Float Tank History.

The first isolation tank was developed in the 50's by Dr. John C. Lilley. His research goal was to find out what would happen to the human brain if it were deprived of external stimuli.

Isolation tanks function by allowing you to float in a concentrated solution of 900 lbs. of Epsom Salts maintained at 93.5 degrees so that you feel neither hot not cold. At the same time you are shielded from all external sounds and the interior of the tank is kept completely dark. The effect of floating in this manner is to counteract as far as possible the effect of gravity.

The absence of gravity and externally generated stimuli mean that you can obtain extremely deep rest and relaxation while using the tank. You can also channel your freed mental energies to positive ends. Isolation tanks can also provide a method of reducing pain in people suffering from injury or illness in a way not readily achievable by any other non-drug base means.

Unified Brain Theory of Floating.

During floatation the brain is freed from the constant demands of orienting the body in space and processing external stimuli. Freed from these two major cerebral demands the brain can slip into profoundly deep and rejuvenating states of relaxation which eventually leads to slower alpha or theta brainwave patterns.

Various studies have shown floatation sessions to be an immediately effective and practical tool to reduce elevated levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline. Floating immediately lowers blood pressure without any drug intervention, special techniques or training. It also produces chemical changes in your brain which favor clarity of thought, improved memory and problem-solving. Combined with complementary activities, the float tank is an effective tool for self improvement.