Floating is the ultimate tool for healing, relaxation & meditation
Benefits of Floating
Pain Relief & Injury Recovery
- helps to heal broken bones and sprains
- relieves neck, back and spinal pain
- great to use for physical rehabilitation in all areas
This is made possible by your mind's ability to concentrate and pinpoint any painful areas in your body that you would not otherwise notice in day to day life. This better allows your body to know where it needs to heal. Recovery is also made possible through the absence of gravitational pressure.
Float with your stomach facing downward to divert pressure off the back that gravity would normally strain. Women have claimed that their bond with their unborn child strengthens in such a soothing, womb like environment.
- the release of gravitational pressure can also help increase fertility in women
Floating as shown in many cases to help, improve, and reduce these health problems in those who frequent:
- high blood pressure
- overall immune system
History of Floating
"In the province of mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true." John C. Lilly strove to use isolation as a tool to delve into the inner workings of the human brain. He used the research of deprivation tanks that lay before him and created his own idea of an isolated atmosphere that didn't require a person to be fully submerged in the water. After years of research and inventing, Lilly finally created a masterpiece that not only achieved ultimate isolation, but also hit upon complete relaxation and reaching a meditative state of consciousness. He would call it the floatation tank.
Lilly invented what he called the isolation tank in 1954. This tank was fully enclosed and filled halfway full with freshwater. He used his legs to hold his nose and mouth above water to breathe. With this tank he achieved complete isolation without full submersion like in the early deprivation tanks, but his body was not relaxed enough to reach a state of meditative consciousness or lucid dreaming the way he would like to.
Enter Glenn Perry in the early 1970's. Glenn was able to try out John Lilly's primitive isolation tank first hand and loved the idea so much that he set about inventing a better tank with the help of Lilly. To solve their issue of trying to keep their heads above water, Lilly and Glenn tried a tank filled with ocean water. From here, through much more trial and error, the two of them created the epsom salt + fresh water mixture we now use today and called it a "Floatation Tank" because now you could go inside and completely float. The first Floatation Tank was made in 1973.