Floating for back pain – finally pain-free

May 20, 2024Maximilian Wurster


Floating for back pain

It is the number one public health problem - back pain. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), back pain is the most common disease in a list of 291 diseases worldwide in terms of disease burden. In Germany, too, back pain is the "number one public health problem". One in three adults in Europe now complains of back pain, and one in five suffers from it chronically .

Back pain is not only annoying, but above all painful and a real limitation to the quality of life.

How does floating help with back pain?

Floating describes the weightless floating on the surface of a concentrated salt brine. Due to the high density, the burden of your own body weight is eliminated: muscles, tendons and joints are completely relieved .

Floating is one of the most effective methods for relieving back pain, as it reduces muscle tone, relieves tension and promotes the correction of rigid protective postures . Floating is 100% natural in its composition of beneficial magnesium sulfate salt and water .

Floating is as orthopedically effective as physiotherapy

For this reason, Scandinavian countries have already firmly established floating in their society . Classic treatment methods, such as manual therapy or heat treatment, often involve long waiting lists and considerable additional effort. However, studies already show that floating is as successful as physiotherapy in orthopedic treatment .

Pain relief, reduction of muscle tone and fewer restrictions in everyday life – the benefits of floating

The targeted therapy of back pain focuses predominantly on the following target criteria:
  • Pain relief
  • Reduction of muscle tone
  • Reducing restrictions in professional and private life

Floating achieves significant improvements in all three areas . Floating three times leads to results in all areas that are equivalent to those of traditional treatment approaches, and not just in the short term.

Based on the available data, the medical use of floating for spinal complaints can be recommended.

Dr. med. habilitated. Johannes Schauwecker
(Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, Technical University of Munich)

Floating – combating causes and sustainable therapy at the same time

Many people react to psychological overload with physical symptoms, including severe neck and back pain. The psyche is therefore often the main cause of non-specific back pain, which accounts for 85% of all back problems.

Increased muscle tone in response to stress often leads to painful tension, which can limit mobility and create a vicious circle of pain, protective posture and increased pain .

The low-stimulus floating environment has the advantage of relaxing the body and mind equally . Floating therefore also takes into account the psychosocial stress that is crucial for back pain . After floating, we feel fresh and rested.

Make floating your routine and say goodbye to back pain

Are you fed up with back pain and looking for a way to get through everyday life with less pain? Then book your time off now and discover your new routine.

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German Orthopaedic Association (2015). One in five Europeans lives with chronic back pain.

Kjellgren, A., Sundequist, U., Norlander, T., & Archer, T. (2001) . Effects of flotation-REST on muscle tension pain. Pain research & management, 6 (4), 181–189. https://doi.org/10.1155/2001/768501

Schauwecker, J. et al. (2013). Float therapy for spinal complaints – a prospective randomized controlled study.

Techniker Krankenkasse (2022). Causes of back pain.

WHO (2023). Low back pain.

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