flotation therapy


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flotation therapy

a state of semiweightlessness produced by various types of hospital equipment and used in the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers.

flotation therapy

Alternative medicine
A therapeutic modality developed by an American physician, J Lilly, in which a person is placed in a warm tank filled with salt and mineral water, and isolated from sensory stimulation. By cutting off external stimulation and the sensations of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste, the individual is believed to be free to examine his or her inner self or state of mind, and adjust his or her life circumstances to seek appropriate therapy; anecdotal reports suggest that floatation therapy may be effective in treating addiction disorders (alcohol, smoking), anxiety, insomnia, stress and tension.

flotation therapy

, floatation therapy (flō-tā′shŏn)
Suspension of a person in a tank of warm salt water, typically in the dark, with limited sensory stimulation. It has been used as a treatment for muscular and psychological tension.
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Flotation therapy was developed from work by US physiologist and psychoanalyst John Lilly, whose research in the 1950s on sensory deprivation discovered that weightlessness and the exclusion of external stimuli for limited periods could lead to therapeutic relaxation.
The spa facility currently offers therapeutic massage, hot stone therapy and Reflexology as well as Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy (REST) or flotation therapy.
Flotation therapy offers people the chance of regaining physical, emotional and psychological health.
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Simone recommended flotation therapy, as one hour in the flotation tank is reckoned to be equivalent to six hours of deep sleep.
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Flotation Therapy is a special solution of salinated water utilizing 1,200 pounds of epsom salt.
Due to its popularity and consumer demand, the facility is expanding and now offers therapeutic massage, hot stone therapy and Reflexology in addition to its flotation therapy specialty.
Treatment services include Swedish and Mayan style massage, couples massage, flotation therapy, hydrotherapy and Vichy showers.