The Study Has Closed
We were sad to find out in July 2016 that they are no longer accepting applicants for the Fibromyalgia Flotation Project.
However, we are working to find another similar project to bring to Float Nashville, so please keep watching our social media and reading our newsletter for updates!
In 2012 The International Flotation Research Group released the results of a small study done on the effect of Float R.E.S.T. (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) on the symptoms of Fibromyalgia. The results were compelling.
The study showed evidence that flotation REST can greatly improve the lives of people with Fibromyalgia by significantly decreasing their pain, muscle tension, anxiety and stress. It also significantly increased freedom of movement, energy, mood and quality of sleep.
These results prompted them to design a second study to focus on the long-term effects. As this is written, the second study is being conducted all over the world, including right here at Float Nashville.
Who are the people behind this study?
The Fibromyalgia Flotation Project was created to document how effective Float R.E.S.T. (restricted environmental stimulation therapy) is for those living with Fibromyalgia. Researcher Rod Borrie explains the results of the first study in a talk given at a previous Float Conference. You can find that video by clicking here.
This group, an informal group of scientists and entrepreneurs interested in Flotation REST, organized this research endeavor. FFP is a voluntary, international effort. No remuneration or profit is received by any of the organizers.
Your participation can help all of those living with Fibromyalgia!
This group is dependent on you to discover if floating has long-term results for those living with Fibromyalgia.
To participate in this study you must commit to ten weeks of 1 hour floats, also filling out a pre and post float survey. Because this is a voluntary study, Float Nashville will donate your first four floats at no cost, the last 6 we will discount so they only cost you $34/float.
If you complete all 10 weeks of the study and feel that floating is a benefit to you, we have created a very special membership for you that will allow you to continue to float at a deeply discounted price.
You can watch us walk you through each step on video by clicking here.
1. Sign up at Fibromyalgiaflotationproject.com
2. Fill out the intake form located on your FFP account.
3. Have your doctor fill out the form (found on your account) confirming your Fibromyalgia diagnosis.
4. Fill out a participant agreement form at Float Nashville.
5. Get your first float scheduled!
Got questions? Don't hesitate to contact us. We are happy to help.