When you are in sensory deprivation tank your body mind is provided with clues that it is not under threat. This triggers a relaxation response called “rest and digest”. When you are in the state of “rest and digest” your “parasympathetic nervous system” is engaged wich produces:
Floatation therapy triggers relaxation response by removing the majority of sensory input, that helps to switch off “fight and flight” response and brings about “rest and digest” state, that is associated with muscle relaxation, restoration and growth.
Over time floatation therapy helps to train your mind and parasympathetic nervous system to bring relaxation response easier.
“A number of scientific studies have compared the effects of Floating against just resting in bed. It was conclusively shown that beneficial effects of floating did not occur while resting in bed.”
Just this week I had my very first experience in a sensory deprivation tank. Here is why I decided to surrender myself to complete darkness, silence. I have noticed within the past couple of years, I’ve been living in a rather addictive behaviour of needing to be productive and active. My daily routine was composed […]Read more
In the search for sleep, insomniac Rebecca Isemonger entered the tank for three sessions at Float Culture. The benefits she discovered, however, were much more than just catching a couple of z’s. There may be a rover on Mars, but scientists still don’t know why we sleep. Whether for the purpose of information consolidation, cellular […]Read more
The other week we talked to Alex from Mukpuddy animation studio here in Auckland. Alex has been floating at Float Culture for almost 2 years and had over 100 floats by now. His main reason to float is the stress relief.Read more
Down a dusty side street in Central Auckland lies Float Culture, a sensory deprivation centre dedicated to physical relaxation and mid expansion. Alone in the dark I left my body. It was a directionless exit. More of an expansion in all directions. Perhaps influenced by having just read a copy of the Bhagavad Gita(forced upon […]Read more