Floating offers an integrated approach to wellness with proven mental and physical health benefits. Many types of people – Elite Athletes, Weekend Warriors, Executives, Veterans, Students, Parents, Retirees – are beginning to discover why incorporating float therapy into their wellness routine makes sense.
A number of studies point to the positive impact of flotation therapy in the support of pain management, mental relaxation, meditation, addiction cessation, and many other debilitating conditions. In fact, the Laureate Institute for Brain Research established their own Float Clinic to enable ongoing research into “the intimate connection between the body and the brain”.
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Bottom Line: Floating makes your brain happy and reduces stress all over your body. Check out our Float Research & News page for more info on the science that backs this up.
For example, one study found spending time in a float tank resulted in participants feeling “a sense of deep relaxation” and reduced symptoms of chronic pain (Kjellgren, 2000). Additional research has concluded that float therapy is an effective method of treatment for stress-related pain. In that study, participants also fell asleep easier following flotation tank treatment and experienced a higher quality of sleep (Bood, 2006).
Kjellgren, Sundequist, Norlander, and Archer. Effects of Flotation-REST on Muscle Tension Pain, 2000)
Bood, et. al. Eliciting the Relaxation Response With the Help of Flotation–REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) in Patients With Stress-Related Ailments, 2006)