Float Away Stress and Pain During This Busy Season
We are huge proponents of using a Flotation Tank, and it is finding promising results in the medical community.
As reported on NPR, neuropsychologist Justin Feinstein at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Okla. is researching the impact Flotation Tanks can have on lowering stress, as well as helping with PTSD and other physical and mental conditions.
Dr. Feinstein took MRI's of patients before using a Flotation Tank, and then after a 60 minute session in the tank. His results found, "floating seems to quiet activity in the amygdala, the brain's center of fear and anxiety."
This is promising news and one of Feinstein's pilot studies, "found that in 50 individuals with anxiety, all showed measurable signs of relaxation including lowered blood pressure, lowered activity in the brain, and significantly reduced symptoms of anxiety."