BRONCHIAL BENEFITS: ASTHMATICS & FLOATATION
Some of the benefits of Floatation are more abstract, but what could be more concrete than improved breathing?
Though it may be difficult to imagine exactly how a tank filled with saltwater can help the body regulate breathing, some asthmatics are suggesting it does.
The success of floatation therapy is partially due to the Epsom salt found in the liquid solution. The chemical compound is MgSO4, or Magnesium Sulphate. Magnesium and Sulfur both have specific properties that help the body.
Sensory deprivation and weightlessness contribute, too. Below are the properties that help with the breathing:
Magnesium. This element is found in thousands of binding sites for proteins within our body and serves as a critical component for hundreds of enzymes. Magnesium is responsible for regulating blood pressure, preventing heart problems, helping digestion, and more. It helps the heart and lungs, regulates breathing, and fights asthma.
Sulfur. Required for the joints, cellular walls, and important tissue, sulfur removes contaminants and strengthens cells.
How Floatation Therapy Improves Asthma
The science isn’t completely clear, but researchers are beginning to understand why Floatation therapy improves asthma symptoms.
Asthma is a disease, partially characterized by lung inflammation. The airways have difficulty transporting air because of swelling. Asthma forces its sufferers to wheeze and hack to breathe because the air tunnels are so restricted. Breathing with swollen airways continues to irritate the muscles. The lining can close up entirely, causing serious problems.