Thanks to all who participated in our first floatation therapy survey! We received 43 responses overall, and greatly appreciate everyone who took the time to share their thoughts about floating.
So what did we learn about floating through our survey? Plenty! Here’s a breakdown of some of the most outstanding results we gathered.
How Floaters Feel
We asked survey respondents simply “how are you feeling?”, and the most resounding answers were “stressed” (74%) and “tired” (47%). Physical ailments like sore muscles (44%) and frequent back pain (40%) were also common answers.
Long work days may be a piece of the puzzle: 42% of survey participants reporting that they work at high-stress jobs, and the same percentage frequently put in more than 10 hours per workday.
Benefits of Floating
Our survey respondents may feel stressed, tired, and overworked, but the good news is floating helps! Relaxation is the #1 benefit of floating according to our survey, with 81% of participants naming it as one of the ways floating has helped them. Reducing stress is next in line, with 72% of floaters reporting less stress from floating. These results are right in line with what academic studies have long reported: floatation therapy reduces stress.
After relaxation and stress reduction, benefits become more widely varied: increasing happiness (56%) and improving sleep (51%) are the third and fourth most frequently reported benefits, respectively. Tied for fifth? Reducing anxiety, reducing muscle soreness, and improving skin, all reported by 42% of survey participants.
Interests of Floaters
Perhaps the most surprising thing we learned through our survey is how many floaters are interested in altered states of consciousness: it was the top-ranked interest or hobby, selected by 72% of survey participants.
Meditation (42%), holistic healthcare (40%), and athletics (37%) were other common interests and hobbies of survey participants.
Admittedly, we aren’t scientists, and this data isn’t going to be published in any academic journal. But it’s clear that there is a common thread amongst many floaters: life is stressful, and floating helps!
These survey results here have only helped underscore our commitment to making floating possible for as many individuals as we can. Get the best pricing on floatation therapy by becoming a monthly or annual member, check out our discounts for students and service personnel (including military, law enforcement, and firefighters), or discover floating for the first time with our new floater discount.
Thanks again to all who participated, and stay tuned for our next floatation therapy survey!