A Clear Mind and Creative Halloween

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Floatation therapy and Halloween costumes might not seem related, but you may be surprised. Floatation tanks reduce stress, which will help you plan your party or just enjoy the holiday more. Floating is also a brilliant way to clear your mind and get those creative juices flowing so you can come up with the best costume idea of the year. … Read More

Mind and Body: Benefits of Meditation

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Floating in one of our tanks is a truly incredible way to relax. There are few sensations comparable to floating weightlessly in a stimulation-free room. It’s so effective because it offers a unique and immersive type of meditation. When you’re not visiting Northwest Float Center, you can still destress using meditation. In fact, frequent sessions offer an incredible selection of … Read More

How Floatation Helps Navy SEALS Recover From Concussions

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Navy SEALs face some of the most challenging circumstances on the planet. They’re called into action to serve and protect in the diverse terrains of sea, air, and land. Unfortunately, their service often comes with a price: illnesses and injuries caused by combat. The good news is that floatation therapy is an excellent tool for healing concussions and other injuries … Read More

How Floatation Therapy Helps SAD

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Many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Floatation therapy can help tremendously, especially during the beginning and middle of winter when weather is harsh. What Is SAD? SAD is a disorder that strikes most often during the change of seasons. SAD causes depression, usually at the onset of fall and throughout the winter season. SAD sufferers report a decrease … Read More

Should People With Cognitive Disabilities Float?

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People with cognitive disabilities are often told what they can and can’t do in life, and they are shielded from common activities all the time. Floating is one example. It’s natural to wonder if a cognitively disabled person should float, but it’s actually safe. Plus, there are many benefits, too. Safety The science behind floatation therapy explains why it is … Read More

Fostering Creativity: Artists Who Float

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Floatation therapy was developed out of the research of Dr. John Lilly in the 1950s and 60s. While Dr. Lilly was not primarily interested in therapy, his work provided insights into the human brain and mind that were instrumental to the development of floatation therapies. One of the most celebrated benefits of floatation therapy is its effect on creativity. Many … Read More

The Effect of Floating on Dreams

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The term “lucid dreaming” refers to being aware of the dream and dream state while asleep. Some people capable of lucid dreaming are able to influence their dreams, making their dreams happen in a specific, desired way. Floatation tanks can be an optimal venue for lucid dreams. There are many ways to improve or cultivate lucid dreaming abilities, resulting in … Read More

Mental Health Benefits of Floating

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Floatation makes people feel rested and relaxed, which naturally decreases stress and has a positive impact on the body. Research is now proving that floatation, which has also been known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST), is helpful in the treatment of behavioral and addictive disorders. From treating ADHD to alcoholism and eating disorders, there are many restorative benefits to … Read More

Floatation’s Effect on the Brain

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Floating is proven to improve health, decrease stress, and detox the mind. But what exactly is going on in the brain when we float in a floatation tank? Visual cortexes become active, different senses are activated, and vasodilation improves overall brain functionality. There is science behind why people feel better mentally after a floating session. The following are a few … Read More

Autism and REST: How Floatation Therapy Can Help

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Having a child with autism means thinking outside the box. Depending on the severity of the condition, children with autism suffer greatly from situations others handle more easily. Autistic children often respond differently to social stimuli. They may avoid eye contact, not respond to hugs or know how to ask for help, and seem unsure how to relate to others … Read More