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First Time Experience

First Time Experience Sensory Deprivation So there you are.  You’re stressed.  You have aches and pains.  You haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in longer than you can remember.  There are only so many massages you can get, melatonin you can swallow, and yoga you can do before you want to try something different. You did your research online and floatation therapy seems to be exactly what you’re looking for.  It’s relaxation, it’s recovery, it leaves you feeling physically and mentally rejuvenated in a way that nothing else does. But hearing that online and experiencing it for yourself are two Read more
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Sensory Deprivation – Why?

Sensory Deprivation – Why? Good question!  Why do thousands of people around the world spend hours floating in Epsom salt-filled tanks of water in sensory deprivation? There are many different reasons, possibly as many different reasons as there are people that use sensory deprivation to one end or another.  Some of the most common include: stress reduction, health conditions, insomnia, muscle recovery, meditation, and because, well, it feels good! Sensory Deprivation and Stress The Helping Guide defines stress as: Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When Read more
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How to Float (part 2)

How to Float This is the second entry in our How to Float series.  While the first covered the basics of mindful meditation, this post will go over the more physical side of floatation therapy in the sensory deprivation tank. Health Benefits of Floatation Therapy There are any number of conditions that people use Floatation Therapy for in order to lead happier, healthier, less painful lives.  Many people suffering from Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, and other conditions that effect joints, skins, and muscles are no strangers to the inside of a sensory deprivation tank.  In fact, the argument could Read more
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How to Float (Part 1)

How to Float Today’s post and those that follow in the series are going to show you how to float.  The Float Spot will take you through the best practices, mentally and physically, so you’ll learn how to float for the best sensory deprivation tank experience possible. How to Float – Mindfulness The mental aspect of floating is perhaps the part most overlooked from the quick orientation most floatation centers give first timers.  While disappointing, it’s understandable – showing a person how to achieve a mindfulness mindset that’s already skeptical of a new, unique experience that takes place inside a Read more