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New Float Therapy Study: Lasting Benefits Revealed

We have some exciting news to share that will leave you amazed. Do you know how we’ve always talked about the incredible effects of float therapy in reducing stress, anxiety and boosting overall health? Well, hold on tight because a groundbreaking new study has just been published, further confirming the extraordinary capabilities of this therapeutic practice!

The Power of Float Therapy:

Float therapy, also known as sensory deprivation or isolation therapy, has long been celebrated for its profound impact on the mind and body. Picture this: immersing yourself in a serene, weightless environment, floating effortlessly on the surface of warm, buoyant water–the outside world fades away, stress melts, tension dissipates, and a profound sense of tranquility takes over. It’s an oasis of pure relaxation, where the relentless demands of life are momentarily suspended.

Evidence Builds:

This new study, another valuable addition to the growing body of research, delves deep into the remarkable benefits of float therapy. It shines a powerful spotlight on the therapeutic potential of this unique practice, reaffirming what we’ve known all along. Float therapy can reduce stress, alleviate anxiety, and promote overall well-being in ways that traditional treatments often struggle to achieve.

Study Method:

A recent scientific publication titled “Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) in anxiety and depression: An experience sampling study” provides valuable insights into REST’s time course and effectiveness in alleviating anxiety and depression symptoms. The study conducted by McKenna M. Garland and colleagues aimed to investigate the duration and time course of the anxiolytic and antidepressant effects of REST. Seventy-five adults with anxiety and/or depression completed six sessions of REST, either in a pool-REST or chair-REST setting. The post-REST effects were assessed using experience sampling through a smartphone-based survey administered at multiple time points over a 48-hour period.

Key Findings:

The study revealed several significant findings regarding the effects of REST:

  • REST was associated with significant decreases in anxiety and depression symptoms compared to baseline levels.

  • These effects were observed immediately after the REST session and lasted for up to 48 hours.

  • REST also significantly increased feelings of serenity, contributing to an overall sense of well-being and relaxation.

  • Repeated exposure to REST sessions showed additive effects on lowering anxiety levels, with participants reporting lower baseline anxiety levels as they progressed through subsequent sessions


These findings have important implications for both the frequency and potential combination of REST with standard treatments for anxiety and depression. The study suggests that the anxiolytic and antidepressant effects of REST persist for at least 48 hours, guiding the scheduling of REST sessions. Moreover, the additive anxiolytic effects observed during the fifth and sixth sessions open avenues for exploring the impact of a larger number of REST sessions. The study’s findings also support the investigation of REST as an adjunctive treatment to enhance the effectiveness of existing therapies.


If you’re as intrigued as we are, we encourage you to delve into the study and explore the intricate details and scientific evidence that reinforce the remarkable effects of float therapy. It’s a fascinating journey that deepens our understanding of its profound impact on the mind and body. Let’s spread the joy and invite others to embark on their own path to well-being by sharing the study with friends, family, and anyone who could benefit from the wonders of float therapy.

Now is the perfect time to take the plunge and experience the wonders of float therapy. Main Line Float and Freeze is your haven, ready to welcome you into a world of pure bliss and rejuvenation. Visit the Float Therapy page for more information, book your session, and prepare to be transported to a realm of tranquility that will leave you feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready to conquer the world.

So, let’s dive headfirst into the incredible realm of float therapy. Immerse yourself in the soothing embrace of Main Line Float and Freeze's sanctuary and allow the transformative power of this practice to wash over you. As the study reinforces, float therapy is not just a passing trend but a scientifically supported approach to reducing stress, alleviating anxiety, and enhancing overall well-being. Embrace this opportunity to prioritize self-care and unlock the incredible benefits of float therapy.

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