In this short-documentary, they explore how sensory deprivation tanks benefit two individuals who frequently feel trapped by their physical experience of chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia, and they speak with experts in the field of float technology about the benefits and science behind sensory deprivation.
President of the University of Oklahoma's Tulsa chatted with Dr. Justin Feinstein at the float lab, LIBR, and he visits Debra Worthington of H2Oasis home to Floataway USA....
John Henning Schumann is an internal medicine doctor and serves as president of the University of Oklahoma's Tulsa campus. He also hosts Studio Tulsa: Medical Monday on KWGS Public Radio Tulsa. This story was produced by Jane Greenhalgh.
Though millions of people find it very easy to conceive, others don’t. Infertility is something many people suffer with and it’s a problem that can majorly affect a person’s future plans, emotional wellbeing and happiness. After all, if all you want is to start a family and you’re having a problem conceiving then an entirely new set of worries are created.
So, is there a viable solution for those who are suffering with infertility?
If you’re suffering with infertility, the chances are you’ve considered a lot of different options. However, small changes to everyday life can make a big difference. This includes reducing stress and relaxing.
Stress and Relaxation Can Affect Infertility
Though you may not think it, stress can have an impact on infertility and those who are stressed are likely to find it harder to conceive. When we’re stressed our bodies produce more stress hormones - adrenaline, catecholamines and cortisol - and this can reduce the production of one of the body’s major sex hormones. The reduction of this hormone can hinder ovulation in women. So, as you can see, feeling stressed and struggling to relax can bring about infertility struggles. This is where floatation therapy and float tanks come in.
Floatation Therapy as a Fertility Treatment
Floatation therapy and using a float tank can really improve fertility. This is because it helps to reduce stress, clears the mind of worries and brings a huge sense of relaxation over the body; all of this ensures the body is in the best state possible for fertility. By reducing anything that could stimulate the body and brain, floating in a float tank provides individuals with a complete sense of ‘nothingness’ and relaxation is achieved.
It’s only in recent years that floatation tanks and floatation therapy have been used as a fertility treatment, but already the benefits are obvious. Infertility and struggling to conceive can place a large amount of stress on both parties and this only goes on to hinder the process further. By embracing the need to completely remove all stress through the use of a float tank, many individuals find that their infertility problems are reduced.
In this portion of the interview, Colin touches on the clinical setting that he envisions being the future for Floataway, as well as a fair portion of the entire float industry. We also get to hear more about revolutionary products he’s collaborating with others on developing – like Floataway Portal, PopUpFloat, and the air temperature optimizing tower designed for open float environments.
Co-Owner of Floataway, Colin Stanwell-Smith sat down with us after the Float Conference. In part one of our interview, Colin gets into the nitty gritty of the very important topics of the CDC, potential regulations to our industry, and what we can do about it. An important interview.
There is a new official site to establish and promote the clinical use of medical floatation therapy as led by Dr Justin Feinstein Ph.D. Director, Float Clinic & Research Center, Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR)
The website is to focus on the research and clinical use of flotation both in history and at the current time. It will include technical notes on the development of the facilities required and Layperson summaries of the various published papers.
Floataway have teamed up with Peter Marsh to develop the worlds first instant pop-up float center technology with a full range of pods, pools and domes that can be installed and ready in unbelievable speed in almost any building. Launched at the 2017 Float conference, many people thought they are possibly one of the most exciting development in floatation products in years, opening up all sorts of new business opportunities for the domestic and commercial sectors.
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