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Unveiling the Remarkable Power of Float Therapy: A New Study Reinforces its Transformative Benefits

Unveiling the Remarkable Power of Float Therapy: A New Study Reinforces its Transformative Benefits


Hey there! We have some exciting news to share that will leave you amazed. Do you know how we’ve always talked about the incredible effects of float therapy in reducing stress, anxiety and boosting overall health? Well, hold on tight because a groundbreaking new study has just been published, further confirming the extraordinary capabilities of this therapeutic practice!

The Power of Float Therapy:

Float therapy, also known as sensory deprivation or isolation therapy, has long been celebrated for its profound impact on the mind and body. Picture this: immersing yourself in a serene, weightless environment, floating effortlessly on the surface of warm, buoyant water–the outside world fades away, stress melts, tension dissipates, and a profound sense of tranquility takes over. It’s an oasis of pure relaxation, where the relentless demands of life are momentarily suspended.

Evidence Builds:

This new study, another valuable addition to the growing body of research, delves deep into the remarkable benefits of float therapy. It shines a powerful spotlight on the therapeutic potential of this unique practice, reaffirming what we’ve known all along. Float therapy can reduce stress, alleviate anxiety, and promote overall well-being in ways that traditional treatments often struggle to achieve.

Study Method:

A recent scientific publication titled “Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) in anxiety and depression: An experience sampling study” provides valuable insights into REST’s time course and effectiveness in alleviating anxiety and depression symptoms. The study conducted by McKenna M. Garland and colleagues aimed to investigate the duration and time course of the anxiolytic and antidepressant effects of REST. Seventy-five adults with anxiety and/or depression completed six sessions of REST, either in a pool-REST or chair-REST setting. The post-REST effects were assessed using experience sampling through a smartphone-based survey administered at multiple time points over a 48-hour period.

Key Findings:

The study revealed several significant findings regarding the effects of REST:

  • REST was associated with significant decreases in anxiety and depression symptoms compared to baseline levels.
  • These effects were observed immediately after the REST session and lasted for up to 48 hours.
  • REST also significantly increased feelings of serenity, contributing to an overall sense of well-being and relaxation.
  • Repeated exposure to REST sessions showed additive effects on lowering anxiety levels, with participants reporting lower baseline anxiety levels as they progressed through subsequent sessions


These findings have important implications for both the frequency and potential combination of REST with standard treatments for anxiety and depression. The study suggests that the anxiolytic and antidepressant effects of REST persist for at least 48 hours, guiding the scheduling of REST sessions. Moreover, the additive anxiolytic effects observed during the fifth and sixth sessions open avenues for exploring the impact of a larger number of REST sessions. The study’s findings also support the investigation of REST as an adjunctive treatment to enhance the effectiveness of existing therapies.













If you’re as intrigued as we are, we encourage you to delve into the study and explore the intricate details and scientific evidence that reinforce the remarkable effects of float therapy. It’s a fascinating journey that deepens our understanding of its profound impact on the mind and body. Let’s spread the joy and invite others to embark on their own path to well-being by sharing the study with friends, family, and anyone who could benefit from the wonders of float therapy.

Now is the perfect time to take the plunge and experience the wonders of float therapy. Float State is your haven, ready to welcome you into a world of pure bliss and rejuvenation. Visit the Float Therapy page for more information, book your session, and prepare to be transported to a realm of tranquility that will leave you feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready to conquer the world.

So, let’s dive headfirst into the incredible realm of float therapy. Immerse yourself in the soothing embrace of Float State’s sanctuary and allow the transformative power of this practice to wash over you. As the study reinforces, float therapy is not just a passing trend but a scientifically supported approach to reducing stress, alleviating anxiety, and enhancing overall well-being. Embrace this opportunity to prioritize self-care and unlock the incredible benefits of float therapy.

See you on the other side of serenity!
With warm regards,

the Float State Team

The Top 10 Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Therapy

The Top 10 Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Therapy


It feels almost mystical sometimes, but science is starting to reach the conclusion that meditation has serious benefits to your mind and body.

The problem is, it can be hard to find time to meditate — or even learn how to. An awesome option is sensory deprivation chambers, which can help you meditate, along with so many other benefits.

Whether you’ve heard of it before or are just now reading about it for the first time, check out these benefits to sensory deprivation to see if it’s right for you.

1. Improved Sleep

Speaking of deprivation, sleep deprivation is incredibly dangerous. If you’ve gone for even a couple of nights without decent sleep, you know it has an impact on everything you do during the day.

If supplements and sleep aids don’t help you, sensory deprivation might be the missing piece. Even doing sensory deprivation for just a couple of hours every week has a lasting effect to help you with sleep for the rest of your life.

2. Reduced Blood Pressure

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know it can be tough to find the right medicine and daily habits to lower it. High blood pressure causes stress, anxiety, and can easily land you in the hospital.

Sensory deprivation doesn’t just relax your body, it relaxes your heart’s need to overwork. To see if it’s right for you, try taking your blood pressure before and after a session, and you’ll see immediate results.

3. Alleviated Stress

Stress is the “silent killer.” It has negative effects on your body that you don’t realize until it’s too late. You may be nervous when thinking about sensory deprivation, but the professionals can help you break down the short-term stress in order to find a way to break down the long-term stress.

Stress has many causes, so the ways that sensory deprivation reduces it are varied. It can give you time to reflect on your problems, and the relaxation of your body has an effect on the mind, too. While the problems you face will still be out there when you step out of the chamber, you’ll be better equipped to face them.

