What Is Floatation Therapy
A float tank is simply a tank or pod filled with water that has enough Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) mixed in to allow a person to effortlessly float on the surface. The water is kept at skin-temperature, making it imperceptible, and the tank is soundproof and pitch-black. This creates a place for our bodies to be free from gravity and all stimulation from the outside world, leading to a state of deep relaxation. Full body absorption of magnesium from the water also assists in the release of muscle tension.
The body’s natural mechanism for healing is known as the parasympathetic response, which only occurs during deep relaxation. Lying in a float tank evokes this response naturally and every time you float this response is reinforced. The effects become stronger and last longer.