Carl Christie - Floating Oslo

Hosted at Bakken & Bæck

part of a series on Sound


About the speaker

Welcome to Floating Oslo, a small family floating center in the heart of Oslo. We offer floating (sensory deprivation) for all ages in a safe, warm environment. Feel stress, sore muscles and unrest literally float away in our floating tank. ——— What is Floating? - Scientific Studies About Floating In recent years, floating several times been the subject of scientific investigation. Floating discussed in academia as “Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy” - or just REST.

In various scientific studies have REST therapy shown to have a number of positive effects, including: - to reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels - treat and reduce stress (findings which also was supported in this study) - help treat addiction - treat insomnia (sleeplessness) - treat headaches - contribute positively to the treatment of rheumatism - reduce chronic pain disorders and - improve sports performance. An ongoing investigation also shows REST-therapy positive indications in terms of helping in the treatment of fibromyalgia. In a study in 1997 which included more than 1,000 participants, 90% specified by the respondents said that they had experienced REST therapy as deeply relaxing.

However, REST - or floating as it is fondly called colloquially - only positive health effects? No, says US research - which also shows that REST therapy may enhance visual signals to the brain in its aftermath, as well as increase the creativity of the participants.

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The holidays are here and there’s a special feeling in the air. Join us for a special holiday-themed December event! Remember - doors open at 7:30!

WarmUp: Trill Vokalensemble Our friends at Trill are preparing some special holiday songs to wake us up with some beautiful tunes. https://www.trillvokalensemble.no/

Charity: Fattighuset Oslo Get in the holiday spirit of giving back and bring some non-perishable food (cans, crackers, etc.) to donate to Fattighuset. http://www.fattighusetoslo.no/