In 2010, Dr. Roderick Borrie helped organize ?floatation centers in five countries, recruiting eighty-one people diagnosed with fibromyalgia? and set out to identify potential benefits of floatation technology on this disorder. Results demonstrated that floatation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) ?provided significant temporary reductions in pain, muscle tension, stress, anxiety and sadness, as well as significant increases in relaxation, feelings of well-being, energy and ease of movement.? Improvement in the quality of sleep was also reported.
The study showed promising effects for those fibromyalgia sufferers looking for non-drug treatment options to help manage and reduce pain.