Learn of the many benefits of flotation therapy and tradtional and infrared sauna. Relax and refresh your mind and body. Ease pain, sleep better, be a better you.
- What are the benefits of sensory deprivation?
- What are the benefits of Epsom Salt?
- What are the benefits of a Sauna?
- Does science prove the benefits of sauna and flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy)?
Yes, please see these research papers.
The gravity-reduced environment helps our mind and body relax and provides many physical benefits including:
- pain relief
- improved healing
- joint relief
- relief from discomfort during pregnancy
The light and sound free environment provides deep peace and relaxation with the following health benefits
- stress relief
- reduces blood pressure
- relief from insomnia
- relief from migraine or tension headaches
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - This is another important application for float tanks because there are so few effective treatments for PTSD. This is made more significant by the fact that there is a huge increase in PTSD patients recently. Studies have shown that PTSD can be profoundly helped by floating.
People have been using salt baths for hundreds of years because of the health benefits which include:
- relief from muscle and joint soreness
- skin and hair benefits
- lowering of blood pressure
People have been using saunas for hundreds of years because of the health benefits which include:
- normalizes blood pressure
- improved circulation
- pain relief
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Eating Disorders and Weight Management
Heart Health And Stress
Takashi Kihara, MD, Sadatoshi Biro, MD, Masakazu Imamura, MD, Shiro Yoshifuku, MD, Kunitsugu Takasaki, MD, Yoshiyuki Ikeda, MD, Yutaka Otuji, MD, Shinichi Minagoe, MD, Yoshifumi Toyama, MD, Chuwa Tei, MD, (2002). Repeated sauna treatment improves vascular endothelial and cardiac function in patients with chronic heart failure.
Mitsuo Sobajima, Takashi Nozawa, Hiroyuki Ihori, Takuya Shida, Takashi Ohori, Takayuki Suzuki, Akira Matsuki, Satoshi Yasumura, Hiroshi Inoue, (2013). Repeated sauna therapy improves myocardial perfusion in patients with chronically occluded coronary artery-related ischemia.
Objective Look At The Flotation Industry
Åsenlöf, K., Olsson, S., Bood, S. Å., & Norlander, T. Case studies on fibromyalgia and burn-out depression using psychotherapy in combination with flotation-REST: Personality development and increased well-being.
Gilbert M. Koula, John C. Kemp, Keith M. Keane, Allan D. Belden, (1990). Replication of a Clinical Outcome Study on a Hospital-Based Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine Program Utilizing Flotation REST and Biofeedback.
Bood, S. Å., (2007). Bending and mending the neurosignature. Frameworks of influence by flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) upon wellbeing in patients with stress related ailments.
Landström, A., Bood, S.Å., Kjellgren, A., & Norlander, T., (2007). Treating stress related pain in a clinical sample with flotation-REST:A further report on improvementson pain assessed by the Pain Area Inventory (PAI).
Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Nordström, G., & Norlander, T., (2005). Effects of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) on stress related muscle pain: What makes the difference in therapy, attention-placebo, or the relaxation response?
Anette Kjellgren, Hanna Edebol, Tommy Nordén, Torsten Norlander, (2013). Quality of Life with Flotation Therapy for a Person Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Atypical Autism, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.
Patrick Mcaleney, Arreed Barabasz, and Marianne Barabasz, (1990). Perceptual and Motor Skills, 71:3 , 1023-1028 Effects Of Flotation Restricted Environmental Stimulation On Intercollegiate Tennis Performance.
Rand Walker, W. Freeman, R.F., Christensen, D.K., (1994). Restricting Environmental Stimulation (REST) to enhance cognitive behavioral treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder with schizotypal personality disorder.
Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Norlander, T., Nordström, L., Nordenström, K., Kjellgren, A., et al, (2006). Eliciting the relaxation response with help of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) in patients with stress related ailments.