A study of 50 people who went though a 6-week treatment of Floatation Therapy found a remission rate of 37%. The effects were produced by the ability of the float environment to break down the connection between negative thoughts and a strong body response. When an anxiety sufferer has a negative thought, they feel it throughout their body. Because floatation tank environment puts your body in a state of relaxation, the thoughts are unable to have such a strong impact on the body and this association can be broken down.
“Floatation also elevated the participants’ optimism and reduced the degree of anxiety or depression.” – National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland.
If you are planning to use floatation tank as a tool to combat anxiety, you have to take it slow and be persistent. Generally, anxiety sufferers find it difficult for the first few sessions and only then are able to feel comfortable and safe in the float tank environment.
The other week we talked to Alex from Mukpuddy animation studio here in Auckland. Alex has been floating at Float Culture for almost 2 years and had over 100 floats by now. His main reason to float is the stress relief.Read more
In my first float I had no idea what to expect. I was a little apprehensive yet curious. As I got settled in the tank I quickly became confronted by fear. It arrived in the form of the darkness and unfamiliarity of the tank itself, but soon I realised that it was inside of me, […]Read more
To most people, the idea of floating in a tank at Float Culture connotes feelings of calm, serene silence, quiet introspection and the occasional moment of epiphany. The aesthetic of the whole experience is undeniably flavored by Zen influence; it seems like the sort of place you’d go if you had to figure out the […]Read more
There is a “synthetic ocean”, its waves lap on the outskirts of the city and I have been called to bathe in its water. I am shown into a room with a shower, a bench and a car sized pod which contains a body of water which is being illuminated by blue LEDs. After removing […]Read more