The History of Isolation Tanks

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In 1953, Dr. John C. Lilly wondered what would happen if you did not have to experience stimulation from the outside world. Lilly worked at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland as a neurophysiologist. The question of sensory deprivation led him to develop the first isolation tank, also referred to as a sensory deprivation tank. Doing experiments … Read More

Northwest Float Center Exhibits at Art on the Ave Festival, Educates Community about Alternative Stress and Pain Relief

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Alternative stress and pain relief center, Northwest Float Center, attended Tacoma’s 2013 Art on the Ave Festival on Sunday, July 14th as a first time exhibitor. The festival, in its 15th year takes places on Tacoma’s historic 6th Avenue Business District between Cedar and Trafton and attracts approximately 15,000 attendees to enjoy the local flavor of art, music, food and more. “Educating … Read More

Using Floatation to Treat Opiate Addiction

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Opiate addiction is an extremely dangerous form of substance abuse that is difficult to overcome. It is uniquely painful and potentially harmful in comparison to other drug addictions. When they begin withdrawal, opiate addicts experience painful symptoms, both psychological and physical. These can include panic attacks, depression, paranoia, diarrhea, vomiting, and high levels of pain. Those in withdrawal from opiates … Read More

How Flotation Therapy Can Boost Benefits from Chiropractic Treatment

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Flotation therapy can have extremely beneficial effects on your muscles and joints, and it pairs even more successfully with ongoing chiropractic treatment. Many people find that they get better physical results by combining these two treatment modalities. Both flotation therapy and chiropractic care can help release muscle spasms and leave your body feeling strong and rejuvenated. Combining Flotation and Chiropractic … Read More

Isolation Tanks and Meditative Brain States

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Flotation therapy was born in a neuro-psychiatry lab, which should make the fact that it has extreme influence on brain states an unsurprising conclusion. When they were first designed, flotation tanks were used in the study of consciousness and how the brain manages consciousness in the absence of sensory information. Isolation tanks (as they were then called) solved this problem … Read More

The Journey So Far

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It’s been quite a journey since last years’ Portland Float Conference.   It was in Portland that I had taken my first float and had fully committed to opening up a float center with my best friend Kriss.  There is a float center in Portland called Float On that holds the annual conference and the gentlemen who run that center couldn’t … Read More

Depressed? Flotation Therapy Can Help You Fight Back

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If you suffer from depression or anxiety, flotation therapy can be a helpful treatment for you, along with talk therapy and medication. Flotation therapy might seem like an odd match in this situation, but it has had proven effects when it comes to elevating people’s moods and relieving anxiety. Flotation has been helping people feel better and think more clearly … Read More

Tacoma’s New Stress Buster: Float Tanks

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A new stress busting therapy has come to Tacoma, Washington, and its name is flotation therapy. Flotation therapy is all the rage in alternative health circles and it promises to provide a gentle, relaxing experience for Tacoma residents. Give flotation therapy a try and reap the rewards that came from stress relief and deep muscle relaxation. Flotation therapy can benefit … Read More

The History of Flotation Therapy, From 1954 to Today

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You may be used to flotation therapy occurring in small health centers or spas, but flotation therapy actually got its start in a surprising place. Beginning in a lab run by John C. Lilly, the first flotation tank was designed for studies on sensory deprivation. You may have at some point heard flotation tanks referred to as sensory deprivation tanks, … Read More

A Perfect Pairing: Flotation Therapy and Yoga as One

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When it comes to relaxation and stress relief, flotation therapy and yoga can be a perfect match. Many flotation centers even offer yoga classes on site. Flotation and yoga, both often thought about as New Age or alternative health practices, can rejuvenate and strengthen your body when practiced in tandem, leaving you feeling strong and refreshed. How Flotation and Yoga … Read More