Floatation News & Research


Olympic sprinter Adam Gemili

Team GB Sprinter Adam Gemili on relaxation, recovery & Floatation

Our good friend Adam Gemili talks about injury recovery, performance and how relaxation following competition and training helps him to de-stress and unwind using our Floatation Pods here at Calm Water. “Being mentally strong is as important as being physically strong, if not more. If you’ve got two athletes and they’re both in a great place physically then the one… Read more →

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Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and treatment using Floatation

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by a (more or less) constant state of excessive worry and anxiety, with symptoms such as poor sleep, muscle tension, irritability, and fatigue. GAD is a relatively common disorder, and has been associated with considerable suffering and functional impairment, as well as high costs for society…Treatment is usually found in the form of Anti Depressants,… Read more →

Man relaxing in floatation tank

Decrease stress, depression, anxiety, and pain…then just float!

A study looking at stress-related ill-health such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia in relation to sick leave has come up with some fantastic findings and, through randomised trials, has proven the benefits in relation to receiving the aforementioned issues and their associated symptoms. The study demonstrates clear benefit of REST floatation and its ability to facilitate the reduction of “stress-related… Read more →

Study showing how Floatation REST affects Fibromyalgia sufferers

An in-depth study carried out in 2013 by Roderick Borrie, Ph.D., Tamara Russell, Ph.D. and Stefan Schneider, Ph.D. that studied the the affects of flotation therapy on sufferers of fibromyalgia. They looked at a variety of factors including pain and its effects, muscle tension, ease of movement, stress, energy levels, sadness, well-being, relaxation, anxiety and also performed a comparison analysis of… Read more →

We Are Human

We are all remarkably human…

Whether you’ve floated 100 times before or are thinking of taking the plunge for your first, we can’t recommend enough this podcast by the guys at Remarkably Human! A complete and total, extremely grounded, 360 degree exploration of Floatation Therapy… Check it out here… Read more →

Good Salt

Salt’s Bad For You… Well Not Ours!

The University of Birmingham’s School of Biosciences did a report on the ‘Absorption of Magnesium (Epsom Salts) Across the Skin’. “Why is this important?”, we hear you ask. “So what?” you say. Well it’s very important! It demonstrates, scientifically of course, that absorption of and bathing in Epsom Salts is a safe and easy way to increase the levels of… Read more →

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Floatation = Preventative Healthcare

Published in 2014, a BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine article looked at research from Anette Kjellgren and Jessica Westman investigating the ‘Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention’. Their study looked at the common backgrounds related to ill health such as; stress, depression, anxiety, fatigue, burnout and insomnia and how they are commonly linked to sick-leave… Read more →

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Australian Sports Commission cites benefits of REST

The Australian Sports Commission has cited the benefits of REST and floatation therapy for professional athletes all the way back in 2004! The article in their monthly publication was related to controlling emotions and sports persons managing this through psycho-regulatory training (PRT), and even back then refer to is as one of “the most frequently used PRT techniques”. Even over a decade… Read more →

Row Row Row Your Boat…

A study performed in 1999 by Sean Richardson studied the effects of ‘Enhancing Mental Training and Rowing Ergometer Performance through Flotation REST’. In this study the effects on performance are measured of rowers and how they benefit from Floatation. The study clearly demonstrates how performance athletes are able to use Floatation Therapy to improve almost every area of their performance from… Read more →

Benefits of stress management

This paper looked at data from a variety of studies and research papers and focused on the benefits of secondary prevention, relaxation techniques being one of the most popular techniques for stress management. All relaxation techniques focus on reducing muscle tension, calming the mind, reducing symptoms of stress, and improving wellbeing. There are many relaxation techniques that are well documented and researched,… Read more →