What is Float Therapy?
Float therapy is floating in a floatation therapy tank that is filled 10 inches deep with an Epsom Salt solution set to skin temperature. The Epsom Salt is used to increase the density of the water, making it easy to float. The tank can be closed, which provides a cozy space that is warm, private, quiet and dark. Because the body is so comfortable floating and is without sensory distraction, very deep levels of relaxation can be attained.
Origins of Float Therapy
Float therapy stems from the research done with isolation tanks which were developed in 1954 by a medical practitioner and neuropsychiatrist, John C. Lilly. Lilly used isolation tank therapy to study the origin of consciousness and its relation to the brain. By 1964, Lilly invented flotation therapy tanks, which were more comfortable and relaxing than the original isolation tanks. He discovered that his experimental subjects who floated reached levels of relaxation only found in deep meditation. In fact, within a few minutes of floating a person can reach a depth of relaxation that may take years to achieve through classical meditation techniques.
Benefits of Float Therapy
Reduces chronic pain
Reduces muscle soreness
Can help treat migraine headaches
Relieves pre-menstrual tension
Self Awareness and Self Improvement
Provides stress relief
Can reduce anxiety and depression
Creates a perfect environment to achieve deep meditation
Accelerates recovery from jet lag
Beneficial for sleeping patterns and for those who suffer from insomnia
Total body relaxation
The Floataway Tranquility Pod is one of the most advanced and beautiful float tanks in the world. It has a state of the art water filtration and disinfection system, which provides a clean and pure float each time. It has a hydraulic door which makes getting in and out easy. The door to the pod can also be left open if the user is claustrophobic.