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Vice Documentary: Sensory Deprivation Tanks

The guys over at Vice, an amazing documentary program, put together a three part series on floating and sensory deprivation tanks. Here they are. Enjoy!

Vice Flotation Tank Documentary

Got skills with a brush?

Flotation for the creative mind can make for some very interesting artwork. We want to see how it affects you! Gravity Spa will now be offering free flotation tank time to select painters in the Dayton area to study the effects of flotation on creativity. In exchange, projects completed will remain on site for sale, […]

First Float Experience

Thank you for bringing this to us. What I have noticed primarily is that I was unsure of the benefit of the float when I spoke with you right after. It has been in the days following I’ve been increasingly aware of the benefit. When I first entered the tank, I found I was anxious, […]

More Benefits of Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)

Our flotation tanks contain 10" of water and over 1000 pounds of dissolved Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate). That’s find and dandy…but what does this mean for you? As numerous studies have concluded, Epsom salts yield huge benefits. Here are 10 of the effects you will experience.

Epsom Salts

Sensory Deprivation Boosts Musicians’ Skill Level

Forget practicing scales, how about trying altered states? A new Canadian experiment suggests floating in an isolation tank may increase the technical ability of musicians.

What is Meditation?

What is Meditation? Excerpts from Joyful Mind: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation. Produced and compiled by Susan Piver. Copyright 2002 by Susan Piver for Padma Projects. Meditation is the noble act of making friends with yourself. Breath by breath, moment by moment, we begin to learn who we really are. At first, this prospect […]

Benefits of Epsom Salts

Magnesium is the second-most abundant element in human cells and the fourth-most important positively charged ion in the body,so it’s little wonder this low-profile mineral is so vital to good health and well being. Magnesium, a major component of Epsom Salt,also helps to regulate the activity of more than 325 enzymes and performs a vital role in orchestrating many bodily functions, from muscle control and electrical impulses to energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins…

Flotation Tanks and Pain Management

Flotation tanks are making their rounds as a primary candidate in helping to manage pain. More data is emerging to support the idea that flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) is one of the best ways to help treat chronic pain. Two doctors at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio have conducted very […]

Flotation and Pain Management

Flotation Helps Creativity

Flotation has been proven time and time again to help people with their creativity. Michael Hutchinson, the author of The Book of Floating, along with Dr. Thomas Taylor of Texas A&M has conducted some research to support these ideas. Creative Isolation Numerous profound aesthetic experiences, and moments of creative illumination, insight, or revelation have occurred […]


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