People with neck, shoulder, and back pain often experience a lot of stress, sometimes manifesting as anxiety and
depression. Floating “provides an effortless deep relaxation” that is an essential foundation for other stress-reduction techniques like psychotherapy. The authors note that early intervention is key – it’s best to float at the earliest signs of stress, rather than waiting for stress to overwhelm you.
Norlander, Torsten. “Rehabilitation through flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique).” Float Summit, Anette Kjellgren and Sven Åke Bood, 2012.