Intro: Several studies have been conducted to assess the effectiveness of Virtual Reality to reduce pain and general distress. While the mechanism by which it works is still not fully understood, the studies have shown that it can help, in part, because it functions as a fully immersive distraction. With this application, you can choose between two virtual locations and sound including music, environmental and a narrative. These options allow for experimentation to find what works best for you.
Comfort Level: Gentle
Internet connection: Not Required
Number of Players: Single Player
Genre: Relaxation and Meditation
Space required: 211.2 MB
Supported Controllers: Oculus Go Controller
Age Rating: U
Price: £1.49 ($2)
Movement: Forward facing only
Playing Position: Sitting
Review: 'Pain Relief' is a relaxation app that gives you 4 different environments to unwind in with the intention of offering some light pain relief to people who need it. Sadly for this app there are other apps out there that do this so much better with Nature Treks VR being the best of them all. While I will say you do get some nice environments to look at in this app the lack of control over your position and movement makes it feel restrictive and even the waypoints you can visit are not the best places in those places. Sadly this app is a bit of a fail and what it does get right other apps do it far better for way less money.