In the 1950's a doctor by the name of John C. Lilly began experimenting with the mind’s response to “sensory deprivation,” a subject that had grasped the interest of the contemporary fields of neurology and psychology. The question was, what would happen if the brain was restricted from all sensory information. Would we fall into a dreamless, comatose state? Would our thoughts continue going even without any new incoming information?
What he found was incredible! His results showed that there was no comatose state, and, once his participants came out of the chamber, they reported feelings of intense relaxation and calmness, with some even reporting epiphanies of personal discovery and self-realization.
Since the studies done by Dr. John C. Lilly, others have dove into the field of floating and found a wide variety of benefits. Floating is now a therapeutic tool used around the world for healing the mind and body!