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FLOAT REALM is a floatation spa therapy center in Saratoga that provides a place for true rest and relaxation through a non-invasive individual floating experience.
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HISTORY OF FLOATATION THERAPY

The following is an excerpt from Dr. Roderick Borrie’s website written on October 21, 2010.

Dr. Borrie is a licensed psychologist and an expert in REST.

Flotation REST in Applied Psychophysiology

Floating in a floatation therapy tank with warm Epsom Salts was invented by John Lilly in about 1964.

REST is an acronym for Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique, a name developed in the late 1970s by Peter Suedfeld and Roderick Borrie.

In an analysis of well over 1,000 descriptions of the REST experience indicated that more than 90% of subjects found REST deeply relaxing.

By reducing both muscle tension and pain in a relatively short time and without effort on the part of the patient, flotation provides a dramatic demonstration of the benefits of relaxation. Relief is immediate and, although temporary, offers promise of further relief from REST and other relaxation-based strategies.

The data was supportive of flotation REST being useful in pain reduction, stress and tension abatement, and mood enhancement.