Dr. Justin Feinstein- Float Conference 2016

Conditions & Diseases That Benefit From Float Therapy
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Insomnia Muscle Soreness Fibromyalgia
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Migraines Anxiety Depression
Injuries Pregnancy Arthritis Stress
Float Therapy Physical Benefits
Weary muscles enjoy a well-deserved break Increases levels of feel-good endorphins Softens & replenishes skin Boosts circulation
Enhances healing process & rehabilitation after injury Increases & hones athletic prowess Improves immune system Relieves pain
Float Therapy Mental Benefits
Enjoying total relaxation in a distraction-free environment Improves higher learning abilities Enhances meditation practice Improves problem-solving
Enhances mental clarity and awareness Enhances creativity Alleviates symptoms of depression Reduces stress
Induces meditative-like, low-frequency brainwaves Improves sleep cycles Improves and increases concentration and focus Enhances lucid dreaming
  • RESEARCH ARTICLES



    SPORTS

    Baker D.A. (1990). The Use of REST in the Enhancement of Sports Performance-Tennis.
    Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.181-187. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

    Bond J. (1997). “To float or not to float”… is that the question? How to maximise your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks.

    McAleney P. & Barabasz A. (1993). Effects of Flotation REST and Visual Imagery on Athletic Performance: Tennis.
    Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives.
    pp.79-86.New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

    Richardson S. (1997). Enhancing Rowing Ergometer Performance Through Flotation REST.
    6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.*

    Stanley J., Mahoney M.& Reppert S. (1982). REST and the Enhancement of Sports Performance: A Panel Presentation and Discussion.
    2nd International Conference on REST. pp.168-183. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.

    Wagaman J. & Barabasz A. (1993). Flotation REST and Imagery in the Improvement of Collegiate Athletic Performance: Basketball.
    Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives.
    pp.87-92. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

    ANXIETY

    O’Toole P. & Barabasz M. (1997). Effects of Rational Emotive Therapy and REST on Social Anxiety.6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

    Pudvah M.B. & Rzewnicki R. (1990). Six Months in the Tank: The Long-Term Effects of Flotation Isolation on State Anxiety, Hostility, and Depression.
    Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.79-85. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

    CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

    Harrison J. & Barabasz A. (1993). REST as a Treatment for Children with Autism. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation:
    New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 269-280. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

    Suedfeld P. & Schwartz G. (1980). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) as a Treatment for Autistic Children.
    Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol.4, #3, pp. 196-201. William & Wilkins Co.

    PRE-MENSTRUAL SYNDROME

    Goldstein D.D. & Jessen W.E. (1990). Flotation Effect on Premenstrual Syndrome. Restricted Environmental Stimulation:
    Research and Commentary. pp.260-266. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

    Jessen W. (1993). The Effects of Consecutive Floats and Their Timing on Premenstrual Syndrome.
    Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives.
    pp. 281-288. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

    CHRONIC PAIN, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

    Borrie R. (1997). The Benefits of Flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) in a Pain Management Program.
    6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

    McCormick B.A., Shafransky D.R., Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. Jr. (1997). Effects of Flotation REST on Plasma Cortisol in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
    6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

    Mereday C., Lehmann C. & Borrie R. (1990). Flotation For The Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation:
    Research and Commentary. pp.255-259. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

    Shafransky D.R., McCormick B.A., Fine T.H. & Turner J. Jr. (1997). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) on Serological Markers of Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

    Turner J. Jr., Deleon A., Gibson C. & Fine T.H. (1993). Effects of Flotation REST on Range Motion, Grip Strength and Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
    Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 297-306. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.


    OTHER

    Cognitive Effects of a Decreased Variation to the Sensory Environment By: Heron, W., W. H. Bexton, and D.O. Hebb
    Book: The Deep Self 1953

    Effects of Decreased Variation in the sensory environment By: Bexton, W.H., Heron, W., & Scott, T.H.
    Effects of Canadian Journal of Psychology, 8, 70—76. Copyright 1954. Canadian Psychological Association 1954

    Sensory Deprivation and Schizophrenia By: Grant, Mark. Journal of Mental Science, Vol. 105, pp. 235-237. 1959

    Catecholamine excertion and behavior during sensory deprivation By: Mendelson, J.; Jubzansky, P.E.; Liederman, P.H.; Wexler, D.; Dutoit, D.; Soloman, P.
    Archives of General Psychiatry, 1960, 116, 883-888. 1960

    "Observations on anaclitic therapy during sensory deprivation." By: Azima, H., Vispo, R.; Azima, F.J.
    "In P. Solomon, P E. Kubzansky, P. H. Leiderman, J. H. Mendelson, R. Trumbull & D. Wexler, Eds., Sensory Deprivation, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 143-160." 1961

    Observations of anaclitic therapy during sensory deprivation By: Solomon, Philip. et al, eds. Solomon et al., Sensory deprivation (pp. 143-160). 1961

