The ability to reduce stress level by floating was scientifically proven by experiments.
Four aircraft pilots of different specialities became entirely or seriously unable to carry out their duties. They all failed systematic relaxation treatments; hypnotherapy turned out to be equally ineffective.
The pilots were offered float tank sessions of a minimum 6 hours.
The treatment turned out to be a full success. Tank sessions relieved pilots from anxiety and all of them re-gained or even improved their flying skills performance!
Floatation has turned out to be a very efficient fear-reducing treatment that can be applied even when other therapies failed.
Floating tank therapy has also been successfully used in curing phobic fears. The efficacy of the treatment was confirmed by another unusual experiment.
Snake phobic volunteers were put in the float chamber for 5 hours. At the end of this time, they gained access to the button that when pushed relieved slides showing snakes. The therapy participants revealed significantly decreased fear of snakes comparing to a control group.
Float tank therapy is also helpful with stress-related disorders including sleep problems. Patients suffering from insomnia treated with tank sessions revealed an improvement up to three months after the treatment