Why We Float: The Benefits of REST

Floatation therapy, also known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST), has gained in popularity over the years as people discover its numerous benefits. The therapy involves floating in a sensory deprivation tank where you are isolated from external stimuli like light, sound, and gravity. In this post, we’ll explore the many benefits of floating, and how the float tank can be a powerful tool of health, discovery, and metamorphosis.

Benefits of Floating

Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are common in our daily lives, and they can have adverse effects on our physical and mental health. Research has shown that floatation therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety levels. Floating in a sensory deprivation tank can help lower cortisol levels, which is a hormone associated with stress, and increase dopamine production, which can help improve mood. It also lowers blood pressure, and improves heart rate variability.

Help with Pain Management

Floatation therapy has been shown to be effective in helping manage pain, especially in people with chronic pain conditions, such a fibromyalgia. The therapy can help reduce muscle tension, soreness, and inflammation, as well as promote the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Floating free from pain is a blissful escape unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

Improve Sleep and Recovery

Sleep is essential for our overall health and well-being, and floatation therapy can help improve the quality of sleep. Studies have shown that floatation therapy can help increase the production of theta waves in the brain, which are associated with deep relaxation and sleep. Floating (especially in the evening) can set you up for an amazing night’s sleep, as well as help combat insomnia and restlessness. It is the ideal form of “active” recovery.

Discover Curiosity, Creativity, and Focus

Floating in a sensory deprivation tank is a unique experience that turns one’s awareness inwards, stimulating curiosity and wonder. Your first float is the beginning of exploring a new frontier – your own sub-conscious. The float tank also reduces distractions and helps stimulate the brain’s creative centers, leading to an increase in creative output and improved focus. Artists and creatives of all kinds love to use the float tank to stimulate imagination and download inspiration from the void. Entrepreneurs and knowledge workers love to float to find creative solutions to problems and make big decisions.

Find True North

Floating in a sensory deprivation tank can also provide an opportunity for introspection and reconnection to spirituality, meaning, and purpose. By removing external stimuli, floatation therapy allows for a deeper level of self-awareness and mindfulness. This meditative state can help individuals gain a new perspective on life and find clarity in their thoughts and emotions. Regular practice of floatation therapy can help individuals find a deeper sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. It can be a powerful tool for healing, self-discovery, and transformation.

Is Floating for Me?

If you’re looking to reduce stress and anxiety, manage pain, improve sleep quality, boost creativity and focus, then floatation therapy is the right choice for you. Floating is a safe and non-invasive therapy that can have numerous benefits for your physical and mental health, without any need for medication.


Floatation therapy has numerous benefits for our physical and mental health. The therapy can help reduce stress and anxiety, manage pain, improve sleep quality, boost creativity and focus. If you’re looking to improve your overall well-being, then we encourage you to book your first session and experience the benefits of REST.

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