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Flotation Therapy — Health Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

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  • Most flotation tubs or tanks are about the size of a queen-sized bed and contain no more than 1 foot of water that has been supersaturated with Epsom salt so that you can float with ease
  • Flotation therapy has been linked to a wide variety of beneficial effects, including stress reduction, reduced anxiety and depression, pain relief, reduced inflammation, improvements in chronic fatigue and symptoms associated with burnout
  • Because of these benefits, flotation therapy could be a valuable preventive care adjunct
  • Flotation therapy can also increase creativity, deepen meditative states and enhance sports performance
  • Sensory deprivation therapy can also be enormously beneficial in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries by resetting the neuroendocrine system

By Dr. Mercola

If you’ve ever considered flotation therapy, you’re not alone. In fact, this sensory deprivation technique is becoming more popular, and has benefits ranging from simple relaxation to recovery after a traumatic brain injury.


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