The Top 7 Frequently Asked Questions About Floating

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Even though floatation therapy has become fairly widespread in recent years, many people still have questions about floating. Although there are many questions that you may have, here are the answers to seven of the most common questions surrounding floatation therapy. 1. Do I Have to Close the Tank Door? No, you do not! Although closing the door of the … Read More

The Top 3 Myths About Sleep and Floatation Therapy

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Although floatation therapy has long been associated with intense rest equivalent to incredibly deep sleep, there are many misconceptions about the relationship between sleep and floatation therapy. Generally, most people say that an hour in a float tank provides the same amount of rest as 6 to 8 hours of sleep, but that fact doesn’t explain all of the intricacies … Read More

A Short History of the Evolution of Float Tanks

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Although float tanks have had a relatively short history, they have gone through a massive evolution since they were first created in the 1950s. Today, we use float tanks for stress relief, pain management, deep rest, and creative inspiration, but they originally began as a psychological experiment. Sensory Deprivation Experiments In the 1950s, Dr. John C. Lilly began conducting experiments … Read More

The Story Behind the Benefits of Epsom Salt

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Many of the benefits of floatation therapy arise from the fact that magnesium is the key component of the Epsom Salt that is used to make floaters buoyant in the tanks. Although floaters often discuss the various benefits of floating such as enhanced creativity, reduced pain, relaxation, and improved concentration, the specific benefits of Epsom Salt are often forgotten. Epsom … Read More

Your First Time in a Floatation Tank: What to Expect

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If you are interested in floatation therapy, you are probably wondering what it is like. Many individuals who have tried floatation therapy have written about the experiences. While they were nervous prior to entering the tank, these individuals ultimately enjoyed floatation and found themselves relaxing while experiencing the pleasant sensation of floating. Entering the Tank Many individuals report feeling nervous … Read More