Updates on LIBR Float Research


AoF_ColleenWohlrabColleen Wohlrab, Lab Manager at the leading center for float research, the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, talks to us in an exclusive interview! Hear how Dr. Justin Feinstein and his team have structured their research program and what their participants experience at each stage.

Colleen shares what is being measured in their participants and how they’re being measured before floating, during their float, and later in an FMRI machine. Their preliminary results reveal exciting changes in the brain, and Colleen tells us how they’re gearing up to apply these findings to future participant groups, such as sufferers of Anorexia and Anxiety. Finally, does the body really absorb Magnesium in the float tank? LIBR is getting the research underway!

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5 responses to “Updates on LIBR Float Research”

  1. Jan Boitz Avatar
    Jan Boitz

    Hey Dylan,

    This message would really be for Colleen and the LIBR research team, but do you know if they are taking subjects for their Magnesium study? I’d be curious about volunteering. I have borderline low Mg, but have issues because of it (heart palpitations/fluttering, muscle spasms/cramps, tingling in hands, arms, legs, feet,etc.) All of it is kept under control by taking 1.5-2.5 g of Mg/day, but it’s annoying nonetheless. I also find that even with taking Mg supplements, if I do an extreme activity such as run a marathon or multi-day hike, I have a couple days of huge flare-up. So, the question posed at the end of the post above, “does Mg get absorbed into the body via floating?” is one I’d be VERY curious to know the answer to! Thanks! 🙂

    1. Dylan Schmidt Avatar

      I’ll look into it!

  2. Cheri Koene Avatar

    I would like to have some more information on the Magnesium Study. My business, Float Center Shiloh, is located just outside out St. Louis, Missouri. I have a group of individuals who suffer from Gitelman’s Syndrome. Gitelman’s Syndrome is a rare kidney disorder that causes a persons kidneys not to retain magnesium, potassium, and calcium. The Nephrologist at Washington University and Barnes Jewish Hospital recommends the patients float or take Epsom salt baths. The patients here come float at Float Center Shiloh and are interested in participating.

    1. Dylan Schmidt Avatar

      Hi Cheri, I’ll look into this and get back to you. I’m also very excited for this study!

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