What is flotation?
Quite simply, flotation is the most effective method for stress relief and relaxation. The flotation tank has 10″ of water saturated with 1000 pounds of Epsom salt, creating incredibly buoyant water for you to float on. The water is heated to skin temperature (93.5 F). Once you’re settled, it is virtually impossible to distinguish what parts of your body are in contact with the water and which aren’t, tricking your brain into a “floating” sensation.
Inside a Flotation Tank
As you situate yourself, you will be able to close the door to the tank. Don’t worry if this sounds a bit intimidating; it doesn’t lock or anything. You can open it up on your own at any time! Once inside, you will have no light
, no sound
, and essentially no feeling of touch
. You will experience a level of quietness and darkness that will allow the mind to drift off into an incredible state of relaxation.
Unless you’re planning a trip to outer space, our flotation tanks are as close as you will get to weightlessness. Surprisingly, a large amount of the brain is used to deal with the effects of gravity. With this lack of processing, the logical side of the brain is able to slow down until it synchronizes with the creative side of the brain. This will leave you in a dream-like state, similar to thoughts experienced just before you drift off to sleep. At this state, the brain enters a plethora of endorphins, sending you into a euphoric state.
Easily Achieve Deep Meditation
The state of relaxation is incredibly deep. However, your brain will stay quite alert, involved in a deep level of meditation. As you enter this state, the brain moves from its standard alpha state and starts to generate theta waves. This is a level of meditation desired by Buddhist monks and others interested in entering a deep state of meditation. Instead of spending hours, days, weeks and years learning to achieve this, you will get the experiences with a simple flotation session. Best of all, the effects are cumulative – the more you float, the more intense the effects!