Read about the hygienic measures taken for the water:
Floating is extremely sanitary due to the high concentration of Epsom salts which kill most viruses and bacteria. The water in our flotation tanks is passed through 2 micron filters 24 hours a day except while you float one is turned off and the water is also UV sanitized. Our tank water solution contains 0.02 % hydrogen peroxide which assists in eliminating any virus, bacteria and fungus. We take every precaution to provide you with the cleanest, safest and most relaxing experience available.
Additionally, our tanks are managed using a strict set of testing protocols. The water is tested for pH balancing, sterilization and the temperature is maintained at 94.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Our specially designed filters are capable of screening the water down to as little as 1 micron (100th the size of a hair). The powerful filtration system is constantly activated to ensure our tanks are clean and sterile at all times.
The solution in the tanks is automatically kept at a constant temperature and is inherently sterile due to the high concentration of dissolved Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate), Food Grade Peroxide, and Baking Soda. Buoyancy readings are taken to ensure that sufficient salt is dissolved in the solution.
Benefits of FLOAT/Deprivation Therapy AKA REST Therapy (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy)
Benefits of Gravity Reduction
The density of the salt water puts the floater in an environment where approximately 80% of the gravity we usually feel is no longer affecting our body. We use a large portion of our mental and physical resources counteracting the force of gravity on a moment to moment basis. Relief of this effort leaves our body with a surplus of energy and processing power at its disposal. When left with this abundance, our body spends its efforts on resting, recuperating, and healing anything that needs attention. In addition to this, the gravity-reduced environment allows our body to decompress, especially throughout the joints and the spinal column.
Benefits of Epsom Salts
Epsom salt is Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate (MgSO4·7H2O). It is most commonly mined from the earth. Although more research is needed, there is some evidence that Magnesium is absorbed into the body during an Epsom salt bath. This is notable considering the fact that the majority of Americans (an estimated 80%) are theorized to be deficient in Magnesium.
Low magnesium levels are associated with
This alone could be a page of information unto itself. Stress is rampant throughout our culture. The havoc this has on the human body is well documented. Our fight-or- flight system gives priority to a select number of our bodies faculties at the expense of most of our basic regulatory functions. This is an effective means of surviving a tricky situation, but it's not how our bodies are meant to be constantly running. A plethora of ailments arise from our bodies not being able to return to their comfortable homeostasis. Floatation tanks might be the most relaxing environment we can put our bodies into. Stress relief comes almost instantly from floating. Benefits get stronger and last longer the more you float.
"I wish I could meditate." How many people have found themselves uttering that phrase? Quieting the mind is not an easy task. It takes devotion and some people just can't get the hang of it no matter how hard they try. Floatation therapy has been referred to as the "Express route to the benefits of meditation.” Removing ALL external stimuli and eliminating the persistent distraction known as the body works wonders to quiet the mind and obtain the kind of deep calm meditation masters spend countless hours trying to achieve. You CAN meditate, floating can help. Floating increases Theta brain wave activity which is the ultimate key to relaxation and deep meditation. Floating gives inexperienced meditators a leg-up. It also helps experienced meditators reach new realms within their current meditative practice.
Enhanced Creativity and Problem Solving Ability
To put it simply, floatation allows the mind to be set completely free. When you are without stimulation or distraction, formulating new and innovative ideas suddenly becomes much easier. Many floatation users speak of "epiphanies" had within the tank. Breakthroughs regarding life in general as well as specific problems. The benefits to creativity are also well documented. In fact, floatation has been the basis for a variety of art-centric programs, studies and even books.