Flotation Therapy — Health Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Most flotation tubs or tanks are about the size of a queen-sized bed and contain no more than 1 foot of water that has been supersaturated with Epsom salt so that you can float with ease
  • Flotation therapy has been linked to a wide variety of beneficial effects, including stress reduction, reduced anxiety and depression, pain relief, reduced inflammation, improvements in chronic fatigue and symptoms associated with burnout
  • Because of these benefits, flotation therapy could be a valuable preventive care adjunct
  • Flotation therapy can also increase creativity, deepen meditative states and enhance sports performance
  • Sensory deprivation therapy can also be enormously beneficial in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries by resetting the neuroendocrine system

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