What is a flotation tank? The flotation tank looks like a large enclosed bathtub. They are usually built from fiberglass and design to block out all external distractions, such as: sights, sound, tactile sensations, and gravity. Basically a sensory deprivation tank. (Another name these flotation tanks can go by.)
The salt water solution is heated to skin temperature (93.5F). Once you are settled, it is almost impossible to tell watch parts of your body are in the water and watch aren’t. This is the trick your brain into thinking you’re floating in midair.
The buoyancy created by the Epsom-salt solution effectively removes the effects of gravity on the body. This will make you feel almost completely weightless, letting Every single muscle in your body fully relax.
Floating weightlessly your body is perfectly supported by a cushion of silky skin temperature liquid. Freed from all sensation of gravity, temperature, touch, sight and sound (which together account for 90% of normal neuro-muscular activity). You conserve and redirect vast amounts of natural physical and mental energy.
The ultra deep relaxation of floating “resets” the body’s hormonal and metabolic balance, strengthening resistance to and accelerating recovery from the effects of stress, illness, injury, or strenuous exercise.
Unless you are an astronaut this is the only situation you will encounter where your body is free from harmful forces of gravity.
Floating devotees claim that the therapy can be a cure-all for everything from hypertension to insomnia.