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Hopeful86
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   Posted 9/13/2017 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried this? This is a trend that apparently has been around but is now available in my area. It's supposed to be great for anxiety sufferers. I am wanting to try it just nervous about the pods they put you in even though you can leave the door open if you want.

At least this point, what do I have to lose besides my anxiety and money? Lol turn

Curious if its helped anyone...

Thanks!

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/13/2017 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
H.,

I have not heard of this. I am assuming you are floating in water?

Since I am just now hearing about this...I am assuming its either very new...or very altetnative, but in any case, I am curious to know more!

I will look it up and read about it.

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Hopeful86
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   Posted 9/13/2017 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, you float in water but a ton of epsom salt is added so you float. It's in a pod or enclosed area with dim lights and relaxing music. Some people compare the level to REM sleep or the feeling right before you fall asleep. Apparently the water feels like water and when you lay you can't sink the salt helps push and hold you up. My sister is going Tuesday and I'm wanting to try it just a little worried my anxiety will not allow me to enjoy it.
Panic Disorder & have a hard time tolerating antidepressants.

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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/13/2017 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
H.,

It sounds great and as long as you are not claustrophobic...could be really relaxing.smile

Hopefully your sister can give you more details so you can decide if it's something you want to try!

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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Hibee
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   Posted 9/13/2017 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi

I have heard that this type of therapy works well for anxiety and stress so definitely worth checking out to see if it helps and let us know how you get on.

Hibee
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cilly
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   Posted 9/14/2017 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
few years back i learnt about oxygen therapy,it was expensive and can help if the day i have insurance and a doc approves it.

sounds similar except you are in oxygen chamber.

I get anxious in chambers ....so not a good candidate but it can work for lot of ppl.
Cilly
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