Research

Small Study Finds That Flotation “Has an Electrophysiological Signature Comparable to That of Induced Relaxation… but With a More Rapid Onset.”

Comparison of Bispectral Index™ values during the flotation restricted environmental stimulation technique and results for stage I sleep: a prospective pilot investigation, (2017.) Dunham, C. et al In this very small scale study, 1 participate undertook 22 X 1 hour … Read More

Study Says Its OK to Leave the Light on

The presence or absence of light during flotation restricted environmental stimulation: effects on plasma cortisol, blood pressure, and mood (1989.) Fine. H et al. I stumbled across a study from 1989, the results of which I found surprising but which … Read More

Study Confirms that Flotation REST Enhances Sports Performance

Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique Improves Human Performance: Rifle Marksmanship (1993.) Barabasz A et al. In this small scale study undertaken in 1993, 24 participants were tested for their rifle marksmanship. They were then allocated into 2 groups (with effort being … Read More

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