Sweden is home to the most number of floatation centers of any country in the world, and two of its universities (Karlstad and Kalmar) have produced a large body of recent research investigating floatation therapy. Accordingly, the Svenska Floatingförbundet (SFF) is the largest and most active of the national floatation associations, with a well-staffed administrative board composed of float center owners. The group’s primary objective is to integrate floatation therapy into the national health care structure so that it is officially recognized as a therapeutic treatment by state authorities, medical communities and national health insurance programs.
The SFF supports scientific research of Floatation REST and has a strong positive relationship with the Swedish academic community. In 2011, university researchers developed a REST educational training and certification program with online courses delivered to SFF members. The Swedish Floatation Association was also the co-host of the Float Summit floatation research and business conference held in Gothenburg, Sweden in April 2012.