Float Away In A Sensory Deprivation Tank

Ever feel the need to get away from it all? Turn off the cell phone, put on the automatic email response, and just shut out the noise.

Well, with the help of a sensory deprivation tank, that’s exactly what you get to do.

Invented by John C. Lilly in 1954, the purpose of the tank was to help relieve the brain from external stimulation, according to Ultra Culture.

The tank holds roughly 250 gallons of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt, rendering you completely weightless in the tank. The tank looks like a pod, and the top half opens and closes to allow you to enter and exit the tank.

But the benefits of a sensory deprivation tank go far beyond allowing your brain to take a breather.

Studies show that floating weightless in salt water helps with pain relief, muscle relaxation, endorphin stimulation, and blood flow, according to Insider.

Other benefits reported by those who “float” include stress relief, better sleep, and relaxation. The Epsom salt used in the water also provides the skin with a natural exfoliation while helping draw out toxins.

For those interested in trying out a float tank there are a number of float spas in the Valley to try out.

True Rest Float Spa has locations in Scottsdale and Glendale, The Healing Path Day Spa is located in Scottsdale, and Essential Wellness Center is located in Glendale.

Prices vary but run around $60 to $80 for 60 minutes of float time, and most locations also offer float memberships should you find float therapy a beneficial way of relaxing.

You can check out their websites for more information including what to expect for your first time floating.

Have you tried a sensory deprivation tank before? Let us know what you thought of the experience in the comments below!