Picture this: you’re at home on the couch, watching TV, when an ad comes on for a new type of medication you’ve never heard of – but one that you should definitely “talk to your doctor about.” Over images of smiling and contented people from all walks of life (and prior to the obligatory and terrifying list of side effects all new medications seem to have), the soothing, dulcet tones of the narrator informs you that this new medicine can:
- Improve your mood
- Sharpen your thinking
- Curb anxiety and depression
- Enhance creativity
- Help with pain management
- Aid in digestion
- Regulate blood pressure
- Deepen quality of your sleep
- Improve muscle performance and recovery
An ad like that you (of course) wouldn’t believe – because it’s simply too good to be true. There is no one ‘medicine’ out there that can claim to do half of these things; if there were, it would rightfully be called one of mankind’s greatest inventions. But here’s a fact that might surprise you: every single one of the benefits listed above – and many more – have been scientifically proven to be healthy byproducts of floating. No pills; no nasty side effects; no kidding: If flotation therapy could be bottled up, the world would call it a wonder drug.
But don’t take our word for it: you can read up on the truth for yourself via the links provided below. In study after study and case after case, research has proven all of the above to be true. In some cases, floating has even proven to be a lifesaver; research shows that for some veterans coping with PTSD, float therapy has become the go-to and most effective treatment for physical and emotional ailments.
Floating is one of those rare things that happily breaks the “too good to be true” rule. Check out some of our selected links below for just a few articles that back up the science behind these claims (there are many more to be found online) and discover for yourself why, for many people, floating might be just what the doctor ordered.
Anxiety and Depression
Sleep and Mood