Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body, and is crucial for good bone health. One of the great benefits of floatation therapy is the absorption of magnesium through the Epsom salts in the water. While most of us who engage in floatation therapy know the many mental health benefits of the practice, as well as the … Read More
Floatation therapy has numerous benefits. In Washington, Northwest Float Center is a great place for your first time experiencing the many benefits of floatation. Floatation has been proven to assist in relieving a number of different conditions, ranging from stress to migraines. While some may view floatation as a fake, New Age treatment, once they experience floatation, they experience the … Read More
Sensory deprivation tanks are seeing an increased level of attention. They have appeared in a few popular culture references, including the television show Fringe. T.V. host Joe Rogan has also endorsed them. While many popular culture references imply that floatation tanks are strange tools with no basis in scientific study, this is not the case. Altered States In the movie … Read More
In 1953, Dr. John C. Lilly wondered what would happen if you did not have to experience stimulation from the outside world. Lilly worked at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland as a neurophysiologist. The question of sensory deprivation led him to develop the first isolation tank, also referred to as a sensory deprivation tank. Doing experiments … Read More
You may be used to flotation therapy occurring in small health centers or spas, but flotation therapy actually got its start in a surprising place. Beginning in a lab run by John C. Lilly, the first flotation tank was designed for studies on sensory deprivation. You may have at some point heard flotation tanks referred to as sensory deprivation tanks, … Read More
Since flotation therapy is not generally familiar to the public yet, the idea can be disconcerting to first time floaters. The notion of willingly placing yourself inside an isolation tank that is completely dark inside and filled with skin temperature water can seem uncomfortable and unappealing at first glance.