Randomised, controlled trial find that flotation therapy decreases stress, decreases pain, decreases anxiety and depression and increases optimism

Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention – a randomized controlled pilot trial (2014.)  Kjellgre, A & Westman, J This recent study is one of the best I’ve read so far on flotation … Read More

Meta-Analysis Finds Flotation Therapy to Be a “Profound Stress Management Tool”

Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a stress-management tool: A meta-analysis (Dierendonck, D & Nijenthuis, J, 2004.) A meta-analysis (when a bunch of clever people get together to look at all previous studies in this area, they look at … Read More

Flotation Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

“Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial” (Jonsson et all,2016) This randomised trial from 2016 sampled 46 volunteers, they were treated with either 12 … Read More

How Flotation Therapy Can: Induce Relaxation, Reduce Stress, Improve Memory, Relieve Pain, Treat Muscle Hypertonicity and Much More (A Research Paper)

Health and therapeutic applications of chamber and flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) Although now old, this paper from 1999 is a very interesting read. It reviews research on flotation therapy and groups it’s benefits into 5 main areas: General Relaxation Stress … Read More

Case Report Concludes That Flotation Therapy in Conjunction with Spinal Manipulation Reduces Pain to 0% in 4 Weeks

Pain management in osteopathic medicine: The efficacy of flotation REST  as an adjunct to spinal manipulation for acute non-specific low back pain. A case report (The Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, 2001 ; 4(1): 25-30) The above article is a case study … Read More

The Guardian 2016: Suffer from anxiety? Try a sensory deprivation tank

Suffer from anxiety? Try a sensory deprivation tank by Olga Oksman

Vogue 2015: Getting Tanked: One Writer’s 60 Minutes in Sensory Deprivation

Getting Tanked: One Writer’s 60 Minutes in Sensory Deprivation by Nathan Heller

BBC News 2016: Why do people use flotation tanks?

Why do people use flotation tanks?    

TIME Magazine 2017: Mental health treatment: How float clinics treat anxiety

Mental health treatment: How float clinics treat anxiety Story by Mandy Oaklander