Floatation therapy has been gaining popularity over the years since it was developed. The first floatation tanks were developed in the 1950’s to study the effects of sensory deprivation on the body. Since that time, there has been much research into the health benefits that occur with floating. NASA has used float tanks to study the effects of a gravity reduced environment on astronauts.
In an attempt to understand how and why massage therapy is as effective as it seems to be, scientists and medical researchers from around the world have been studying it for decades. Some characteristics of massage therapy have been conclusively resolved with apparent consensus among the learned scholars, while other characteristics remain as inexplicably mysterious as ever.