Inside the floatation tank, we mix 500 kg of specially formulated Epson salt that is imported directly from Germany with 1000 liters of water, creating a 30 cm deep solution, which is heated to 35.5 degrees C (skin temperature).
Since the temperature of the water is about the same as the temperature of your skin, if you remain stable inside the tank, the water can seem like it is not even there!
The buoyancy created by the dense Epsom-salt solution effectively removes the effects of gravity on the body, and brings the individual close to an experience of total weightlessness. Unless you are an astronaut, this is the only situation you will encounter where your body is free from the harmful forces of gravity.
With ear-plugs in and, if you wish, the tank’s interior lights off, this environment of total darkness and silence allows the mind to drift into the deepest state of relaxation possible.
A huge amount of brainpower is used every second in order to deal with the strain that gravity places on one’s body. However, while floating in this weightless state, your body is perfectly supported by a cushion of silky skin-temperature liquid.
Freed from all sensation of gravity, temperature, touch, sight and sound (which together account for 90% of normal neuromuscular activity), you conserve and redirect vast amounts of natural physical and mental energy.
The ultra-deep relaxation of floating “resets” the body’s hormonal and metabolic balance, strengthening resistance to and accelerating recovery from the effects of stress, illness, injury or strenuous exercise.
With no commands needing to be sent out, the logical side of the brain is rendered redundant, and its activity slows down until it synchronizes with the creative side. This leaves the individual in a dream-like state, akin to the thoughts experienced just before you go to sleep. In this state, the brain releases vast amounts of endorphins.
While the state of relaxation may be deep and profound, the individual’s brain stays dreamily alert. The brain gradually shifts away from its usual waking beta state and beings to generate deep alpha, theta or even delta waves. This is the state-of-mind that Buddhist monks try to reach through hours of meditation and years of training. You can achieve this in a matter of minutes just by lying back into the silky warm sea of bliss that is the floatation experience!