What is Float Therapy?

A sensory deprivation tank, also called an isolation tank or flotation tank, is used for restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST). It is a dark, soundproof tank that is filled with a foot or less of salt water. Sensory deprivation tank therapy (float therapy) may support relaxation, improve sleep, and decrease stress, anxiety, and pain. It may have other health benefits as well. The water in a sensory deprivation tank is heated to skin temperature and nearly saturated with Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), providing buoyancy so you float more easily.

Benefits of Float Therapy.

Adding Floatation to your lifestyle has been found to be effective in reducing anxiety Also the effect of Float Therapy on chronic pain has been confirmed by several studies. It is shown to be effective in treating tension headaches, muscle tension, and pain. Floats are also effective in treating whiplash-associated disorders, such as neck pain and stiffness and reduced range of motion. It has also been shown to reduce stress-related pain.

Float tank process

To help you relax and get the most out of your session, it is recommended that you eat something approximately 30 minutes before your session. It’s also helpful to avoid caffeine for four hours beforehand. Shaving or waxing before a session is not recommended as the salt in the water can irritate the skin. The process may vary slightly depending on the flotation center, a session in a sensory deprivation tank usually goes as follows:

  • You arrive at U(R) Wellness Clinic, showing up early if it’s your first visit to sign in and waiver

  • Remove all of your clothing and jewelry.

  • Use washroom and Shower before entering the tank.

  • Enter the tank and close the door or lid.

  • Gently lie back and let the buoyancy of the water float you.

  • Float for 60 or 90 minutes

  • Music plays to signal the end of your session.

  • Get out of the tank once your session has ended.

  • Shower again and get dressed.

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