Wellness and neuroscience

the latest scientific studies
demonstrate the benefits of floating

In scientific terms, relaxation is a process of transformation: it has been proven that the brain is a flexible organ capable of reorganising in response to changes in the environment and in our activities.


In the specific case of floating, fluctuation has the effect of activating certain parts of the brain, making them thicker; this stimulates a physiological response that is the opposite of stress, with the result of lasting improvement in mental performance.

What zero gravity feels like

  • Even in the first few minutes you realise that your mind is no longer in charge, but your body is re-appropriating its own space.
  • After which you almost entirely lose the perception of where your body ends: voluntary control is subdued and gives way to a general sensation of well-being.

All key psychophysical parameters improve

  • Capacity for introspection improves
  • Concentration, creativity and learning increase
  • Production of serotonin, a natural anti-depressive, increases
  • Mood and the quality of sleep improve
  • The spinal column is elongated
  • Pain due to stress is decreased
  • Tension is reduced
  • Oxygenation of the tissues and capillary circulation improve
  • Blood pressure drops
  • Athletic performance improves
  • Jet-lag is easier to beat

A long history of floating in water

Doctor John Lilly first used the system in the late 1950s, using a floating tank to study sensory deprivation.

Science confirms

is more effective
than ordinary floating

“It has been scientifically demonstrated that ZEROBODY™ helps reduce levels of anxiety more effectively than conventional relaxation mattresses.


ZEROBODY™ is the only mattress to combine floating with mindfulness through the meditation audio guide contained in the NU RELAX™ app: floating induces a cognitive state that encourages meditation and amplifies its effects, producing an unrivalled combined result“.

Nicola de Pisapia

Founder and scientific director of the Neocogita research centre, and researcher in the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences at Trento University. Creator of the NU RELAX™ audio guide