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Together for mental health

October 10 is Mental Health Day 🌱

The sustainable routine for your mental health

Our modern world exposes us to a multitude of demands and stimuli - expectations, pressure to perform and constant availability. Maintaining mental health and breathing regularly is therefore a key pillar for a balanced quality of life. Floating offers a decisive advantage: it is simple , natural and more profound than classic forms of relaxation. The low-stimulus environment acts like a refreshing reset on our heads and makes floating the ultimate companion for your mental health.

 

Medical floating for anxiety disorders and depression

In recent years, the number of mental illnesses has increased significantly. However, common treatment methods are often associated with long waiting times, medication and high costs. This is where floating comes in and shows impressive results after just one treatment. Under the term REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy), science is therefore increasingly investigating the effects of floating. Floating achieves a significant reduction in anxiety and depression and a considerable increase in calmness . These effects last between 48 and 120 hours , a great clinical success. The special thing: Regular floating lowers the long-term, general starting level of tension and can therefore be actively used to prevent and treat anxiety disorders and depression .

 

Science as an evidence-based basis

Mental illnesses pose a complex challenge. We therefore rely on a sound empirical basis to solve this problem. Based on previous research results, it has been shown that floating leads to significant relaxation in a short time and in a natural way. The low-stimulus and protected environment promotes the formation of theta waves in the brain, which are responsible for deep relaxation. It can be observed that just a few minutes of floating lead to a significant reduction in blood pressure, a slower breathing rate and an increase in heart rate variability - a sign that our parasympathetic system is activating, so that we are really relaxing without talking shop. In addition to these effects, regular floating is playing an increasingly important role in the treatment of mental illnesses such as anxiety by regulating sensitivity and stress response to environmental stimuli in the long term.

We recommend the following documentation

FLOATING: Discover the Remarkable Therapy that Naturally Relieves Pain, Stress, and Anxiety

Personal voices

Whether for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, depression or general exhaustion – floating plays an increasingly important role in our mental health
Dr. Justin FeinsteinDirector LIBR Float Clinic & Research Center

I had a patient who I was interviewing after their float. The patient approached me and said, "You know, even if that feeling only lasts for an hour, just being able to know that I am capable of feeling that way again, was worth it." It's fascinating to hear such a perspective from a patient.

Veteran with PTSDThe US Army uses floating specifically to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

“I wasn't able to turn off the fight or flight feelings and didn't want to take medications offered by the VA (Veterans Administration). “When I started floating, those feelings turned off.”

Professional soldierFloating according to limit loads

“I just returned from Afghanistan a week ago and needed a good float to help refresh my mind and body. I always look forward to floating. It helps me unpack my mind and heal my body. “I always feel better after a float.”

Dr. Justin FeinsteinDirector LIBR Float Clinic & Research Center

The float environment doesn't require any drugs, it doesn't require you having to divulge personal secrets to a total stranger. It just involves you and water. As simple as it gets.

Designed for carefree relaxation

Our float pools are designed so that you can feel completely comfortable. Spacious, with high ceilings and excellent air circulation, they create a relaxed atmosphere. You do not float in a narrow pod, but in an open pool (190 cm x 250 cm ) – a new dimension of floating.

 

Overcome your fears

Together we are committed to mental health. If you suffer from mental health problems, do not hesitate to speak to us in advance about your specific problem. We are always happy to listen and help - also in collaboration with a therapist or an existing treatment plan.

 

REST therapy in science

McKenna, MG, Wilson, R., Adamic, E., Thompson, W., Arevian, AC, Stein, M., Paulus, MP, Feinstein, JS, Khalsa, SS (2023). Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) ​​in anxiety and
depression: An experience sampling study, Journal of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, (1, 1-4 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjmad.2023.100003

Choquette, EM, Flux, MC, Moseman, SE, Chappelle, S., Naegele, J., Upshaw, V., Morton, A., Paulus, MP, Feinstein, JS, & Khalsa, SS (2023). The impact of floatation therapy on body image and anxiety in anorexia nervosa: a randomised clinical efficacy trial. EClinicalMedicine , 64 , 102173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.102173

Feinstein, JS, Khalsa, SS, Yeh, H.-w., Wohlrab, C., Simmons, WK, Stein, MB, & Paulus, MP (2018). Examining the short-term anxiolytic and antidepressant effect of Floatation-REST. PLoS ONE, 13 (2), Article e0190292. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190292

Kjellgren, A., & Westman, J. (2014). Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention - a randomized controlled pilot trial. BMC complementary and alternative medicine , 14 , 417. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6882-14-417

Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Norlander, T., Nordström, L., Nordenström, K., & Nordström, G. (2006). Eliciting the relaxation response with the help of flotation-rest (restricted environmental stimulation technique) in patients with stress-related ailments. Journal of Stress Management, 13 (2), 154–175. https://doi.org/10.1037/1072-5245.13.2.154