Float therapy for Anxiety and Depression

by | Aug 24, 2022

Can Floating help with anxiety and depression?

Float therapy has consistently shown to be effective in improving sleep quality, reducing stress, anxiety (4), depression and PTSD. It also provides powerful natural pain relief and ease chronic stress. In addition, Float therapy has also been a powerful tool to boost cognition, aid problem-solving by letting people achieve Theta State, and generally helps people think more clearly. 

People suffering from Anxiety and Depression benefit significantly from float therapy aka REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy). 

Sensory deprivation helps with anxiety and depression 

According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, Depression (1) and Anxiety disorders (2) are the most common mental health concerns. Over 40 million Americans (19.1%) suffer from anxiety disorders. Meanwhile, depression affects more than 18 percent of adults in the United States. Anxiety disorders are commonly associated with persistent, excessive worry and fear. Feelings of dread, worry, restlessness, irritability, pounding heart, shortness of breath, sweating, tremors, insomnia, upset stomach, frequent urination, and diarrhea are some of the symptoms. Depression symptoms include sadness, loss of interest in activities, physical aches, sleep disturbances, changes in appetite, and suicidal thoughts. According to Healthline (5), stress signals trigger adrenaline and cortisol production by your adrenal glands. As a result, the heart rate increases, and the fight-or-flight response is triggered. Sensory isolation allows for deep relaxation by removing almost all external stimulus.