Floating at Weightless
Flotation therapy, also known as floating, flotation, sensory deprivation, or R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) involves lying in a salt-water solution in a spacious tank. It is one of the most effective means of stress relief and relaxation available. Now widely accepted as a legitimate therapy, flotation is also used to treat a wide range of ailments and conditions and has been proven to lower cortisol levels (the stress hormone).
The term sensory deprivation is often used as the environment is designed to limit sensory input and allow your body to fully relax: Sound – Your ears (with earplugs in) stay just below the water; the tanks are insulated against sound leaving you in peaceful silence.
The tank is filled with 10 inches of water filled with 900lbs of epsom salt. Due to the high density of salt this makes you completely buoyant. so you just lay down and float effortlessly.
The water is the same temperature as your body, about 93 to 95.7 degrees, so you don't feel anything. at this is where the feeling of nothingness begins, and your worries end.
Soon you are so relaxed, you can't tell where you end and the water begins — you feel like you are levitating. this triggers the release of endorphins, your muscles and spine loosen (almost zero gravity!) and you just experience extreme peace and clarity of thought. It's just you,
Exploring and experiencing your own mind, while the salt soothes and detoxifies your body.
Your ears (with earplugs in) stay just below the water; the tanks are insulated against sound leaving you in peaceful silence.
After you shut the door and turn off the light, you float in total darkness - you won’t notice a difference between keeping your eyes open or closed. (You’re free to keep the door open and the light on until you grow accustomed to this unique environment.)
Inside the tank you’ll find 10 inches of water and 900 lbs. of dissolved Epsom salts – a solution that allows you to float effortlessly. The water and air are both kept at 94 degrees Fahrenheit - this is skin-receptor neutral, which means that when you fully relax, you lose track of where your body ends and the water or air begins.
During your float, the outside world is gone and amazing things happen. It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or receiving sensory input, your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal. Your mind is free to navigate without distraction, your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins, and the parasympathetic nervous system gets to work helping you rest, de-stress and heal. It’s likely to be the most relaxing thing you've ever experienced.