Floatation tanks, how do they work?
Well unless you are an astronaut, this is the only situation you will find where your body is free from the force of gravity. Every single muscle in the body is able to relax. With ear plugs in and, if you wish, the tank’s interior lights off, the quietness and the darkness allow your mind to drift into the deepest state of relaxation possible. This in turn balances the brain: that is, reduces the activity in the left (logical) side of the brain and increases activity in the right (creative) side. For the first time, both sides of your brain are in total harmony. When you consider that we normally only use 11% of our total brain power, you can see that a session in the tank enables us to tap into a huge, previously unavailable source of creativity, imagination, self-visualisation and problem solving.
Floating, floatation, float therapy… whatever you choose to call it, it is quite simply the most incredible means of stress relief and relaxation available. The 25cm of super-saturated salt solution creates an environment similar to the Dead Sea which enables the individual to float effortlessly on the surface. As the water is heated to skin temperature it is virtually impossible to distinguish between parts of the body that are in contact with the water and those that aren’t, thus creating the illusion of floating in air.