History of Floating
Invented in the mid 1950′s by neuroscientist Dr John Lilly, flotation therapy tanks were originally named “sensory deprivation tanks,” and sometimes “isolation tanks.”
Over the years, the name was changed to float tanks or flotation therapy tanks. Although floating was invented in the United States, it has grown quickly over the past two decades in Europe. You can now easily float around the world.
It enables us to drift into the elusive Theta state, which is hard to achieve. Flotation REST has many physical and mental benefits because it provides an unparalleled level of relaxation. Floating in a flotation tank triggers a deep relaxation response, much deeper than normal sleep.
Floating subtly changes our body chemistry, creating profound benefit for an individual’s emotional balance. Negative emotions such as anxiety and fear are replaced by positive feelings of empowerment, confidence, and well-being.
As a person floats, the brain waves slow down into theta frequencies, a state of tranquillity, creativity and very deep relaxation. While in the Theta state, the mind is capable of deep and profound learning, healing, and personal growth.