Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) did not offer significant long-term therapeutic benefit in patients with chronic pain.
Why this matters
Approximately 20% of adults experience chronic pain that impacts their quality of life. Despite multiple available treatments, many patients do not experience adequate relief.
Flotation REST is an emerging intervention that involves patients floating in a tank shielded against light and sound, that’s filled with high salt, body temperature water and could offer significant benefits for patients with chronic pain.