Sensory Deprivation Flotation Tanks

Sensory Deprivation Flotation Tanks

Therapeutic sensory deprivation tanks are a unique experience that can offer many benefits. The tanks are filled with Epsom salt water which makes you buoyant so you can float. The water is heated to skin temperature and the darkness and silence add to the sensory deprivation.

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What is Sensory Deprivation Flotation Tank Therapy?

The sensory deprivation tank, also known as an isolation chamber or floatation tank, is a type of restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) in which the occupant's senses are deprived of any external input. It's a soundproof, dark container filled with less than a foot of saltwater — just enough to float in.

The sensory deprivation tank was invented by John C. Lilly, a United States-born physician and neuroscientist, in 1954. He built the tank to investigate the origins of consciousness by eliminating all external input. Modern applications of this therapeutic method provide several possible health benefits and are used around the world in several cultures.

Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Therapy

The tanks have been used for centuries for healing and relaxation. Some of the benefits you may experience include:

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Pain relief

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Stress and anxiety reduction

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Improved sleep quality

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Increased creativity and problem-solving ability

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Increased focus and concentration

How Does It Work?

The deprivation of the senses gives the brain a break from processing information. This can lead to a deeper state of relaxation, similar to meditation. When the body is in a state of deep relaxation, it's able to heal itself more effectively.

There are many different ways to float, and each person may have a different experience. Some people report feeling extremely relaxed, while others may feel anxious or uneasy at first. It's important to remember that everyone is different and that it may take some time to get used to the sensation of floating.

If you're interested in trying sensory deprivation therapy, there are a few things you should know before you book your session.

What to Expect During Your Session

When you arrive for your float session, you'll be given a tour of the facility and a brief explanation of how the tanks work. You'll then be given a chance to get undressed and shower before entering the tank.

The water in a sensory deprivation tank is heated to skin temperature and nearly saturated with Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), giving you greater buoyancy.

When the tank's lid or door is shut, you'll be cut off from all outside stimulation, including noise, light, and gravity. The brain may enter into a profoundly relaxed condition while floating weightlessly in the silence and darkness.

Sensory deprivation tank treatment is supposed to have a variety of effects on the brain, ranging from hallucinations to enhanced creativity.

Are You Interested in the Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Therapy?

If you're interested in trying sensory deprivation tank therapy, please contact us to book your session! If you have any questions about the process, its effects, and what to expect from your session, please don't hesitate to ask!