Sensory Deprivation Float Tanks for the Home
Professional Float Therapy in the Comfort of Your Home
Float therapy is relatively new phenomena dating back to the 1950s when it was first proposed by the late American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, and inventor, John C. Lilly. It is based on the hypothesis that if we can eliminate the distractions of external stimuli we can improve our mind/body alignment and get in touch with our inner selves.
Float Tanks Are Always On And Ready To Go
Sensory deprivation float tanks consist of an enclosed tub that is filled with a supersaturated solution of water and Epsom salts that is maintained at body temperature. The high level of salinity makes it easy to float—indeed floaters often describe the feeling as being weightless. The float tank blocks out sight and sound, freeing the mind to self-explore in a state that approximates meditation.
SENSORY DEPRIVATION FLOAT TANKS
Sauna Zen has been selling float tanks to companies and businesses like professional sports teams, health spas and wellness centers for years. Our latest version of the Spiritual Quest Float Tank comes in two sizes, will fit through any standard door and is now attractively priced for home use.
CLEAN, STERILIZED AND READY TO GO
Sauna Zen’s sensory deprivation float tank comes with always-on sterilization and filtration of the float solution that keeps the floating solution at the recommended 98.6° F temperature (body temperature) between uses.
FLOAT THERAPY BENEFITS
Float tanks provide the ultimate “unplugged” experience—an hour-long float session free of sound, sight, gravity and other external distractions, lets the brain and body naturally “rewire” themselves.
Today, more than ever, we are bombarded by an onslaught of sounds, images, and electronic waves that are unrelenting in the toll they take on the mind and body. A University of Southern California Brain and Creativity Institute study confirms that 21st Century living puts “our primitive grey matter under such stress that we can no longer think wisely or empathize with others.” Float therapy is a practical and effective solution to these increased stress levels.
Benefits of float therapy include:
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Decrease in feelings of depression
- Reduced pain levels
- Improvement in positive
- Increased energy levels
- Improved quality of sleep
- Improved creative thought processes
- Improved concentration and focus
- Improved recovery time in athletes
- Increased overall well-being
For years, Sauna Zen has been selling float tanks to companies and businesses like professional sports teams, health spas and wellness centers. Our latest version of the Sauna Zen Sensory Deprivation Float Tank can fit through any standard door, works off a standard electrical outlet and is now attractively priced for home use.
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY YOUR OWN FLOAT TANK
What makes Sauna Zen sensory deprivation float tanks special is they have been designed specifically for in-home use. Our newly designed float tanks is energy efficient and designed to run on a standard home electrical outlet.
There are two major reasons to buy a float tank for personal, at-home use. The first reason is convenience. When you book a float session at your “local” float therapy center you have to accommodate their schedule and their business hours. You also have to drive to and from the “local” float therapy center. Not only can this take up a chunk of time, dealing with traffic while driving home after a float session is definitely not the best way to maximize the benefits of a float session. Just think, if you owned your own float tank you could enjoy your float session at your convenience and in the comfort of your own home.
The second reason to purchase your own float tank is cleanliness. When you use a float tank at the “local” float therapy center you’ll never know the last time they cleaned the water or the float tank itself. You’ll also have no idea who used it just before your float session. Sensory deprivation is great, but there are some things the senses just can’t ignore.
Obviously, buying a float tank is a commitment. Aside from financial considerations, you need to have the necessary space in your home for it that is accessible to an electrical outlet. For convenience, you may also wish to hire a plumber to hook up your salt tank to your water and drainage system although this is not necessary. The best way to look at this is as an investment in yourself—are you worth investing in a float tank to reduce your stress, gain peace and wellness, and generally enjoy life more?
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Float Tanks
Since the purpose of a float tank is to eliminate sensory information, it needs to be big enough that you can float without touching any of the sides. Make sure you check the dimensions as well because many float tanks will not fit through a standard size door and conducting float tank sessions in your garage is not the best environment.
If the float tank is properly cleaned and the water filtered and sterilized between sessions you should be fine. The problem is that you can never be sure when visiting a float tank spa what their cleaning routine is—in which case, the float tank may only be as sanitary as the last person to use it before you. Bear in mind that draining a float tank, sterilizing and filtering the water, and then refilling the float tank can take several hours, so if the float tank spa you attend is scheduling back-to-back sessions, then you should be concerned.
If your hair is natural—i.e. it’s not colored or permed or keratin treated it should be fine. Salt is actually beneficial to natural hair as long as you thoroughly rinse it out after your session.
Float tanks are less dangerous than swimming pools because of the natural buoyancy provided by the super saturated salt solution they use. Some people even fall asleep while floating. That said, make sure you have a “spotter” who can supervise your float experience in case you run into any problems.
Float tanks work best when the water is as close to body temperature as possible (98.6° F). This is warmer than a swimming pool but cooler than a hot shower.
During a sensory deprivation or float tank session, you are disconnected from auditory, olfactory, gustatory and visual sensory stimulation. You are also disconnected from gravity due to the natural buoyancy of the floating solution—it’s similar to being weightless in outer space. This allows you to connect more deeply with your inner self and mind for an introspective experience.
Sensory deprivation has many beneficial effects. It can reduce tension and stress. It can improve your sleep quality. It can reduce your blood pressure. It can speed up your muscle recovery. It can help you meditate without trying. It can enhance your creativity. It can allow you to get in touch with your inner being which is fundamental for self-improvement.
The best results from a sensory deprivation tank float session come from floating in the nude. Some people choose to wear goggles and earplugs. If you normally wear these when swimming in a pool, then go ahead and use them.