Did you know that the float tank started off as a research tool back in the 1950’s by John C. Lily? Since then, it’s become much more popular as a wellness tool and practice around the world, especially as more research is done to start to show signs of the wide-range of benefits that it can provide for ailments such as chronic pain, anxiety and depression, and insomnia.
As we explain going into your first float, there are many benefits that come through three major factors involved in floatation therapy:
- Epsom salt (magnesium and sulphur)
- Stimulation reduction
- Gravity reduction
These three components create the unique environment of a float session that help to provide the wide-variety of benefits for your mind, body and spirit. Together, they work to provide an experience that is one of the most relaxing available in the world as your mind and body are replenished with key elements and minerals and your senses are refreshed.
While there are countless stories of people who are experiencing transformative results for different issues of the mind and body, more research is still needed to help prove the efficacy of float therapy.
Research has been done or is underway on issues like:
- Chronic tension headaches
- Chronic muscle tension pain in the back and neck
- Stress-related pain with burnout depression.
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Anorexia nervosa
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Chronic pain
We’re excited to see more evidence behind the benefits of float therapy so that more people can experience them and overcome any health challenges. Hopefully, this will also allow us to get to a point where float therapy is prescribed as a tool by medical professionals and covered by insurance to help more people access it.
We believe the future is bright for floatation therapy and we can’t wait to host you for your next float!