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A brief history of floatation therapy

A brief history of floatation therapy




In the late 1950's, neuroscientist and psychoanalyst John C. Lilly, MD studied the effects of sensory deprivation floatation on anxiety disorders, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Due to the impressive benefits he saw for people with these conditions, he decided to team up with two business partners - Glenn and Lee Perry - to develop a commercial float tank that anyone could use.

The outcome is a one of a kind environment whereby you float effortlessly in 25cm of water that is saturated with over 500kg of magnesium-rich Epsom salts.


There are many benefits that come from floating, both physical and mental. This is because the floatation experience produces an unmatched level of deep relaxation.

In a floatation tank, external stimuli are removed, which reduces the workload of the central nervous system by up to as much as 90%. This means that the body can use this energy internally, gently pushing the mind and body into a deeply relaxed state in which it can begin the healing process.




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