    Sensory Deprivation: A Symposium Held at Harvard Medical School By: Solomon, Philip. et al, eds. Harvard University Press 1961

    Psychophysiological Studies in Altered Sensory Environments By: Cohen, S.I.; Silverman, A.J.; Shmavonian, B.M.
    Journal of Psychomatic Research, 1962, 6, 259-281. 1962

    Facilitating Therapeutic personality change in patients by sensory deprivation. By: Adams, H. B. Robertson, M. H., Cooper, G. D.
    Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology. 1963

    Behavioral and physiological response to varying periods of sensory deprivation By: Hanna, I.D.; Burns, N.M.; Tiller, P.R.
    Air Crew Equipment Laboratory, U.S. Naval Air Material Center, Philadelphia, Bureau of Medicine, 1963, MR005, 13-066.6. 1963

    Therapeutic Potentialities of Sensory Deprivation Procedures By: Adams, H. B. International Mental Health Research Newspaper 6(4), 7-9. 1964

    Birth order of volunteers for Sensory Deprivation By: Suefeld, P. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. 1964

    Sensory Restriction: Effects on Behavior By: Schultz, Duane P. New York: Academic Press. 1965

    "Experimental studies of sensory deprivation and social isolation." By: Myers, T. I., Murphy, D. B., Smith, S. and Goffard. S. J.
    "Human Resources Research Office Technical Report No. 66-68, George Washington University. Washington, D.C." 1966

    "Effects of sensory and perceptual deprivation on a battery of open-ended cognitive tasks." By: Fuerst, K. and Zubek, J. P.
    Canadian Journal of Psychology, 22, 122-130. 1968

    "The cognitive effects of sensory deprivation: the role of task complexity." By: Suedfeld, P. Canadian Journal of Psychology. 1968

    Operant Responding for Visual Stimuli during Sensory Deprivation: Effect of Meaningfulness. By: Rossi, A. M., et al
    Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Vol. 79, pp.188-193. 1969

    "Changes in intellectual performance and in susceptibilty to influence." By: Suedfeld, P. "Sensory Deprivation: Fifteen Years of Research." 1969.

    Sensory Deprivation: Fifteen Years of Research. By: Zubek, J. (Ed.) "New York: Appleton- Century-Crofts." 1969.

    Sensory Deprivation Therapy of an Autistic Boy By: Maier, W.J. American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 25, pp. 228-245. 1970.

    "The effect on one day of sensory deprivation on a battery of relatively unstructured cognitive tests". By: Oleson, D. S. and Zubek, J. P.
    "Perceptual and Motor Skills, 31, 919- 923." 1970.

    "Motivational arousal and task complexity: support for a model of cognitive change in sensory deprivation" By: Suedfeld, P. & Landon, P. B.
    Journal of Experimental Psychology. 1970.

    "Sensory deprivation; preconscious processes and scientific thinking." By: Shore, E. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry; 41, 574-580. 1971.

    "Evanescence of Sensory Deprivation Effects: A comment on Oleson and Zubek's 'Effects of one day of sensory deprivation . . . . '"By: Suedfeld, P.
    "Perceptual and Motor Skills, 33, 753 754." 1971.

    Individual differences in behavioral reactions of psychiatric patients to brief partial sensory deprivation. By: Adams, H. B., Cooper, G. D., & Carrerra, R. N.
    Perceptual and Motor Skills, 34, 199-217. 1972.

    Information-deprivation and creativity. By: Levin, J and Brody, N. "Psychological Reports, 35, 231-237." 1974.

    The Benefits of Boredom: Sensory Deprivation Reconsidered By: Suedfeld, P. American Scientist, Vol. 63, pp.60-69. 1975

    The Clinical Relevance of Reduced Sensory Stimulation. By: Canadian Psychological Review, Vol. 16, pp. 88-103. 1975

    "Inducing belief instability without a persuasive message: the roles of attitude centrality, individual cognitive differences, and sensory deprivation" By: Tetlock, P. E. and Suedfeld, P. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 8, 324-333. 1976.

    Satiation and sensory deprivation combined in smoking therapy:
    Some case studies and unexpected side-effects By: J.A. Best International Journal of Addiction, Vol. 12, pp. 337-359. 1977.

    Sensory deprivation in the treatment of snake phobia: behavioral, self-report, and physiological effects. By: Suedfeld, Peter, and R. D. Hare
    Behavioral Therapy, Vol. 8, pp.240-250. 1977.

    Perceptual Modification: Adapting to Altered Sensory Environments. By: Welch, R.B. Academic Press. 1978

    Sensory Isolation and the Differential Eliciatioin of Religious Imagery in Intrinsic and Extrinsic Persons
    By: Hood, R.W. Jr., Morris, R.J. 1979.

    Effects of reduced stimulation on institutionalized adult patients. By: Adams, H. B.
    "In P. Suedfeld, Restricted Environmental Stimulation."" Research and Clinical Applications. New York: Wiley, pp. 320-364." 1980.

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