Everyone has felt the tension and pain that comes during times of stress. Whether you’re dealing with an injury, chronic condition, or just the daily grind, stress can sometimes feel unbearable. It’s important to know that this pain isn’t all in your head. It’s actually caused by complex nervous system activity. Read on to learn how you can work with your parasympathetic nervous system to ease your symptoms and feel like yourself again.
What is the Parasympathetic Response?
During times of physical or emotional stress, our bodies activate their “fight or flight” response. This response, also known as the sympathetic response, is a powerful evolutionary tool that allows our bodies to defend themselves in times of disaster. The sympathetic response can lead to a rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, and the release of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol.
While the sympathetic response is a tool that our bodies use to gear up for a stressful event, we also have a similar tool that calms our bodies down after the stressful event. This is known as the parasympathetic response. When activated, the parasympathetic response slows the heart rate and allows muscles to relax for instant, effective pain relief.
How Floating Can Help
In order to activate a parasympathetic response, your body must believe that the time for a “fight or flight” response is over. The relaxing float experience can trigger a parasympathetic response, allowing your body to instantly combat tension and stress.
Are you ready for a natural pain solution that works? Call us today at 210-437-3314 to schedule your float.