Frequently Asked Questions

The most commonly asked questions about sensory deprivation and floating

Mission Statement

The mission of Isolation Tank Experts is to promote the concept and spirit of floating for personal benefit. Whether looking for recovery, pain management, stress relief, or purely improved focus float tanks are and excellent option to achieve all of the above. Our goal is to spread the awareness and knowledge of isolation tanks and float tanks to the world. We believe that floating is the optimal way for all human beings to improve clarity, focus, and personal wellness.

What Is Isolation Tank Experts?

Isolation Tank Experts provides you the most comprehensive collection of information about isolation tanks, sensory deprivation, and float tanks. We work with float centers all over the world to collect the most current news and facts about the floating industry.

What Does Isolation Tank Experts Do?

We provide a resource to individuals who want to learn more about the world of floating and sensory deprivation. We have reviews of local float centers, resources on how to perfect your float session, and even reviews of products to improve your floating.

We also like to share stories from users about their float sessions. Both new and experienced floaters are encouraged to share. Our hope is that reading stories from other floaters will help improve the experience of all users. Take a moment and check out our isolation tank User Stories.

Is Isolation Tank Experts A Float Center?

Isolation Tank Experts is not a float center or spa. We are a resource for people who want to improve their floats and learn more about the world of sensory deprivation. We focus on the benefits of floating, as well as tips and suggestions to make your float tank experience better.

Should I float naked?

We highly recommend that you do not wear a swimsuit while in a float tank. There are many reasons why, but the most important is that your floating swimsuit can brush against your skin and cause distractions during your float experience. Floating naked is the best way to experience sensory deprivation. Read on for further explanation of why everybody should float naked.

Do I need to close the float tank door?

It's extremely common for new floaters and those uncomfortable with small spaces to keep their float tank door open. While it's perfectly safe to close the door, many people feel more comfortable keeping the door open during their float. A floater can simply turn off the light in their float room and leave the tank door open in order to obtain the dark serenity necessary for a quality float.

A common concern about floating with the tank door open is sound intrusion. While it's true that floating with the door closed will minimize the most sound, there are still a few options for those who wish to keep it open. One suggestion is to use ear plugs to reduce sound exposure while in the tank. One brand that we highly recommend is Mack's. They make a product called Mack's Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs . They keep water out of your ears while simultaneously minimizing sound exposure during your float.

Can you drown in a float tank?

While it's technically possible to drown in any pool of water, the likelihood of drowning in a float tank is extremely low for a few reasons. First, an average float tank has about 1 foot of water. A healthy adult would have a very difficult time drowning in water show shallow, even if they were to fall asleep. With water this shallow, the average person could simply stand or kneel in order to prevent any harm to themselves.

Another reason why drowning in a float tank is nearly impossible is due to the salinity of the water. The high concentrations of salt creature a "super buoyant environment" where the human body wants to float. You would need to make a conscious effort to turn over, and even then, the shallow water and high salt content would rouse any sleeping individual.

Many individuals comfortably sleep while in a float tank.

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Can I float if I'm pregnant?


Can I float on my period?


Can two people float together?


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