What if I told you that floating in 11-inches of water could improve your brain function, relieve chronic pain, improve sleep, and alleviate anxiety, among other long-term mental and physical benefits?

Flotation REST, or Restricted Environment Stimulation Therapy, is one of the most incredible breakthroughs in neuroscience. The body’s innate healing capabilities are activated through a complete sensory deprivation of the brain.

NeuroSource in Cordova, TN, proudly offers Flotation-REST therapy in a controlled, safe environment. They refer to it as a “therapeutic and human optimization tool” that provides an impressive repertoire of benefits, from enhancing athletic performance to mollifying mental health symptoms.

The concept is not new. First discovered by neuropsychiatrist Dr. John C. Lilly in 1954, Flotation-REST has been studied extensively. A surprising amount of peer-reviewed publications highlight the value and efficacy of this wellness tool for various ailments. Doctors can monitor brain activity via EEGs, MRIs, and other body scanning mechanisms.

The NeuroSource center is run by Dr. Dale S. Foster, a licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist, and is board certified in neurofeedback. His wife, Lee Ann Foster, also works as a counselor, wellness and epigenetic coach, and neurofeedback provider at the center.

Dr. Foster’s passion for neuroscience developed in childhood when his younger brother Dale was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He uses his work to help others “optimize the full potential of their brain.” He holds diplomas in some of the most advanced brain mapping QEEG technologies and has decades of experience.

Mrs. Foster draws inspiration from her experiences with healing personal traumas through the lens of neuroscience to retrain the mind. She now offers these modalities in a “combination of performance technologies and evidence-based coaching techniques.”

The waters in Flotation-REST pools are filled with magnesium-rich Epsom salts that contain anti-inflammatory properties and match a client’s skin temperature exactly. There is the option to float in complete darkness and quiet or choose ambient lighting and meditative music. The immersive experience puts the brain in Delta and Theta brainwave states for ultimate healing.

NeuroSource uses LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback to simultaneously work on many areas of the brain. In addition, Dr. Foster employs extensive brain mapping technologies to create a specific plan unique to your brain’s composition.

While Flotation-REST has been proven to aid those struggling with hypertension, PTSD, ADD, anorexia nervosa, and comorbid major depressive disorder, the experience can benefit anyone and be used for general self-care maintenance.

By minimizing input to the nervous system, the body and mind learn how to tap into a deep state of relaxation and recovery. Though clients will feel rejuvenated from just one float, repeated floats are beneficial for lasting effects.

To learn more or to get started, visit Neurosource.net, or call them for a free consultation at 901.624.0100.

By Shlomit Ovadia