking the development of The Fibromyalgia Floatation Project – a research hub for floatation therapy and fibromyalgia.

Dr. Rod Borrie, one of the doctors who is investigating the link between floatation therapy and fibromyalgia, found the exceptionally positive relationship. See below for his talk on the topic.


For more information about the positive relationship between REST for managing pain, tension, anxiety, stress and optimising well-being, energy and relaxation click here.

At Koa Recovery, we value evidence-based practice. As part of our commitment to science and our passion for recovery, pain management and optimising health and wellbeing, we will be one of the sites across the globe used to collect clinical data for data analysis. This information will be used to give us more information about the benefits of flotation REST for fibromyalgia.

If you or someone you know is suffering from the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia we can offer relief. Get in touch to organise a consultation by phone 80682615, email info@koarecovery.com.au or book a float session online.