New Tulsa float boutique helps grow city's existing floatation research at the Laureate Institute

Posted at 6:00 PM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 19:00:48-04

The newest floatation therapy boutique has opened in Tulsa's Farm Shopping Center and the state-of-art floatation tanks will add to the city's existing lead in floatation research.

H2Oasis held their grand opening on Aug. 29 and the four room float center is the largest in the Tulsa area.

The tanks are comprised of water along with magnesium sulfate known for healing cuts and scraps as well as helping stimulate blood flow within the human body after a float session.

Gini Stanwell-Smith, Managing Director of Float Away and manufacture of H2Oasis floatation tanks, says the benefits of floating in a highly concentrated tank can help people who suffer from multiple diseases and disorders.

“We hear of swellings that get reduced. People who have been suffering from severe insomnia getting the first good night's sleep in months. Arthritis pain, back pain, the list just goes on and on,” Stanwell-Smith said.

H2Oasis plans to work closely with the nearby Laurate Institute for Brain Research as Clinical Neuropsychologist, Dr. Justin Feinstein leads a study investigating the science of brain activity as the body floats.

Dr. Feinstein executed a key note speech at the 2016 Float Conference releasing the early findings of his float-fMRI study.

The study found a connection that suggests floating may help heal patients who suffer for anxiety and post traumatic stress syndrome.

Using similar technology found in Dr. Feinstein's laboratory, H2Oasis hopes to help people continue their therapy even after being released from the study.  

“People will be paid to float there as part of their program. When the program is over, I think they'll be maybe ten or 12 float sessions-then if they really like floating and want to continue, well they can come here,” Stanwell-Smith said. 

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