Introduction to Floatation Therapy
for Healthcare Providers (Free Download)
A great thing about Floatation Therapy is how it is a relaxation and tool for self-awareness that has been under the eye of the scientific community from its conception in 1954 at the National Institute of Mental Health by Dr. John C. Lilly.
However, floatation therapy is still in the process of breaking into the mainstream and growing at a breakneck pace. (The number of float centers in America grew from only 10 centers to 500 in the United States in the past eleven years.) While floating is more popular than ever, it is still not quite a household name yet.
Talking to Your Doctor About Floatation Therapy
If you have any specific health concerns, we recommend that you talk to your doctor about if floating is right for you.
Floating as a non-pharmaceutical way to treat pain, sleep disorders, and anxiety is becoming increasingly desirable in our society as a way to utilize the body's natural healing mechanisms without the risk of becoming reliant on medication. Doctors and therapists are starting to steer the patients in the direction of the float tank and insurance companies are starting to recognize floating as a legitimate way to treat and prevent health issues. (At Rise Above Floatation, we now accept payments from Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts.)
As floating becomes more utilized to practically treat mental and health concerns, there is always the question of if it's right for you and your particular situation. and how can you ask your doctor about it.
We have attached a free medical review of the recent research on floatation therapy, also known as Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy (R.E.S.T.) to download, published by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians as a document for potential floaters to give to their doctors
This journal is particularly useful to those who are looking to use float therapy as a way to treat or augment their existing treatment of:
Chronic Stress/Anxiety, such as PTSD
Muscular Tension and Pain
It is also a good resource to provide your doctor to explain what floating is in more detail of the process and the interaction with Magnesium Sulfate.
Other concerns that we recommend talking to your doctor about if you are considering using floatation therapy as a way to replace or augment existing medical treatment:
Untreated Epilepsy (Not Recommended by us)
Schizophrenia (Not Recommended by us)
Floating is a generally safe practice but it is always best to err on the side of caution and consult a professional who may have a deeper insight into your particular situation.
FLOATATION THERAPY FOR SPECIFIC HEALTH CONCERNS