Pioneer John C. Lily created the first float tank (aka floatation tank, sensory deprivation tank, or isolation tank) in the 1960s, and since then, happy floaters have been experiencing the multitude of benefits, empowering both their mind and bodies to find balance, health and vitality. With that said, it should be noted that floating in dense saltwater is mother nature's invention. The Salt Sea, which has 8 times the density of regular sea water has been floating and healing visitors for as long as time can tell.
“Across flotation sessions, decreases in muscle tension and pain were evident. For both variables, patients indicated a 25% reduction in the first
session and a 33% reduction in the third session.”
– Dr. Roderick Borrie and Dr. Tamara Russell, Flotation Therapy Research Group
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
How should I prepare for floating?
How are the float tanks cleaned?
Do I need to bring anything?
What can I expect while floating?
How long have people been floating in Epsom?
OUR FLOAT ROOMS
Come visit us and check out our float rooms, each in a uniquely designed suite. Our clinic is run by Holistic Practitioners specializing in mind-body healing, offering a wide variety of natural medicines and herbal remedies.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Nothing. We are pleased to provide you with towels, contact solution and cases, water proof ear plugs, neck pillows upon request, vanities stocked with hairdryers/picks/combs/brushes/cotton swabs/cotton balls, tea, water, and a calm relaxing environment. You won’t need to bring your bathing suit, people generally enter the tank au natural.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FLOAT?
There’s no exact answer to this question, and it may be best to go in without expectations, but it is such an individual experience that we try to avoid saying too much so you’re not influenced by what someone else says. The very first time you Float may generally be similar for many people, as you are acclimating to the experience of Floating weightlessly without external stimuli. After you become comfortable and relax, the variety of experiences one could have is infinite and only limited by your imagination and personal goals, but most people will find the experience very peaceful, relaxing, and rejuvenating.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FLOATING?
- Relaxation Response
- Poor sleep/insomnia
- Enhanced healing / rejuvenation / recovery
- Heightened senses
- Pain Management
- Anti-gravity Benefits
- Increased immune function
- Musculoskeletal Awareness
- Magnesium Absorption
- Increased Stress Resistance