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FLOATING FOR ASTHMA
What is Asthma?
Asthma, an incurable lung disease, affects more than 25 million people in the United States (including seven million children). Its symptoms include wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath, caused when inflamed, swollen airways prevent air from reaching the lungs. A severe reaction is known as an asthma attack. Asthma can be treated in a few ways. There are medications that can help prevent or lessen asthma attacks, and people can learn to manage its symptoms and avoid substances or situations that trigger attacks.
Floating & Asthma
Float therapy cannot cure asthma but studies have shown that floating can help enhance many of the recommended practices for asthma sufferers, including stress relief and getting quality sleep. Some individuals with asthma have reported that breathing the warm, moist air in the float tank simply feels good.
Stress Relief & Asthma
The effect floating has on reducing stress makes it a clear treatment since it’s well-established that stress can trigger asthma attacks, and managing stress is usually part of managing asthma. If stress is a known trigger for your asthma, incorporating floating into your regular stress management routine could have significant impact on decreasing the frequency of attacks.
Salt Therapy/Halotherapy & Asthma
Ancient therapies for asthma treatment include going into natural salt caves or specially crafted salt therapy rooms, where the walls are coated with salt and have salty air pumped throughout. Today, many people with respiratory problems purchase salt pipes or special salt lamps that they find provide added relief. This is why some believe that floating can relieve asthma symptoms since the water in the float pod includes a great amount of epsom salts, rich in magnesium.
Sleep Disorders & Asthma
Improved sleet is another way floating may indirectly help asthma sufferers. Asthma can lead to sleep disorders and insomnia, which makes managing symptoms more difficult and quality of life much poorer. One of the established positive effects of floating is that it can lead to better sleep and reduce the incidence of insomnia therefore improving quality of life.
Children With Asthma
Check with your child’s doctor before undertaking any kind of new treatment but floating is absolutely safe for children in general.
If you or your loved one experiences asthma symptoms, we would love to introduce you to float therapy. Review our Float FAQs, and then feel free to contact us with any remaining questions you might have.