Floatation Tank Benefits

There are several psychological and physical benefits of sensory deprivation tanks with many studies done on conditions such as anxiety disorders, stress, and chronic pain.  Below we look at some of the benefits and provide links to sources if you wish to investigate further.

Pure relaxation

General Benefits

  • Promotes a totally calm and peaceful mind alike to meditation.

  • Eliminates fatigue.

  • Improves sleep.

  • Alleviates stress (mental and physical).

  • Energises, rejuvenates, restores and revitalises.

  • Increases motivation, reduces depression, anxiety and fear

  • Facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and addictions.

Mental Benefits

  • Stimulates left/right brain synchronisation.

  • Shifts brain waves from beta to lower frequency alpha, theta and even delta.

  • Creates mental clarity and improves alertness.

  • Increases creativity and problem solving.

  • Heightens visualisation abilities.

  • Allows for a deeper Meditation state.

  • Expands awareness, intensifies acuteness of all the senses and can even accelerate learning.

  • Enhances hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis.

Physical benefits

  • Decreases the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline

  • Increases production of endorphins.

  • Speeds up rehabilitation and recovery

  • Relieves pain including inflammation (arthritis, migraines, injuries and so on).

  • Boosts your immune system/function.

  • Improves circulation and the distribution of oxygen and nutrients.

  • Reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption.

  • Proven to increase athletic performance.

  • Helps prevent sports injuries and speeds up the healing process.

  • Fantastic therapy for pregnancy.

Does sensory deprivation tank treat anxiety?

Flotation-REST has been found to be effective in reducing anxiety. A 2018 study Trusted Source showed that a single one-hour session in a sensory deprivation tank was capable of a significant reduction in anxiety and improvement in mood in the 50 participants with stress- and anxiety-related disorders.

2016 study of 46 people who self-reported generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) found that it reduced GAD symptoms, such as depression, sleep difficulties, irritability, and fatigue.


Can it relieve pain?

The effect of sensory deprivation tank therapy on chronic pain has been confirmed by several studies. It is shown to be effective in treating tension headaches, muscle tension, and pain.

A small study of seven participants found it effective in treating whiplash-associated disorders, such as neck pain and stiffness and reduced range of motion. It has also been shown to reduce stress-related pain.

Can it improve cardiovascular health?

Flotation-REST therapy may improve your cardiovascular health by inducing deep relaxation that reduces stress levels and improves sleep, according to research. Chronic stress and sleep deprivation have been linked to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

Will it make me happier?

There are many claims about flotation-REST causing feelings of overwhelming happiness and euphoria. People have reported experiencing mild euphoria, increased well-being, and feeling more optimistic following therapy using a sensory deprivation tank.

Others have reported spiritual experiences, deep inner peace, sudden spiritual insight, and feeling as if they were born anew.

Why not book in today for your first Flotation/Floatation Tank experience.