Can Isolation Tanks Treat Depression?

Many medical experts agree depression can be a crippling condition. It negatively affects a person’s physical, mental and emotional health. Finding a cure for depression can involve years of expensive therapy to uncover the root causes and then treat those problems.

Does it need to be this way? Why do we accept being told that the best treatment for depression involves seeing a psychiatrist and taking anti-depressants? This is not the only alternative for making ourselves feel good.

Spending time in an isolation tank can work wonders when it comes to how we feel about ourselves. Our minds and our bodies need a rest from the stresses and pressures of everyday life.  Floating can offer a channel for obtaining that break.

When we do not get a release, those negative elements take a toll on our emotions. We start to feel trapped and helpless. We feel like there is nothing we can do to change or improve our situation. These thoughts cause us to slowly lose hope that our lives can be better. At this point, we sink into a state of depression that changes everything about us.

Depression does not just affect our mood. It can influence how we sleep and how we eat. It can impact how we approach daily activities from working at our job to hobbies we pursue on the weekend.

Floating in an isolation tank can relieve the burdens that cause depression. During a floating session, a person’s brain switches from beta waves to alpha waves to theta waves. When it reaches theta waves, the subconscious mind takes over. That allows a person to see what is causing their depression and deal with those issues at a subconscious level.

Regular time in a floatation tank can rejuvenate a person in the physical, mental and emotional realm. It may not be exactly what the doctor ordered, but it is still an effective treatment for depression.