What is a float tank??
Serenity, our floatation tank, is an insulated structure about 4 feet wide, 8 feet long and about 4 feet tall that is filled with about 10 inches of water and has about 900 lbs of Epsom salt dissolved in it. This solution allows a person to float on the surface. The water is kept at skin temperature making it indistinguishable from the air around it. The tank is light proof and virtually sound proof, providing a place for our bodies to be free from gravity and stimulation from the outside world. This creates a private, safe, comfortable environment to experience zero gravity allowing deep relaxation, rest, and release of stress. This is a perfect environment for optimal healing on all levels: body, mind and spirit.
While the mind is experiencing this pure bliss of ‘nothingness’ the body is soaking in pharmaceutical grade Epsom Salts. The salts are primarily used to make people float but there is the added benefit of softening skin and hair, cleansing and detoxifying the body and providing the magnesium and sulfates most of us are lacking.
The density of the salt puts the floater in an environment where most of the gravity we feel on a day to day basis is gone. We use a large portion of our mental and physical resources counteracting the force of gravity on a moment to moment basis. Relief of this effort leaves our body with a surplus of energy and processing power at its disposal so it is able to focus on resting, recuperating, and healing. This reduced-gravity environment allows our body to decompress, especially throughout the joints and the spinal column. This relief has an effect that last much longer than the actual time spent in the tank.