28 Benefits of Floatation Therapy

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Floatation tanks (aka float tanks, isolation tanks or sensory deprivation tanks) are lightless, mostly soundproof tanks filled with Epsom salt and water at skin temperature, which makes you float on the surface of the water.

In this setting, you experience little to no external stimuli and are able to relax your body far more than otherwise possible. These conditions provide the space for an incredibly unique experience of stress relief, tension release, self-awareness and journeys into peaceful nothingness.

I’ve personally been floating for the last two months and have experienced its many benefits. Floatation therapy has the tension release qualities of a massage, the stress relief qualities of drinking a glass of wine in a jacuzzi, the state of self-awareness comparable to psychotherapy and the trauma/fear release potential of ayahuasca. Floating also makes it relatively easy for anyone to dip into the infinitely blissful void described by experienced meditators and yogis. Essentially, floatation therapy provides the space necessary for self-healing on all levels of being.

28 Benefits of Floatation Therapy

  1. Promotes total calm and peaceful relaxation
  2. Eliminates fatigue and jet lag
  3. Improves sleep
  4. Alleviates stress (mental and physical)
  5. Reduces or eliminates depression, anxiety and fear
  6. Facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and addictions
  7. Facilitates an acute awareness of thought patterns
  8. Stimulates left/right brain synchronization
  9. Shifts brain waves from beta to lower frequency alpha, theta and even delta
  10. Creates mental clarity, alertness and mindfulness
  11. Increases creativity
  12. Enhances problem solving ability
  13. Heightens visualization ability
  14. Deepens meditation (you’re able to go into much deeper meditation than when you’re sitting on the floor)
  15. Expands awareness
  16. Enhances all senses
  17. Enhances hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis
  18. Decreases the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline
  19. Reduces pre-menstrual tension
  20. Reduces post-natal depression
  21. Increases production of endorphins
  22. Speeds up rehabilitation, recovery and healing
  23. Relieves pain (arthritis, migraines, injuries…etc.)
  24. Boosts immune function
  25. Improves circulation
  26. Reduces blood pressure
  27. Improves athletic performance
  28. Makes you feel amazing afterward 🙂

Fun Facts About Floating

  • The first floatation tank (or isolation tank) was developed by the neuroscientist John C. Lily in 1954. He used it as a form of psychotherapy, often in combination with LSD (when it was still legal).
  • Carl Lewis used in-tank visualization techniques to prepare himself for his gold medal long jump at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
  • John Lennon reportedly used a flotation tank in 1979 in an attempt to kick his heroin habit.
  • Two-time NBA MVP, Steph Curry reportedly floats every 2 weeks.

Try out floating for yourself. Experience peace like you never have before. Experience your true self.

Much love.

– Stevie P!

Stevie P