David Stansberry wrote a compelling article on the impact of floating for people suffering from fibromyalgia.
Here is an excerpt - click the link for the full article: “Fibromyalgia is a pain condition that affects between 2 and 10% of the population in the U.S. It generally affects more women than men at a ratio of 9:1. One way to treat not only the fibromyalgia pain, but also the stress and anxiety that may accompany it is trying float tanks for fibromyalgia. “
Float Sixty Northwest Indiana offers Whole Body and Localized Cryotherapy sessions. Whole Body Cryo (WBC) lasts 2-3 minutes and our introductory price is $40. Local cryo is a 7-10 minute treatment and targets specific areas where swelling and inflammation are causing discomfort or pain. The area is pinpointed with a laser scopes wand and liquid nitrogen rapidly freezes the area. We have worked on ankles, knees, hands, shoulders and backs and the results have been very powerful. Our introductory package of five sessions is $200 and can be used for any cryo treatment.
Learn more about cryotherapy below.
Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a sophisticated method of cold therapy involving two to three minutes of skin exposure to temperatures between -200°F to -250°F.
What are the origins of Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy was first developed in 1978 by Dr. Yamaguchi of Japan to treat patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The technology quickly spread to Europe where it was further researched and developed as a treatment for surgical recovery, chronic physical conditions, increasing athletic performance and decreasing muscle recovery time, weight loss, improving skin tone and texture, treating anxiety and depression, as well as Psoriasis and Fibromyalgia.
How does it work?
In the Cryochamber the body is exposed to ultra-low temperatures of -200 to -240 F. Your skin surface temperature will typically decrease by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit over a period of two-three minutes. The sudden temperature change causes your blood vessels to massively constrict and dilate inducing responses from the Circulatory System, the Energy Meridians, and the Nervous System.
During each session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The mood-enhancing effects from each session can last for days.
Is it painful?
The chamber is cooled using liquid nitrogen, however you are not in direct contact with the gas. Further, the lack of air currents and air moisture during the treatment ensures that you will not perceive the cold as extreme as it. The extreme cold triggers the bodies reaction, yet doesn’t allow the chill to uncomfortably penetrate the skin.
What are the benefits?
Whole Body Cryotherapy immediately improves blood circulation ensuring adequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to bodily tissues, while improving the body’s natural ability to eliminate toxins. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain stimulating the regulatory functions of the body. The skin exposure to the extreme temperatures also triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins. Many pro athletes like LeBron James employ this treatment to enhance performance as well as a means of reducing recovery time from acute injuries. Similarly, celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore like the treatment for its beauty benefits and weight loss assistance.
You may benefit from Whole Body Cryotherapy if you…
Better looking skin
Improve blood flow
Improve athletic performance and recovery
Float Sixty Offers sensory deprivation tanks, which are filled with 10-inches of water heated to the same temperature of your skin, so you won't feel anything. Individual tanks are soundproof and completely dark inside. The water is saturated with 1,000 pounds of epsom salts, so you'll float without effort. While inside, many people report decreased stress because the absence of sensory input allows your brain to relax. $60 for a first time float session, $90 for a 60-minute repeat session. 303 W. Erie St.
I haven't gotten a decent night of sleep for 3 years due to my Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder, and Insomnia. It kept getting progressively worse, to the point of averaging 1-3 hours of sleep per night. As you would imagine, this has caused quite the exhaustion to my days as I still have to work and run my business. I have been on quite the journey to figure out what has been causing this mysterious health issues. After seeing Eastern, holistic, and Western doctors to no avail, as well as spending thousands of dollars on all sorts of treatments and meds, nothing seemed to cure me. Regretfully, the only thing that would ever offer a decent night of sleep was taking a narcotic and/or xanax. But this was a dark path I did not wish to get addicted to, so I avoided it as much as possible. After countless frustrating nights of no sleep, I found something that worked! [Enter FLOAT SIXTY into my life!] I learned about Float 60 during a tasting I was doing for my cookie company at their spa. Who would've thunk the relief I was searching for all these years came from a therapy so simple and natural from floating in 1000 lbs of epson salt. Since starting Float 60, I've been sleeping close to 6 hours per night and my RLS is gone! After I float, I feel brand new and rebooted. I am happy and full of energy and life.
My experience has also been very spiritual for me as well. You honestly feel like you're escaping and unplugging from the chaotic world we live in--especially living in the city. The calming and therapeutic environment provided by Float 60 takes you to another place you cannot find anywhere else because it forces you to be with yourself and your thoughts. We spend so much time and money working out at the gym and getting our hair and make-up done at the spa, but we fail to realize how important it is to nourish our soul as well.
Lastly, as embarrassing as this sounds, at 42 years old, I never floated a day in my life. It's been a life-long fear I was never able to conquer. Grant it, I know salt makes us more buoyant, but can you imagine how gratifying it was for me to literally float for the first time?! I think this will be my secret weapon to crack through my fear of never learning to swim. I honestly think I'll finally be able to "let go" and trust I can learn to swim at my age.
What I thought would be a relaxing experience turned out to be life changing. For years I was given herbs, supplements, opiates, and xanax, and it turns out all I needed was the natural healing from God's salt and FLOAT 60!
I can't say enough amazing things about my experience with Float 60. I am so grateful. You guys are doing something pretty amazing, and I sure hope more people are able to learn about and benefit from your therapy.
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Every week we will select a random day and a random winner to notify you that you have a free float coming!
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Float Sixty River North
303 W Erie, Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60654
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