Calgary Health Center Makes Float Pod Available to Patients

Calgary, Alberta, UNITED STATES

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Calgary chiropractic clinic is adding flotation therapy to its list of wellness and pain management services. According to Dr. Travis Cox, DC, Calgary Chiropractic at Acadia Wellness Centre will begin offering the Float Pod to its clientele in October 2014.

"The Float Pod represents the very latest advances in flotation therapy, a remarkable method of stress reduction and pain relief that can have a profound effect on our patients' wellness and quality of life. That's why we're so excited to offer this natural, non-invasive therapy to our patients," said Dr. Cox.

The practitioner explains that floating in isolation can provide many benefits by relaxing the body and inducing a deep feeling of wellbeing, pointing to the connection between stress and pain. "Anxiety can amplify chronic pain symptoms, and muscle tension perpetuates longstanding problems while also creating new aches and pains. Tight muscles tend to build up lactic acid and other waste products that cause pain, making it difficult to obtain relief from illness or injury," he said.

Dr. Cox states that the Float Pod's water maintains a constant temperature, permitting the warmth to relax and loosen muscle groups. This, he says, increases circulation to the muscles and encourages them to release any built-up toxins that may have been contributing to painful symptoms.

Dr. Cox adds that pain in weight-bearing joints never get a full respite from the effects of gravity on the body under normal circumstances, aggravating the discomfort of arthritis and other degenerative conditions. In flotation therapy, the patient lies in a tank of warm salt water that suspends the body, an effect the practitioner likens to that of total weightlessness. "This suspension and relaxation stimulates the production of endorphins, the body's own natural pain-relieving substances. So while the joints are getting a well-earned vacation from gravity's constant pull, they also receive a dose of natural, drug-free pain relief," he explained.

Dr. Cox states that while flotation therapy is not a new idea, the clinic selected the Float Pod specifically for its state-of-the-art features, pointing out that the pod offers a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience. The unit has a built-in MP3 player and iPod dock so patients can listen to brain enhancing tracks while floating, and it can also project different colors so the patient can experience targeted light therapy. Patients also have the option to create an atmosphere of total darkness and silence so they can focus on the soothing warmth of the water and the relaxing feeling of weightlessness. The practitioner expresses hope that Calgary residents who feel overstressed or struggle with chronic pain will contact the clinic to learn more about the Float Pod.

In addition to flotation therapy, Calgary Chiropractic at Acadia Wellness Centre offers massage therapy, car accident injury treatment, and NUCCA chiropractic care.


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