Want to learn more about the benefits of Floating? Floatation Therapy was first discovered in the early 1970’s. Since then, researchers around the globe have been studying its effects on the body and the mind. We have collected a number of the exciting studies that have been recently published.
Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014This was a study of 65 healthy subjects, half of which who were given 2 floats a week for 2 months. After a series of emotional and psychological tests, the researchers found that stress, depression, anxiety, and pain were significantly decreased. Optimism and sleep quality significantly increased for the flotation group. There was also a significant correlation between mindfulness in daily life and degree of altered states of consciousness during the relaxation in the floatation tank.
Emotional and Sleep Disorders
Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 2013A 24-year-old woman diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, atypical autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression floated regularly for one and a half years. Results suggest that floating may have beneficial therapeutic effects on mental health.
The Qualitative Report, 2010This fascinating paper describes a study in which patients with fatigue, lack of energy, sleeping problems and pain were able to improve symptoms considerably after a series of float treatments and talk therapy.
University of British Columbia, 1989It was concluded that flotation REST (on its own and in combination with autogenic relaxation) improved both subjective and objective sleep latency up to twelve weeks after treatment.
Journal of Psychology and Health, 2005The findings from this study suggest that floatation might be a valuable alternative to other stress-management techniques. It has relaxing, mood and performance enhancing effects that seem to be more profound than those of other relaxation techniques. Especially in the field of burnout and chronic fatigue, floating could have practical use.
Department of Psychology, Carlsbad University 2009If you suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asperger’s syndrome or depression you should definitely check out this case study from the Karlstad University, Sweden. The adult subject suffered from all those conditions and after a series of floatation sessions, found that she had significantly increased self-control, deep relaxation and less stress. It was easier for her to sit still, focus, concentration and organize. Finally she was now more able to deal with social interactions and handle difficult emotions.
Float Summit 2012 in Gothenburg, SwedenResults demonstrated that floatation provided significant temporary reductions in pain, muscle tension, stress, anxiety and sadness, as well as significant increases in relaxation, feelings of well being, energy and ease of movement. There was also significant improvement in the quality of sleep.
Journal of Qualitative Health Research, 2008Results indicated that flotation- REST is a meaningful alternative for treating chronic whiplash-associated disorder.
Journal of Pain Research and Management, 2001Researchers from Karlstad University, Sweden, found that patients gave a series of nine flotation treatments to patients that had been suffering for years with chronic muscle tension pain. They found that Floatation therapy was able to significantly reduce their pain, anxiety and depression. They also found that these patients would fall asleep faster after floating.
Journal of Pain Research and Management, 2005Study on 32 patients with chronic stress related muscle pain and burnout depression (fatigue, low energy, memory problems, insomnia, low spirited). Found that floatation therapy is an effective and non-invasive method of the treatment of this pain and burnout depression and should be an integral part of treatment.
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1990This study on basketball playing students at the University of British Columbia found strong evidence of improvement in athletic skill after flotation therapy.
Journal of Music and Medicine, 2011Looking to improve your musical performance skills? In this study performed by the University of British Columbia, it was found that Floatation therapy had a beneficial effect on technical ability in freely conceived jazz improvisation.
Journal of Environmental Psychology, 1992This amazing study by the University of Vermont, shows dramatic increases in creativity for people who float for just one hour!
Journal of Environmental Psychology, 1987The University of British Columbia tested a number of scientists and found that they produced more high level creative ideas after they took a series of 60 minute flotation sessions. Additionally, they showed decreased levels of tension, anger, depression and fatigue after floating.
Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation Research
Learn the science behind how the Floating Lotus Facial Acupuncture Treatment eliminates wrinkles, decreases of facial puffiness and acne, improves facial muscle tone, improves skin texture with tighter pores, and decreases sagging around the eyes, cheeks, chin, and neck.
Journal of Aesthetic Surgery, 2004
European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 2007
Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013In this pilot study, FCA showed promising results as a therapy for facial elasticity.
Infrared Sauna Research
The Floating Lotus Infrared Sauna reduces pain and improves cardiac health.
Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 2009Study showing good tolerance, short-term improvement of pain and stiffness, and a trend towards long-term beneficial effects
Journal of Circulation, 2004This study concluded that repeated sauna treatment improves ventricular arrhythmias in patients with CHF
Canadian Family Physician Journal, 2009Evidence supporting Far infrared Sauna treatments for normalizing blood pressure and treating congestive heart failure.
Alternative Medicine Review, 2011
Salt Cave Therapy Research
Learn how sitting in the Floating Lotus Salt Cave can clear your respiratory tract and reduce stress