Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking at Michael Hutchison’s The Book of Floating: Exploring the Private Seaand specifically the theories of floating he discusses with their unique but inter-related benefits.
The Brain Wave explanation is one of the most fascinating and widely agreed upon in terms of measurable benefits of floating.
Unfortunately Gravity means the vast majority of us will never get to experience the total weightlessness of floating in space – unless we happen to have learned and mastered the art of lucid dreaming.
In Michael Hutchison’s book The Book of Floating: Exploring the Private Seahe discusses 7 theories of floating and their unique but inter-related benefits. The benefit of weightlessness, or anti gravity is arguably the category that has the most effect on the physical condition – our body. Floatation therapy has often been reported as having a profound effect on the relief and management of chronic pain and it is widely believed that the lack of gravity allows the joints and muscles to release the build up tension and ultimately begin to repair the source of the pain.
Floating in a sensory deprivation tank has powerful effects on a number of levels including the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. What is it that can claim to be so actively beneficial in a passive device? This question is responsible for a great deal of research taking place in numerous cities around the world. Much evidence from this research is able to be categorised into one of the following seven distinct, yet interrelated groups that Michael Hutchison wrote about in his book The Book of Floating. These categories are often referred to as the Seven Theories of Floating…