Desperate times call for desperate measures… I pinched a nerve at ballet class on a Saturday morning and typically this escalates into me being horizontal, with my ice pack and heating pad and lots of advil and other assorted muscle relaxants. Sunday morning someone suggested I try floating, so by noon Sunday I was in the tank. I knew a lot about it, but this was my first rodeo.
My only concern was that I wouldn’t be able to handle the closed environment. But like I said, when you’re hurting you’ll try anything. So I just started breathing very deeply to settle my mind and my heart rate down. I slipped in and out of sleep and meditation for 90 minutes, which felt like 30 and when I came out, I felt great… still a little tender around the nerve area of my hip, but was really proud of myself for having done it. THEN the next morning I woke up and zero pain. Gone. Nada. Very happy today. My advice, just do it. Get over yourself and your fears and “Let go!”