Could Floating Boost Your Brain Power?

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Floatation therapy is an excellent way to relax the mind and “check out” for a little while. There are many health benefits of floatation therapy, from pain reduction to mitigation of symptoms of anxiety, and new research is showing that floatation therapy may even help boost brainpower and creativity. Let’s take a look at how floatation therapy can potentially heighten … Read More

How Floatation Therapy in Washington Can Benefit You

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Floatation therapy has numerous benefits. In Washington, Northwest Float Center is a great place for your first time experiencing the many benefits of floatation. Floatation has been proven to assist in relieving a number of different conditions, ranging from stress to migraines. While some may view floatation as a fake, New Age treatment, once they experience floatation, they experience the … Read More

Sensory Deprivation Tanks in Pop Culture

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Sensory deprivation tanks are seeing an increased level of attention. They have appeared in a few popular culture references, including the television show Fringe. T.V. host Joe Rogan has also endorsed them. While many popular culture references imply that floatation tanks are strange tools with no basis in scientific study, this is not the case. Altered States In the movie … Read More

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

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