I’m relatively new to float tanks but the idea of them has intrigued me ever since hearing about them on a Joe Rogan podcast. What makes it so interesting is you begin to think, “I wonder what weird stuff is going to happen if I shut my eyes and ears off and lose all sense of my body? Will I go insane and scream in Hebrew? Will I fall asleep and dream about Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds? Will Nicholas Cage appear in search of treasure?” The good thing about this is the experience doesn’t promise anything. It merely points out what you could notice before, during and after. For some people it might not even be a positive experience because if there’s something nagging at you it will come to the foreground and smack you right in the face!
This is a nice contrast compared to some of the nonsense out there these days. Honestly have you seen some of the claims out there? “Health guru’s” make out like a teaspoon of coconut oil is going to pay your mortgage if you have enough of it! (in addition to a balanced diet of course).
For context, I’m a practical person. If I’m doing a yoga class it’s not to “feel the beautiful earth beneath my beautiful feet in search of my authentic self #namaste” – it’s to stretch. You see? I don’t like BS. I want something that’s a bit more black and white and to me it just makes sense that a float tank will do something to your psyche. How can it not? So, with that being said I conducted a practical experiment. The question, does floating improve your memory? See the video below to watch the result…
Gift giving and the holidays can bring stress, anxiety and much-needed reflection — which is one of the reasons why floating can be such a great present for your loved ones. The benefits of floating for your mind, body and life are numerous, making it not only a unique experience if they haven’t tried it before, along […]Read more
What effects does floating have on the body? A: In the gravity free environment the body balances and heals internally as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating measurably reduces blood pressure and heart rate whilst lowering the levels of stress related chemicals in the body. Old injuries and aches, (especially backache) experience relief […]Read more
Restless nights, fever dreams and unsatisfactory dozes. We all know what it feels like to get a bad night’s rest, some of us too well. Some of us way too well, for way way way too many nights in a row. A lack of sleep builds up. It wears on your body, it wears on […]Read more
Auckland’s Shane Young is the current XFC featherweight champion. A veteran of upward of 15 fights across multiple disciplines, Young is one of the many pro fighters taking advantage of floatation therapy to complement their training. After his first float in 2014 Young has since become a devotee of the tank, using it as a […]Read more