Creative geniuses like John Lennon, Kris Kristofferson, Peter Gabriel and Robin Williams understood the power of floatation to enhance their creativity and relaxation.
Floating slows down your brain wave patterns until your mind slips into the theta state that can only be achieved moments just before falling asleep and waking up, or during deep meditation – a state characterised by insights, inspiration, free association, vivid imagery and clear, creative thoughts. The release of endorphins enhances your feelings of euphoria and extreme wellbeing.
“I’m actually floating in only ten inches of heated water and I’m able to lie any way I please without submerging. Centring myself easily, I’m unaware of any walls. The freedom of near weightlessness is what feels best of all, though – a playfully pleasurable sensation. Now I know why astronauts on TV news reports are always smiling.” – Cosmopolitan
They say that worry is a misuse of your imagination. When you float, the total absence of sensation and stress frees up your mind’s ability to float free.
Cleopatra, Emperor Nero’s second wife Poppaea Sabina and even Napoleon’s sister Pauline Bonaparte enjoyed bathing in sour donkey’s milk, but for us mere mortals a good long soak in 500 kg of Epsom Salts at Auckland’s new floatation centre would not only be a more pleasant experience, but likely more beneficial too. Auckland’s new Float Culture […]Read more
For the past two years, director and weird news guy David Farrier has been living a bizarre cheese dream, following homophobic hate mail down a pink, fluffy rabbit hole and chasing it all the way to an Oscar nomination. On 26th of October that lead him into a sensory deprivation tank. Watch the video to […]Read more
Sensory deprivation (in psychology) is an experimental situation in which all stimulation is cut off from the sensory receptors. What we know about the benefits of floatation continuously leaves us amazed by the power of the human body. Not because of the states of relaxation and elation that floating can endure. No, rather the body’s […]Read more
It’s not easy being a mum. I know this because I have one, and I’ve seen up close the effects of motherhood. She has a few more wrinkles than she used to, and perhaps even a grey hair or two. She has considerably less money than she might have otherwise, and there’s a lot of […]Read more