4. Eased Muscle Pain

If you find your muscles aching all the time, you need to find a way to alleviate the pain. It can make you avoid getting out and being productive because your back or legs hurt so much. Sensory deprivation has an amazing ability to reduce severe muscle pain.

Some people don’t like or just can’t use narcotics or other serious muscle relaxation pills. Sensory deprivation chambers and tanks might be one of the most natural ways to relax that pain.

5. Less Tension and Headaches

When your body gets tense and you’re constantly worried about things, physical symptoms can begin. Pounding headaches are commonly reported by those that have to stare at a computer screen all day or work in high-stress environments.

Sensory deprivation tanks make the outside world go away and give you extreme darkness to give your senses a break. This doesn’t just help your headache go away for the moment, but it can also make it easier to deal with outside of the tank.

6. Enhances Creative Juices

Painters, writers, and other people in creative fields know that sometimes it can be extremely frustrating to get those ideas flowing. Whether it’s distractions or the stress of responsibilities, the real world makes it hard to be an artist.

The time you spend in a sensory deprivation chamber is your own. This means you can use it to reflect on your art and let that next great idea come to you. Your fans will thank you.

7. Allows for Helpful Meditation

As mentioned earlier, meditation isn’t easy for everyone. It takes a lot of practice to shut off your mind and let yourself strip away stress. If you haven’t had the time or the ability to conquer the skills of meditation, sensory deprivation could be what you’re looking for.

The lack of sound or light and letting your body float will naturally send your mind into a state of meditation. Once you achieve this during your sessions, you may find it easier to meditate on your own as needed.

8. Helps Achieve Euphoria

It shouldn’t be so hard to find true happiness, but it is. There are always things that can get in the way of finding joy and letting yourself smile and appreciate the small things.

Some people find that regular sessions in a sensory deprivation chamber help them be happy. Whether it’s thinking about the positives in your life or just forcing yourself to relax, all the other benefits of sensory deprivation lead to happiness and joy.

9. A Healthier Heart

It isn’t just your blood pressure that can see improvement from time spent in sensory deprivation. Your heart is a muscle, and when you’re stressed, it has to work harder. Since these tanks allow you to get rid of your stress, you’ll allow your heart to work a little slower.

If heart disease runs in your family, you’ve got to work harder at keeping yourself in good shape. Regular sessions will help you enjoy life without worrying about your heart pumping too hard.

10. Increased Self-Awareness

Do you truly know yourself? It’s a tricky question. It’s one thing to know what you want or who you want to be, but getting into the deep recesses of your own mind is something that many people find impossible.

When you spend time in the darkness and let the water support you, it becomes much easier to reflect on who you are and what your thoughts mean. This may be one of the most powerful long-lasting impacts of sensory deprivation, as it leads to improving all aspects of your life.

Try Sensory Deprivation Today

There’s a reason why sensory deprivation companies are opening locations across the country. People are catching onto this method of finding themselves and true relaxing. If you’ve got troubles following you around, find a local place to try sleep deprivation today.

What makes a person change their behaviour?

What makes a person change their behaviour?

Most people have habits they’d like to get rid of or new habits they’d like to take up but find themselves making excuses to stop them. Change often happens due to a nasty shock that provides a trigger to actually make the change. It seems a shame that people have to experience something really traumatic or frightening to make their own wellbeing a priority so this blog post is about why people make changes and how we can make them without something bad needing to happen first.

Formula for Behaviour Change

A man called BJ Fogg, has a model for change called the Fogg Behaviour Model which theorises that change requires three things: motivation, ability to make the change and a trigger. He suggests there’s an optimal time to make a change and that is when motivation is high, the change is fairly easy to accomplish and there’s a trigger to remind people to make the change. For many people looking to change their lifestyle to reduce stress and enhance their wellbeing, normal triggers aren’t enough to overcome their low motivation or the difficulty of fitting new habits into their busy lifestyle.

What are Triggers?

If your motivation is high and it’s fairly easy to make a change, triggers could be simple things like seeing an offer for an activity you want to try or a recommendation from a friend for a new healthy diet. However, for very stressed people with low motivation and difficulty making changes, the triggers are far more serious, sadly. I had a traumatic experience when my lovely daughter became seriously ill. Dealing with my stressful lifestyle at the same time as looking after my daughter Dali and worrying about her constantly resulted in me being diagnosed with PTSD. This horrible experience was my trigger to put an end to the stressful lifestyle and work on enhancing my wellbeing.

Make the Change Sooner rather than Later

It’s pretty rubbish that it often takes something as awful as a beloved child becoming seriously ill to trigger someone into looking after themselves. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make those changes without needing to go through such a traumatic experience? According to Mr Fogg, you can overcome a lack of motivation if making the change is easy or you can make a really difficult change if your motivation is high enough. For me I found that floating gave me the head space needed to make changing my life much easier. Many people who float find it gives them greater clarity of mind and the feeling of relaxation and happiness it inspires improves motivation so there is less of a need for a really serious trigger to help people make a change.

At The Float State, we want to help people take the time to make changes to enhance their wellbeing and improve their health before something happens to frighten them into it.  Floating is an easy way to improve your overall well being by allowing your mind and body to totally relax and rejuvenate.  It’s a great baby step to make on your journey to changing your lifestyle to focus on looking after yourself.  You can book your float here or call 951-314-4937 to speak to one of our friendly staff about it.