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Floating Is Literally En Vogue

Floating is Literally En Vogue

Vogue Magazine highlights floating and teaches us a new acronym: REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy). Nathan Heller writes, “In recent years, [float tanks] have regained a following, and, at the moment, the case for certain benefits is compelling. Under examination, floatation therapy has turned up encouraging results in reducing blood pressure and cortisol levels, reducing blood lactate levels after intense exercise, and other physiological improvements. It’s been shown to help manage anxiety, and it appears to be useful in dealing with addiction (although their waterless cousins, sensory-deprivation chambers, have seemed slightly more effective). One study found that competitive archers who floated for forty-five minutes before shooting arrows generally shot those arrows better than archers who did not.”