In today’s fast-paced world, we are often bombarded and inundated with data, images and other forms of stimulation. Lying in a float tank or deprivation tank for just an hour can help you escape from this sensory overload. Your body will be rejuvenated and your mind reinvigorated as you lie in salt water heated to skin temperature. This absence of sensory stimulation in the tank provides great respite and relaxation while the salts detoxify your body.
In the first few minutes of your session, the brain and the body will start to slow down as restlessness begins to slowly ebb away. You can choose to focus on a single idea at a given time and scrutinize your life moments without interferences or distractions. An absolute, weightless relaxation then sets in as you meditate in this womb-like environment. Some people will experience a feeling of surreal peace and detachment.
The buoyancy provided by the tank is known to relieve pain, lower blood pressure and clear the niggling aches in the body. The feeling of wellbeing is brought about as the water soothes the nerves and muscles and enables the brain to get rid of stress hormones.
The sensory deprivation tank seduces you into a world of utopia making you crave for it time and again. You may not be able to explain how and why. Maybe you should ponder this question as you float in a tub full of some warm, salty water!