“After my first float, I had complete pain relief for 17 hours.”
Tina Graham of the UK talks about how floating in an isolation tank has helped her deal with the immense physical pain she suffers from Fibromyalgia (FM). As a result, she was eventually able to stop taking some of her medications. Tina also explores the psychological side of floating, her personal odyssey and how floating ties into her own PhD research. Here she is being interviewed at the Float Summit Conference in April 2012.
Time markers 1:10 Talks about PhD research, “flare ups” and pain 2:22 First float 4:03 Pain relief from first float 4:52 Second float 5:13 Third float 7:46 Pain relief from third float 8:08 Fourth float 9:09 Describes PhD, clinical work, synchronicity, etc. 13:17 Addresses concerns of first time floaters
Jim Hill is the President of Giles Chemical Company and a member of the Epsom Salt Council. At the Float Summit Conference in 2011, Jim delivered this very valuable presentation about the importance of Epsom salts. The salts are dissolved into the water of an isolation tank and is what makes you float. Beyond this, the salts play a very important role in the floatation experience by relaxing the floater’s muscles and transmitting needed minerals through the skin. Jim includes information on the history, supply and technical grades of Epsom salt, as well as the role of magnesium and sulfates (and sulfides) in the body. He also discusses the myriad health benefits of a salt soak, including lesser known but potentially very helpful uses: Jim’s son suffers from autism and Jim related the anecdotal and clinical evidence supporting Epsom salt as an aide in autism cases. Continue reading →