• stress & floatation

    Floatation Beats Stress

  • Floatation Beats Stress

    Whether it's a short-term frustration like a traffic jam or a major life event like divorce or job loss, psychological stress can affect our bodies in so many ways.

  • The good news is there is a natural alternative. Here’s how float therapy can help reduce your everyday chronic stress. As Swedish Government and German doctors are now starting to prescribe floats instead of drugs for stress and relaxation.

  • 1. Floating Reduces Cortisol, The Stress Hormone

  • Floatation has been clinically proven that it helps decrease cortisol levels, a hormone released in the bloodstream during stressful situations.

    Stress, Muscle loss and fat gain; Brain fog & low sex drive; Fatigue and Depression are just some of the symptoms of chronically high cortisol levels.

     

    Many studies have proven that floating regularly can reduce cortisol levels and decrease blood pressure, as well as improve overall mood.

    In a very recent scientific study, participants floated 8 times over the course of 2 weeks. Their serum cortisol decreased by 21.6%. Participants also showed a 50.5% decrease in cortisol variability – they handled stressful situations better, without a spike in cortisol.

  • 2. Equivalent to a Natural Anti-Anxiety Drug

  • A float tank provides a weightless environment that when combined with pitch darkness and silence, creates sensory reduction which helps slowing down the brain which results in releasing theta waves, and acts like when a brain is in deep meditation, this meditative state can be very powerful in calming the mind and body and de-stressing for those with anxiety and depression. It causes the brain to release a flood of endorphins, also called feel good chemicals – which is good for lifting the mood and feel peaceful.

     

    According Dr. Justin Feinstein, the world’s leading float therapy researcher, “the level of relaxation achieved in a float tank is similar to what would be achieved with anti-anxiety drugs or meditation.”

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    3. Magnesium: Treatment for anxiety & depression

     

  • Research has shown that magnesium plays a key role in the treatment of depression and anxiety and depression, as it becomes easily depleted during times of stress.

    The float tanks contain over 500kgs of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate). While floating the human skin absorbs the magnesium and can the cells would use it immediately.

    magnesium is well known to help balance calcium levels in the body, reduce stress, balance hormones, normalize blood pressure, reduce risk of cancer and other diseases and much more.

     

    You may read further about Theodor Martin, Floatasian Float Spa Co-Founder, and his own personal Experience in beating Anxiety and Depression with Floatation.

  • Testimonials

    Testimonials related to stress and anxiety:

    Timothy Ferriss

    American author & Public Speaker

    “I found it to be one of the most anxiety reducing experiences I have ever had.”

    Joe Rogan

    Martial arts Commentator and Podcast Host

    “The tank has been the most important tool that I have used to develop my mind, for thinking, for evolving.”

    Theodor Martin

    Founder of Floatasian Float Spa

    “The actual result of regularly floating is that I feel cured. Most of my days I do feel happy”

  • Videos on Floatation and Stress

    Joe Rogan

    Joe Rogan speaks on sensory deprivation tanks and the awesome potential you can achieve with it.

    Vice Documentary

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    Vice Documentary

    Part 2

    Vice Documentary

    Part 3

    David Manfield

    Clinical psychologist David Manfield discusses how floatation therapy could be beneficial to treating and resolving PTSD.

    The Huffington Post

    Huffpost on how Float therapy has been proven to reduce stress and clear your mind.

    Fox News

    Fox News on how floating naked for an hour in a bath full of Epsom salt offer serenity

    Fox News

    Fox News on how floating naked for an hour in a bath full of Epsom salt offer serenity

  • Related Scientific Studies:

    1. Sensory Isolation in Flotation Tanks: Altered States of Consciousness and Effects on Well-being, The Qualitative Report, December 2008.

     

    2. Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a stress-management tool: A meta-analysis, Psychology & Health, 2005.

     

    3. Eliciting the relaxation response with the help of flotation-rest (restricted environmental stimulation technique) in patients with stress-related ailments, International Journal of Stress Management, May 2006.

     

    4. Psychotherapeutic Treatment in Combination with Relaxation in a Flotation Tank: Effects on “Burn-Out Syndrome”, The Qualitative Report, September 2010.

     

    5. Psychology Explaining the Effects of Stimulus Restriction: Testing the Dynamic Hemispheric Asymmetry Hypothesis By: Suedfeld, P.; Steel, G. Daniel; Wallbaum, Alistair B.C.; Bluck, Susan; Livesey, Nigel; Capozzi, Lorian Journal of Environmental Psychology (1994) 14, 87-100, 1994

     

    6. Effects of Flotation REST on Plasma Cortisol in Rheumatoid Arthritis By: McCormick B.A., Shafransky D.R., Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. Jr. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco, 1997

     

    7. Effects of Rational Emotive Therapy and REST on Social Anxiety. By: O'Toole P. & Barabasz M. Washington State University, Pullman, WA,1997

     

    8. Treatment of Psychosomatic Illnesses Through Mental Training and Floatations in Oxygenated Magnesium Sulfate Saturated Baths By: Dr. Suchurbruck, Dr. Berman & Tapprich J., 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco, 1997

     

    9. Plasma Catecholamine Activity During Flotation REST By: Turner J.W. Jr., Fine T. & Hamad N.M. 6th International REST Conference.San Francisco , 1997

     

    10. Flotation therapy in treatment of patients with primary hypertension. By: Hu Pei-Cheng, Wang RR, Shang ZH , Clinical Psychology Journal (China) 2000; 14: 414-416 , 2000

     

    11. Case studies on fibromyalgia and burn-out depression using psychotherapy in combination with flotation-REST: Personality development and increased well-being. By: Åsenlöf, K., Olsson, S., Bood, S. Å., & Norlander, T. "Imagination, Cognition and Personality", 2007

     

    12. Bending and mending the neurosignature. Frameworks of influence by flotation-REST (Restricted environmental stimulation technique) upon wellbeing in patients with stress related ailments By: Bood, S. Å. "Doctoral dissertation, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden. ISSN 1403-8099.", 2007

     

    13. Floating Effective for Stress and Pain, Research Suggests By: Bood, S.A. Science Daily (Nov. 6, 2007) , 2007

     

    14. Flotation REST in Applied Psychophysiology By: Fine, Thomas H., M.A. and Borrie, Roderick, Ph.D.

     

    15. Effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy on Cortisol, Pain, and Indices of inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritics By: Fine, T.H.; McCormick, B.A.; Shefransky, D.O.; and Turner, J.W. PhD. Medical College of Ohio, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Physiology.

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