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.
I’m going to be honest with you, my first two floats were average as. In fact, it took me three floats to figure out the dos and don’ts, and five floats to totally understand the benefits of sensory deprivation. Read on if you want to know how you can skip past the typical beginner mistakes. […]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
It’s such a strange thing to be shut into a room with the lights off, no sound, no smell, no taste, no light and very little to even touch. Your body suspended in zero gravity due to a bath of water so concentrated even the toughest ocean swimmer wouldn’t want it in their eyes. Luckily […]Read more
There are many studies showing the benefits of floating in an isolation tank on both mind and body, and I suggest you go do some research into these studies yourself. However, here are some interesting facts that I have found so far in my research on the effects of the flotation tank experience. Ok, let’s […]Read more