In today’s stressful world, you need a way to relax and rid your mind of you worries. There are many ways to do this, but one of the best and most beneficial is through the use of an isolation tank, also known as a sensory deprivation tank. With the regular use of an isolation tank, you will be able to separate yourself from your personal stresses and explore the depths of your mind in the quiet darkness of the tank. The peace and quiet of the tank will allow you to clear your mind and prepare yourself to take a journey that will open your mind to explore the deepest areas of your personal self. Isolation tanks allow you to reach a level comparable to the deepest meditation.
Sensory Deprivation Tank Locations
If you are lucky enough to live in a city where you have a tank facility near by, consider yourself lucky. When scheduling an appointment with a tank facility, expect the cost to be around $20 per hour of tank usage. Often times, you can find package deals that may make the rate cheaper. The employees at these facilities are typically highly trained and knowledgeable about the process. Please make sure to ask them any questions you may have and go in with an open mind.
Remember that floating is a personal experience so do no expect to be in a tank with a friend of loved one. Also remember so practice good hygiene before and after isolation tank usage. Always remember to use the bathroom before entering the tank. Even though the water is filtered multiple times between customers, the presence of urine in the tank will only cause the plumbing and filters to work more than necessary.
Sensory Deprivation Effects
It is common to notice a wave-like motion while in the isolation tank. The reason for this feeling is unknown and not everybody feels the sensation. Many of those who do experience the wave-like motion say that it helps them disconnect and drift off. Others say that is lets them know that they are really beginning their journey of the mind. If you do not encounter the wave-like feelings, do not distress. The best way to utilize the tank to it’s full potential is to close your eyes, relax your neck and shoulders and let your mind wader off. Your brain will make it’s own way and take you on the journey you were intended for.
Upon exiting the isolation tank, you will often have feelings of euphoria and clarity. Some attribute this to the type of brain activity experienced while in the tank. While this has not been scientifically studied, it can be said that the brain attempts to compensate for the lack of sensory input. Your sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing are all disengaged while in the tank so your brain has to re-adjust.
Meditation and Isolation Tanks
If you have ever attempted or participated in meditation, it should not be a stretch to step into an isolation tank. The actions and processes of meditation are often practiced while in the tank with great benefit. It can be argued that the tank is a better environment for meditation because there are no distractions to keep you from focusing on yourself, your breathing, and your thoughts.