Sensory Deprivation Tank
The first place I ever floated was at Zen Blend in Austin, Texas (and I HIGHLY recommend them). They only have one Oasis Sensory Deprivation Tank, but if you come with a friend you can use the Bio Mat for free while your waiting. The Bio Mat is almost as cool as the Sensory Deprivation Tank.
If you find a place to float in your city, I highly recommend you take advantage of the opportunity and make an appointment.
Top 4 reason people float in Sensory Deprivation tanks (click below)
Neck & Back pain
Looking for a place to float?
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Note: When searching for a place to float, be aware that the term Floatation Tank or Flotation Tank means the same thing as Sensory Deprivation Tank.
Tips for first time floaters:
Find a "real" float tank (Float rooms are relaxing, but not meditative)
Float for 1.5 hours the first time (it usually takes at least 30 mins. to let go the first time)
Longer floats (If you find a place that offers 2 or 3 hr. float deals... Take advantage of it)
Do not shave 12 hours before your float (the salt will sting fresh shaven skin)
Do not drink a lot of fluids right before your float (you don't want to have to get out and pee)
Try to stay away from caffeine (stimulants make it very hard to let go and relax)
If you wear contacts remember to bring your contact case or glasses
Wilikedia - Sensory deprivation tank
A sensory deprivation tank is a lightless, soundproof tank in which subjects float in salty water at skin temperature. They were first used by John C. Lilly in 1954 in order to test the effects of sensory deprivation. Such tanks are now also used for meditation, relaxation, and in alternative medicine. Isolation tanks were originally called sensory deprivation tanks. Other synonyms for isolation tanks include float tank, floating tank, floater tank, flotation tank', REST tank, flotation baths, John Lilly tank and sensory attenuation tank.
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