The medical benefits of floatation are wide reaching and more scientific information is being released to support this on almost a daily basis.

Below are just a few of the conditions known to be improved by floating:

  • Stress relief
  • Muscular pain
  • Rheumatism
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue Fertility
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine headache
  • Jet lag
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Back pain
  • Depression
  • Post-natal depression


Floatation is particularly good for people with arthritis, as floating in the buoyant solution eliminates the gravity on the joints and actually improves the blood flow.

We have included links below to the most popular medical research in relation to floatation. Having these in one place makes things very easy for the potential floater to assess, however if you feel we have missed any important information please contact us.  


Relaxation in a flotation tank brings peace and quiet, increased well-being, and reduced pain

A new dissertation shows that relaxation in a flotation tank can serve as an alternative form of treatment to reduce stress or relieve persistent pain, and it has no side-effects whatsoever.

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Study showing how Floatation and REST affects Fibromyalgia sufferers

An in-depth study carried out out in 2013 by Roderick Borrie, Ph.D., Tamara Russell, Ph.D. and Stefan Schneider, Ph.D. that studied the the affects of flotation therapy on sufferers of fibromyalgia. They looked at a variety of factors including pain and its effects, muscle tension, ease of movement………..

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Floatation is Preventative Healthcare

Published in 2014, a BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine article looked at research …… investigating the ‘Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention……..

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Performance Athlete Recovery with REST

A 2014 academic study from the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, that investigates the benefits of REST and Floatation Therapy for Performance Athletes…….

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