Floating has been around longer than you may have thought. Since its conception by John C. Lilly in 1954, floating has been a highly sought after therapy . Check out the history of floating here.
Floatation therapy has been embraced by celebrities and floating for a creative boost is actually very common. Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Michael Jackson, Kris Kristofferson, Susan Sarandon and Michael Crichton are just a few of the people that have liked getting some inspiration from the still waters every now and then. Other celebrities who have used floatation tanks are Jeff Bridges, Burgess Meredith, William Hurt, Peter Gabriel, Kirk Douglas, Neil Young, George Carlin and Elle Macpherson. John Lennon actually kicked a heroin addiction by spending time in the tank.
Joe Rogan, the former host of NBC’s Fear Factor, a comedian, actor and UFC commentator, the New Jersey-born martial artist has done more than any other celebrity to popularize floatation therapy. He describes his personal experience in using them for various purposes, such as exploring the nature of consciousness and improving health and well being.
There are tremendous health benefits for athletes who participate in floatation therapy. Some of the most famous sports teams use it to improve their performance. The Dallas Cowboys have used it to great effect in the1980’s to expedite the healing process for injured players. Carl Lewis, one of the world’s most renowned track and field stars, used floatation therapy to help him prepare mentally for competitions. Some of the members of the Philadelphia Phillies used the float tank before going on to win the team’s first World Series title in decades. Wayne Rooney, a member of Manchester United, actually owns a float tank.
Floating attracts the intellectual crowd as well. Some of the greatest minds of our time, such as Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman, Prize nominee Buckminster Fuller, Aldous Huxley, Alan Watts, R.D. Laing and more, felt that time in the tank helped with their already genius-level problem solving skills.
I guess if well know and well respected people are floating why is everyone else not floating? If you are curious and want to give it a go click on the button below.
Celebrities who have floated