Don’t take our word for it. At Urban Float we rely on the science of flotation therapy so you can trust the physical and mental benefits we offer.  Please review the published and peer-reviewed studies to learn for yourself.

Clinically shown to:

  • Significantly decrease stress (1), (2)
  • Reduce symptoms of depression (1), (2)
  • Decrease anxiety (1), (2)
  • Significantly reduce your worst pain (1)
  • Improve focus (1)
  • Reduce pain (2)
  • Enhance optimism (1)
  • Improve quality of sleep (1), (3)
  • Increase mindfulness (1), (3)
  • Improve feelings of well-being (1), (3)


  1. BioMed Central. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)
  • 2014; Human Performance Laboratory in Karlstad University in Karlstad, Sweden
  • Department of Psychology; Study of 65 participants vs a control group including before & after study of both groups (7-week floatation study; 12 sessions; 45 minutes each)
  • Copyright © Kjellgren and Westman; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014
  • Open Access article, permitting unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
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  1. Treating stress-related pain with the flotation restricted environmental stimulation technique: Are there differences between women and men?
  • Pain Research and Management (2009), Sweden
  • 88 Patients: 69 women (78.4%), 19 men (21.6%), mean age 49, 36% had depression. All were recruited from waiting list at the Human Performance Laboratory.
  • All had been diagnosed by a physician as having chronic stress related back +/- neck pain
  • Design: Two 45 min sessions/week x3 weeks, 1 week break, two 45 min sessions/week x3 weeks.
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  1. Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial
  • BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Published, March 2016
  • 46 people: 25 REST and 25 control. 22 REST and 24 control included in analyses. Averaged age 43. 70% women. More people in control were on medication.
  • 7 week treatment, 12 flotation sessions, 45 min/each
  • Surveys done at baseline, 4 weeks into treatment, and after treatment. Float group was also questioned 6 months after treatment.
  • The main findings were that flotation-REST significantly reduced both the general GAD-symptomatology, as well as several symptoms associated with the disorder, such as difficulties in emotional regulation, sleep difficulties and depression
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