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About Juliet

Juliet Mylan is an occasional guest contributor to Float Boston's blog. She works for Float Tank Solutions in Portland, Oregon, which has provided training and consulting to the float industry since 2012.

Promising new research into floating for anorexia nervosa

From helping with anorexia nervosa, to regulating the immune system, to reducing general and acute anxiety, new findings on floatation continue to flow out from researchers around the world. While much of the science news these days is taken up by stories and discoveries about Covid, countless labs around the world carry on with their studies, many of which began years before the pandemic. The world of floatation is no exception.

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Floating up from the depths

As a vehicle for both relaxation and recovery, float tanks are fairly unparalleled. There are lots of studies and anecdotes about the benefits that even a single hourlong float can offer. The most profound (and often inspiring) results, however, actually come from floating more regularly.

We hear this everyday in our conversations with our members and regulars. So, for this month’s blog, we wanted to highlight some of the personal stories from long term floaters that have been shared publicly. While these are just a small sample of the incredible stories we’ve heard, they help to illustrate the wide variety of benefits flotation has to offer. Stories like these are why we opened FLOAT, and why we’re so proud of the work that we do.

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Where did float tanks come from?

History of Floating!
Gather ’round, kiddos!

Hopping into a soundproof, light-proof box filled with saltwater may be a popular relaxation therapy today, but those just discovering it are likely asking themselves: “who came up with this strange device, and when were float tanks developed?” In order to answer those questions, we first have to ask “why did they want to make them in the first place?”

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How floating helped me accept I was trans

This Pride, we thought we’d share a personal story from within the float community from someone who used floating to help her find herself.

Juliet Mylan is a trans woman who lives in Portland, Oregon and she has been gracious enough to share her experiences with floating and how it helped her understand her identity as a trans woman. This is her story:

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