flotation therapy


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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.
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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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