Research

 Stress Management

  • Bood, Sundequist, Kjellgren, Norlander, Nordström, et al. (2006). Eliciting the relaxation response with the help of flotation-rest (restricted environmental stimulation technique) in patients with stress-related ailments. – See Abstract of Research Here
  • K. Honnsson, A. Kjellgren (2016). Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. – See Research Summary Here
  • A. Kjellgren, J. Westman (2014). Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. – See Research Summary Here
  • A Kjellgren, F Lyden & T Norlander. (2008) Sensory Isolation in Flotation Tanks: Altered States of Consciousness and Effects on Well-being. Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden – See Complete Research Here
  • Dirk Van Dierendonck & Jan Te Nijenhuis (2004). Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a stress-management tool: A meta-analysis – See Research Summary Here
  • A., Barabasz M., Dyer R. & Rather N. (1993). Effects of Chamber REST, Flotation REST and Relaxation on Transient Mood State. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.113-120. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. – See Research Summary Here
  • Ewy G., Sershon P., Freundlich T. (1990). The Presence or Absence of Light the REST Experience: Effects on Plasma Cortisol, Blood Pressure and Mood. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. – See Research Summary Here

Anxiety

  • Feinstein, Justin (2018). Examining the short-term anxiolytic and antidepressant effect of Floatation-REST – See Abstract of Research Here
  • Anette Kjellgren and Jessica Westman (2014). Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention – a randomized controlled pilot trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. –See Research Summary Here

Depression

  • S Bood, L & K Nordstrom (2006). Eliciting the Relaxation Response With the Help of Flotation–REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) in Patients With Stress-Related Ailments. Karlstad University. – See Complete Research Here

Chronic Pain

  • Sven-Ake Bood (2007). Bending and Mending the Neurosignature. Karlstad University Sweden – See Research Summary Here
  • A Kjellgren, U Sundequist, T Norlander, T Archer (2001). Effects of flotation-REST on muscle tension pain – See Research Summary Here
  • Turner J. Jr & Fine T.H. (1985). REST-Assisted Relaxation and Chronic Pain. Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, USA – See Research Summary Here

Fibromyalgia

  • Fibromyalgia Floatation Project – The International Floatation Research Group (Ongoing) – Website
  • Borrie R & Dr T Russell (2011). Floatation REST Therapy Results in Pain Relief and Relaxation for Fibromyalgia Patients. London, Berlin, Colleyville & Rotterdam. – See Research Summary Here

Whiplash

Insomnia

  • Clin Geriatr Med. (2008). Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for Sleep Disturbances in Older Adults – Complete Research Here
  • Sven Å. Bood (2006). Long-term effects of the flotation-rest in patients with stress related ailments – See Research Summary Here

Athletic Performance

  • Morgan P.M (2013). The acute effects of flotation restricted environmental stimulation technique on recovery from maximal eccentric exercise. Northern Illinois University – See Research Summary Here
  • Oshin Vartanian, PhD & Peter Suedfeld, PhD. (2011). The Effect of the Flotation Version of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique (REST) on Jazz Improvisation. University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada – Complete Research Here
  • Bayler D (2000). Effects of REST on improving golfing performance – See Research Summary Here
  • Bond J. AIS (1997). Floatation Therapy Current Concepts – Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra – See Research Summary Here
  • Baker D.A. (1990). The Use of REST in the Enhancement of Sports Performance-Tennis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.181-187. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press. – See Research Summary Here

Children with Autism

  • Harrison J. & Barabasz A. (1993). REST as a Treatment for Children with Autism. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 269-280. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. – See Research Summary Here
  • Suedfeld P. & Schwartz G. (1980). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) as a Treatment for Autistic Children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol.4, #3, pp. 196-201. William & Wilkins Co. – See Research Summary Here