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Using Floatation Tanks To Relieve Calf and Leg Pain

Sensory deprivation tanks (also known as isolation/floatation tanks) can be used in multiple therapeutic, medicinal and restoration methods. We look at using flotation tanks to help aid in healing the body, focusing on reducing lower body, calf pain and leg pain, and how floating can help calf pain relief and diminish specific upper leg or calf trigger points post workout.

Floatation tanks can be used for many different purposes; helping target pain throughout the body is one of its popular methods of use. Studies groups have shown a significant decrease in its patient’s experience of pain over the years. Showing a noticeable diminish after just a few session in the tanks. It can be recognized that many of the discomfort experienced before floating were fitting to muscle tensions, which can include calf triggers and specific points of injury/stress, and that the produced relaxation of floating and stress reduction in the tank may be a direct explanation for reducing these pains, in many of its participants of the analysis. Spending a reasonable amount of time in the floatation tank showed a strong ability to reduce severe pain, increase optimism, and a decrease in anxiety and depression. In addition, study participants fell asleep easier following floatation tank treatment and experienced a higher quality of sleep pain free. In turn this will affect all areas of their well-being and generate a more positive and open-minded outlook on an individuals life and their longevity.  

Relieving specific pains such as leg or calf pain with floatation therapy can start when beginning and concluding a workout. Using stretching and foam rolling techniques pre and post of your workout can assist and support your time spent in the isolation tank. By using both practices of foam rolling and floating it can help speed up recovery and in theory, this should allow for a higher and more developed level of training.

Top 5 ways of relieving leg or calf pain post workout:

Commonly prescribed treatments for calf triggers and leg pains aren’t entirely effective, because they fail to take the role of the calves’ triggers and the upper leg into play and balance. This list is comprised of mixing existing techniques of stretching with sensory deprivation therapy to have a more effective and swifter response post training/workout.

  1. Theraband Drive Back
  2. Single-Leg Glute Bridge
  3. Lunges
  4. Straight-Knee Eccentric Heel Drop
  5. Wall or Curb Stretch

These stretches can be used either before or after using the floatation tanks.