In many ways, our culture has fostered an unhealthy relationship with time spent alone. Even the words that we use to describe alone time are often steeped in some kind of negative connotation. Solitude. Seclusion. Withdrawal. Loneliness. Fortunately, many of these terms and notions are being gradually replaced (or at least supplemented) with ideas that aren’t as negative.Continue reading Alone but not lonely
In addition to the well known “fight or flight” reaction to stressors, we have another autonomic response you may not have heard of, which is pretty much the polar opposite of fight or flight: the relaxation response.Continue reading Fight or flight… or float
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.Continue reading Promising new research into floating for anorexia nervosa
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.Continue reading Floating up from the depths
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?”Continue reading Where did float tanks come from?