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Research

Ample research exists to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of floating as it improves one's personal health.

 

Below is a small sampling of the hundreds of research articles written specifically on the topic of floating.

 

​​Relieving Stress, Improving Psychological / Emotional State:

Eliciting the relaxation response with the help of flotation-rest (restricted environmental stimulation technique) in patients with stress-related ailments.

Examining the short-term anxiolytic and antidepressant effect of Floatation-REST.

Characterizing the Experiences of Flotation-REST(Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) Treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): A Phenomenological Study.

Quality of Life with Flotation Therapy for a Person Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Atypical Autism, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.

Relieving Chronic Pain:

REST-Assisted Relaxation and Chronic Pain.

Flotation for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The Effects of Flotation REST on the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia.

Progressive muscle relaxation and restricted environmental stimulation therapy for chronic tension headache: a pilot study.

A pilot study to evaluate the effects of floatation spa treatment on patients with osteoarthritis.

Bending and Mending the Neurosignature.

Improving Sleep:

Does flotation-rest (restricted environmental stimulation technique) have an effect on sleep?

Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial.

Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention – a randomized controlled pilot trial.

Improving Physical Performance:

Flotation REST as a Stress Reduction Method: The Effects on Anxiety, Muscle Tension, and Performance."

Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy and napping on mood state and muscle soreness in elite athletes: A novel recovery strategy?

Track and Field Athletes’ Experiences and Perceived Effects of Flotation-REST: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.

The Acute Effects of Flotation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique on Recovery From Maximal Eccentric Exercise.

The acute effects of flotation restricted environmental stimulation technique on recovery from maximal eccentric exercise.

Enhancing perceptual-motor accuracy through flotation REST.

Improving Mental Performance:

Memory effects of restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) and possible applications to ECT.

Creativity enhancement through flotation isolation.

Enhancement of scientific creativity by flotation REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique).

A controlled investigation of right hemispheric processing enhancement after restricted environmental stimulation (REST) with floatation.

Effects of stress versus flotation-REST relaxation on creativity and literacy skills in advanced English as a second language (ESL) composition.

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