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.
“When one or more senses are restricted, the sensitivity of the others senses is expanded.” – The Book of Floating by Michael Hutchison The floatation tank makes use of this sensory deprivation effect to bring about a gentle, pleasant, controllable, and temporary shift in consciousness in anyone who floats. This shift in consciousness is healthy, […]Read more
Sensory deprivation (in psychology) is an experimental situation in which all stimulation is cut off from the sensory receptors. What we know about the benefits of floatation continuously leaves us amazed by the power of the human body. Not because of the states of relaxation and elation that floating can endure. No, rather the body’s […]Read more
It’s abundantly clear to anyone who’s been to the beach that ocean water is far more buoyant than fresh water. This is, of course, because of the salt content, which increases the salinity of ocean water by about 3.5 per cent for the most part. The Dead Sea, bordering Israel, the West Bank and Jordan, […]Read more