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Floatation Therapy helping ADHD.

Floatation Therapy and ADHD



ADHD/ADD stands for Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder and affects more people now than it has ever before. It has become so prevalent within our society that it’s almost become normalised and engrained. It is estimated to affect around 5% of adults worldwide and around 15% of children. There is a wide range of symptoms of ADHD including increased levels of stress, a lack of focus and creativity and constantly being overstimulated. Floatation Therapy is one of the most effect forms of treatment in dealing with ADHD and subduing the side effects of ADHD. To start seeing a visible change to either yourself or to someone else suffering with ADHD we would advise going to at least 2 floatation sessions each week as this is scientifically proven to give the most positive results.


Avoid Overstimulation


One of the worst symptoms a sufferer from ADHD/ADD can experience is overstimulation. This is when their senses simply become overloaded and they don’t know how to deal with it. The threshold of tolerance for sufferers is much lower than those who don’t. Floatation Therapy is perfect for the avoidance of this because it does the opposite. Instead of overloading the senses, it deprives them. When floating all senses including vision, touch and hearing are shut off. This allows you just to float and avoid any possibility of overstimulation and creates a significant reduction in stress levels.


The Benefits of Magnesium

Combined with the warm water in Floatation Therapy are Epsom salts. These are rich in Magnesium Sulphate. One of the chemicals which sufferers of ADHD/HDD are deficient in is magnesium. Studies have found that an increase in the supplementation of magnesium into the blood can help in reducing the amount of hyperactivity experienced. This compound also helps to detox the body and provides an enhanced production of dopamine leaving a feeling of reward as well.


Improve the Sleep Pattern

Sufferers of ADHD/ADD have also been found to experience more problems than most when it comes to sleeping. The main problems they face are consistent restlessness which results in many cases in insomnia. It doesn’t help that those who suffer from the condition are believed to need more sleep than those who don’t so again sleep and rest is a major consideration for ADHD and ADD sufferers. Floatation Therapy is proven to help combat problems such as insomnia by tackling an array of the causes of the problem. This includes increased stress levels, high blood pressure, high anxiety levels and much more. It allows the body to relax and put itself into a state ready for a substancial uninterrupted rest.

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