Sus resultados mostraron reducciones sustanciales en los niveles de estrés, ansiedad, depresión y dolor, y junto con una mejor calidad del sueño y estado de ánimo general, lo que demuestra que la terapia de flotación es una excelente manera de prevenir y tratar muchas enfermedades emocionales y físicas.
Examining the short-term anxiolytic and antidepressant effect of Floatation-REST
This open-label study aimed to examine whether Floatation-REST would attenuate symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression in a clinical sample. Fifty participants were recruited across a spectrum of anxiety and stress-related disorders (posttraumatic stress, generalized anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, and social anxiety), most (n = 46) with comorbid unipolar depression.
Measures of self-reported affect were collected immediately before and after a 1-hour float session, with the primary outcome measure being the pre- to post-float change score on the Spielberger State Anxiety Inventory. Irrespective of diagnosis, Floatation-REST substantially reduced state anxiety (estimated Cohen’s d > 2). Moreover, participants reported significant reductions in stress, muscle tension, pain, depression and negative affect, accompanied by a significant improvement in mood characterized by increases in serenity, relaxation, happiness and overall well-being (p < .0001 for all variables).