the science of floating is definitive, given this research

Beneficial effects of treatment with flotation as a preventive health-care intervention

Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014

This was a study of 65 healthy subjects, half of whom were given two float sessions a week over the course of two months. After a series of emotional and psychological tests, the researchers found that stress, depression, anxiety, and pain were significantly decreased. Optimism and sleep quality significantly increased for the flotation group.
 

floating eases emotional & sleep disorders

Quality of Life with Floatation Therapy for a Person Diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Atypical Autism, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression

Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 2013

A 24-year-old woman diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, atypical autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression had float therapy sessions regularly for one and a half years. Results suggest that floating may have beneficial therapeutic effects on mental health.

Floatation as a Stress Management Tool

Journal of Psychology and Health, 2005

It has relaxing, mood and performance enhancing effects that seem to be more profound than those of other relaxation techniques. Especially in the field of burnout and chronic fatigue, floating can have practical use.

 

floating relieves physical pain

 

floating enhances athletic performance

The effect of Floatation on symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Float Summit 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Floatation provided significant temporary reductions in pain, muscle tension, stress, anxiety and sadness, as well as significant increases in relaxation, feelings of well-being, energy and ease of movement. There was also significant improvement in the quality of sleep.

Effects of Floatation on Stress Related Pain

Journal of Pain Research and Management, 2005

This study on 32 patients with chronic stress-related muscle pain and burnout depression (fatigue, memory problems, insomnia) found that floatation therapy is an effective and non-invasive method of treatment and should be an integral part of treatment.

 

Floatation and Imagery in the Improvement of Athletic Performance

Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1990

This study on basketball playing students at the University of British Columbia found strong evidence of improvement in athletic skill after floatation therapy.
 

floating benefits creativity

The Effect Floatation on Jazz Improvisation

Journal of Music and Medicine, 2011

Looking to improve your musical performance skills?  In this study performed by the University of British Columbia, it was found that floatation therapy has a beneficial effect on technical ability in freely-conceived jazz improvisation.