What is a floatation tank?


Flotation therapy is a great way to take some time out and give yourself the rest you deserve. The floatation room is insulated from outside light and sound, and houses a pool of body temperature water with a blend of special salts. Float effortlessly in the ideal combination of peaceful quietude, soft darkness and smooth liquid. Reach deep relaxation as all the pressures and distracting thoughts of day-to-day life are left behind in the calming atmosphere of the floatation room. You may maintain the silence, or hear and feel special music from underwater speakers, to enhance your personal experience.

The flotation tank or isolation tank creates an environment that enables you to experience a deep sense of relaxation and serenity. All the annoyances and distractions of your everyday world are left behind as you slip into the soothing super-saturated salt solution heated to body temperature that enables you to float with a feeling of comfort and weightlessness as sub-aquatic speakers play scientifically designed music. You are able to both hear and feel the music that is specially adapted to direct the frequency of your brain waves toward a meditative state of deep relaxation.

In the darkness you leave behind physical and emotional tensions enjoying the experience of isolation, floating completely naturally, relaxing without any effort. It is an ideal combination of water, quiet, dark, soft and fluid viscosity that creates a pleasant sensation of total relaxation making you feel calm, fresh and full of positive emotions. Burdens are lifted and you feel it is being like in zero gravity. You feel better, and have clear emotions. Not only do the worries and stresses of everyday life dissolve in this unique atmosphere, it is physically relaxing.

This experience can be especially beneficial for pregnant women. Pregnancy causes tremendous strain on a woman’s body and finding time to relax can be difficult for a mother-to-be. Drifting in the still, warm water, the mom-to-be can detach from the world and bond with the child in her womb. The soothing water is perfect to soothe the physical strain of pregnancy.

Based on scientific evidence, flotation tank therapy has been used for many years. It was invented by the investigator and neuropsychiatrist, Dr. John Lilly, in 1954 to examine the influence of “sensory deprivation”. Since then isolation tanks have improved and become an important treatment used by the world’s leading health institutes as an effective technique relaxation and meditative experience. Since 1983, flotation has become increasing popular as more has been learned about its many positive effects.

It is a powerful, exciting and fun experience that helps reduce chronic pain, ease sleep problems and more. The experience stays with you both in your body and mind so you can relive the experience again whenever you choose. Now, research has revealed the effects of flotation are cumulative — the more often you float, the better it is for you!
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