Sensory Deprivation Tank: FAQ | Float Therapy | Float Spa in San Diego

Sensory Deprivation Tank in San Diego | A sensory deprivation tank provides a light & sound-free environment consisting of water and dissolved Epsom salt.

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What is a Sensory Deprivation Tank?

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.

What are some of the benefits of floating?

  • Relaxation
  • 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
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How big is a Sensory Deprivation Tank?

The dimensions of a standard Float Lab Sensory Deprivation Tank are 5′ Wide 8′ Long x 7′ High.

Is safe for women to float while menstruating if using proper feminine hygiene?

Yes: If you are comfortable and can control your menstruation in a swimming pool, then you can do so in a float tank.

If you are comfortable and can control your menstruation in a swimming pool, then you can do so in a Sensory Deprivation Tank.

Yes: Sensory Deprivation Tank, Float Tank, Floatation Tank, and Isolation Chamber.

Is it hard to do?

No. In fact, the less you do the better. It may take a couple sessions to get the hang of it.

Do I shower before using the Sensory Deprivation Tank?

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.

What do I wear while floating?

You don’t wear anything while floating.

How long do sessions last?

1 or 2 hours. Stay in until you feel you are ready to get out.

Should I eat before floating?

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.

Will I float? I don’t normally float in water.

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.

Can you fall asleep in the tank?

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.

Can two people float in one tank at the same time?

No. Floating is intended to be a private, individual experience.

What if I am claustrophobic?

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.

Will I have Epsom Salt stuck in my ears?

No. Earplugs are provided to enhance your floating experience. We recommended rinsing your ears out with water after each session.

Is the salt dangerous to your eyes?

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.

Is anyone unable to use the tank?

People with infectious diseases and those who are epileptic[not on controlling medication for the condition] should avoid using the tank.

Can pregnant women float?

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.

Is there an age limit to float?

If you are under 18 years old, you will need your parent’s permission. If you are over 100, you will need your child’s permission.

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What is Sensory Deprivation?

A Sensory Deprivation Tank is a great way to achieve extensive relaxation in order to ease yourself of the stress that could cause you physical problems like sickness.

Flotation therapy is the way out to ease your tension.

Flotation therapy will guarantee you having maximum relaxation and an easy recharge from the stress out there.

A Sensory Deprivation Tank has a lot of positive impact on the proper functioning of the brains and the entire body as well.

A popular physician once discovered the positive impact sensory deprivation had on increasing brain activity and initiated the idea of a flotation tank.

The flotation therapy provides one with a feeling of instant wellness and reduces stress that seems difficult to overcome.

If you are experiencing physical pains or aches due to stress related problems like insomnia, the best way to get over this is by undergoing flotation therapy.

This will ease you of the stress because your mind and body will be in a relaxed state, and the brain tends to function well paving way for clear thoughts and healing through a perfect working condition.

There is no form of energy required to undergo flotation therapy, all you need is to just relax and sink into the activity.

Sensory Deprivation Tanks have been designed in such a way that they can be peaceful and comforting.

The Sensory Deprivation Tank contains ten inches of water and a heap of Epsom salt to make it comfortable enough for the floating therapy to be relaxing.

Professional flotation therapy allows your body to relax completely while your body is floating on the surface effortlessly.

When water contains large quantity of salt, it speeds up a bodies recharge and makes it easier for your body to feel lighter and easier to float in the water.

The water in the floating tank is set under normal body temperature that makes the body and the water become one.

Flotation therapy is best effective when the lid is closed and the place is dark.

You can wear ear plugs before entering the floating tank so as to prevent water from entering the ears.

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