Floating ExplainedDiscover the benefits of sensory deprivation tanks.
Floating (also know as "sensory deprivation") is a way to temporarily unplug from a world of doing and enter a world of pure being. It is a way to pause from our hectic, sensory saturated lives and enter a state of deep mental and physical relaxation.
Each float session is for one single user. Each float tank has been specifically designed and engineered to create a unique environment void of external distractions and sensory inputs. Free from light, sound, touch and scent.
The floater will enter a quite, warm, private pool called a "float tank". The tank is filled with "Tirta" (Balinese holy water) which is heated & maintained at body temperature (93.5 F / 34.5 C) and mixed with 1000lbs of highly purified epsom salts (magnesium sulfate). The experience provides the floater with the incredible feeling of weightlessness in a solution that is twice as buoyant as the Dead Sea. This creates a serene environment which helps relax the entire being... leaving you feeling rejuvenated, vital and alive. This is a very profound and deeply nourishing healing modality, which is great for all types of people and ages.
What will happen?
Stepping into a float tank is a highly subjective experience. No two floating experiences are the same. A float might have you slip into a deeply relaxed, meditative state. It is possible to feel your body disappear, your ego dissolve and to experience, perhaps for the first time ever, a sense of pure being & pure awareness. A float might result in a deep-dive into the inner-landscapes of your internal infiniteness, giving you access to aspects of your subconscious or it might take you on a lucid, dream-like journey of the cosmos and back. Nothing at all might happen.
While the experience you have will be largely be determined by what you “bring” with you on that day, the most consistent and widely experienced effect of floating is a deep and lasting sense of tranquility, peace & relaxation. Consistent floating typically results in one feeling like they are able to “float through the world”.
The “float effect”, which has given rise to the rapid popularity of this health and healing modality, is due to the fact that floating triggers the parasympathetic nervous system to take over, allowing your body’s own wisdom & intelligence to kick in. Without the stress and distraction of every-day life, this environment allows the body to enter a state of re-calibration that leaves the floater feeling harmoniously balanced in a holistic way. Upon exiting the float environment senses are sharpened, the mind is refreshed, and the world may appear more vibrant. Common side effects include feeling totally refreshed, super-stoked on life, and feeling deeply connected to self, to nature, and the entire world.
MentalFloating is an energizing, rejuvenating, practice that improves health and well-being, alleviates stress, and facilitates meditation and self improvement.
- Reducing activity in the cortex allows for a decrease in production of "stress hormones."
- Deep relaxation leads to an increased release of endorphins and deeper meditation.
- Elimination of external stimulation facilitates deeper meditation.
PhysicalFloating helps eliminate fatigue and enter the flow state, improves sleep, speeds the body's healing process, improves athletic performance and increases motivation.
- Floating reduces blood pressure while improving circulation, allowing for increased recovery from injury or athletic training.
- Decreases the build up of lactic acid which helps to eliminate muscle fatigue.
- The near zero gravity environment relieves pressure from the back, feet and joints.
CreativityFloating facilitates creative insights, enhances problem-solving abilities, increases focus, expands awareness and accelerates learning.
- Achieving and maintaining a Theta brain-wave state allows for an increase in creativity.
- Allowing the brain to operate free from external distraction enhances problem-solving.
- Heightened visualisation helps achieve the "flow state."