A sensory deprivation tank provides a light- and sound-free environment containing 12″ of solution consisting of water and about 1000 lbs. of dissolved Epsom salt.
The fluid temperature is maintained at external body temperature [around 95˚].
Inside the sensory deprivation tank, the participant floats effortlessly without gravitational requirements and neither sound nor light input to consider.
- Reduces Stress
- Improves sleep patterns
- Normalizes blood pressure
- Enhances ability to stay focused and concentrate
- Unlocks the creative centers in your brain
- Strengthens immune system
- Pain relief from injuries/ailments
- Helps reduce addictive behavior
- Alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety
- Relieves inflammation in joints
- Speeds recovery from Jet lag
The dimensions of a standard Float Lab Sensory Deprivation Tank are 5′ Wide 8′ Long x 7′ High.
Yes: If you are comfortable and can control your menstruation in a swimming pool, then you can do so in a float tank.
No. In fact, the less you do the better. It may take a couple sessions to get the hang of it.
Yes. To extend the life of the filtration system, showering beforehand is extremely important.
Using the shower afterwards is also suggested to remove the coating of Epsom salt that is left on the skin and hair.
You don’t wear anything while floating.
1 to 2 hours. Stay in until you feel you are ready to get out.
A heavy meal beforehand is not suggested, however you don’t want to hear your stomach growling.
Also avoid caffeine before floating for it may interfere with your ability to relax.
Yes. It is impossible not to float in the tank.
1000 pounds of Epsom salts dissolved in the water make a buoyant solution much denser than water alone.
So no matter your weight or height, you will float on your back without effort.
As you lay back, the water will reach the temples; leaving your eyes, nose and mouth fully exposed.
Yes. Many people safely fall asleep in the tank as a result of being so relaxed.
Even those who say they never sleep on their backs in bed, do so very easily in the tank.
People may think it is unsafe due to the fear of rolling over.
If this were ever to happen, the salinity of the water would irritate the eyes and nose- immediately waking the floater.
No. Floating is intended to be a private, individual experience.
The thought of being in a dark space can be frightening to some.
However, as with your eyes closed, total black does not create an enclosed, confined, limited or restricted feeling; it actually seems vast or unlimited.
Our Chamber models are big enough to stand and walk around in.
Remember, you are in complete control of your surroundings, so if need be, you can exit the Chamber at anytime.
No. Earplugs are provided to enhance your floating experience.
We recommended rinsing your ears out with water after each session.
No, but it can be a little uncomfortable.
Before entering the Chamber, make sure to dry your face off, push your hair back and keep your hands away from your eyes.
People with infectious diseases and those who are epileptic [not on controlling medication for the condition] should avoid using the tank.
Yes. Pregnant women probably get more relief from floating than most people.
The extra weight carried by the mother-to-be can be very stressful due to the forces of gravity.
Floating eliminates the negative effects of gravity, which causes joint pain, inflammation and stress on the organs as well as the unborn baby.
Pregnant women have also reported a reduction of erratic movements of the baby inside the womb.
This is due to a phenomenon call “mirror effect.”
The baby is safe and secure inside the womb and the mother shares a similar experience in the isolation tank.
Women report a stronger connection with their baby when exposed to this environment.