Reflections from my first Sensory Deprivation Tank experience that occurred earlier today…
If you have never been in a ‘Flotation Tank’ or a ‘Sensory Deprivation Tank’ it is certainly worth a try.
What it is….
Floatation Tanks are designed to create a condition which is ideal for the relaxation and rejuvenation of the Mind/Body. Research shows that the effects of a two-hour float session are equivalent to eight hours of deep sleep, making it one of the most efficient and comprehensive relaxation techniques available.
The experience of floatation is also one of a heightened awareness of mental, emotional and physical processes. While “floating” you experience an intensified consciousness of the body and mind; you are able to reflect, to ponder, to explore and to refine your powers of concentration and creativity.
A Floatation Tank is an 8′ (l) x 4′ x 4′ (h) enclosed structure which diminishes light and sound. Each tank holds 10 inches of water with 800 lbs. of dissolved Epsom Salts, which enable a person to float effortlessly. The water is heated to an average skin temperature (93.5F) which reduces the sensation between body and water. The tanks are fully ventilated and the water/salt solution is sterilized after each use.