scienceEver since they were first introduced, float tanks have been used in clinical laboratory conditions. They are unique in this respect. The effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique (R.E.S.T.) have been researched and documented at Stanford, Harvard, Yale and countless other universities, hospitals ,and sports training facilities around the world. .

Are There any Negative Side-Effects of Floating?
There are virtually no negative side-effects of floating. All the effects of deep sensory relaxation are wholly beneficial and work simultaneously at a physical, mental and emotional level. Floating is the fastest, easiest and safest means of achieving a dramatic improvement in the quality of day-to-day living by helping you to make the most efficient use of your mind and your body.

First-time floaters generally pronounce it as one the most enjoyable experiences of their lives, although it may take 3 to 5 float sessions before an individual becomes fully acclimatised to the tank environment. During the first few float sessions, massive amounts of accumulated muscle and nervous tension - often unconsciously "locked into" the body - are discharged, allowing the body to begin to restore and optimise its natural metabolic balance.

How Often should the Float Tank be used?

The law of diminishing returns does not apply to floating. The float tank triggers a natural physical reaction in the body known as the parasympathetic response. Every time you float, this response is reinforced. Regular floating produces cumulative benefits as the body "learns" to relax deeply.

In commercial or public float facilities, a float session usually lasts 60 minutes and may cost anything between $30 and $70 (Australian).

Where a float tank has been installed in a private home, owners have more freedom to determine the length of float session that suits their individual preferences or needs. Float sessions of 90 minutes to 2 hours are not uncommon.

The frequency of floating is also a matter of individual preference or requirement. Individuals who lead high pressure lifestyles -athletes, business people, creative performers and other professionals - may wish to float at least once or twice a week to keep mind and body in perfect tune. Similarly, there are situations in everyone's life which create special demands - such as starting a new job, studying for exams, recovery from illness or injury, pregnancy, extra-long working hours, to name but a few - where deep relaxation is particularly beneficial or even essential.

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