Float Therapy for Anxiety: What You Need to Know

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From generalized anxiety to social anxiety, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in the United States. Forty million U.S. adults live with some form of anxiety and, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, only 37% of those individuals seek help. Psychotherapy can be daunting, and some medications may actually induce anxiety-like symptoms. However, a new form … Read More

Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

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When I mentioned to a friend that my baseline neurosis has evolved from daily stress into anxiety, her response was – “Go for a float!” A float? Yes — spend an hour in a dark, soundproof room floating in a body-temperature warm pool. “The heavy salt concentration does the work for you,” my friend told me. “You just lie there … Read More

Flotation Therapy — Health Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

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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 … Read More

Preventing Sick-leave for Sufferers of High Stress-load and Burnout Syndrome: A Pilot Study Combining Psychotherapy and the Flotation tank

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The aim of the present pilot study was to get information whether or not a 10-week combined treatment program with relaxation in a flotation tank and subsequent psychotherapeutic sessions, may be beneficial for persons suffering from high stress-load and ?burnout syndrome?. Four women and two men between the ages of 33 and 57 years old took part in the study. … Read More