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Altered States of Consciousness: How Float Tanks Dissolve Time, Stress, and Anxiety.

16 May 2024

Imagine a place where your body feels weightless, your mind drifts freely, and time seems to vanish. Welcome to the world of Floatation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy), an innovative technique that has been making waves in the realm of mental health and consciousness studies. This unique experience, akin to floating in a warm, silent abyss, offers profound benefits for both the mind and body.

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Float Tanks: Can Listening to Your Heartbeat Be the Key to Unlocking Better Health?

25 March 2024

Ever feel overwhelmed by the constant buzz of notifications, the never-ending to-do list, and the pressure to stay connected? There’s a hidden oasis in this digital storm: the floatation tank.

More than just a place to unwind

These sensory deprivation chambers offer a pathway to enhanced interoception – our ability to sense what’s happening inside our bodies. In today’s world of constant stimulation, we often miss these vital cues. Our heartbeat, breathing, and even subtle muscle tension can become background noise.

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How Floatation Tanks Connect Ancient Wisdom with Modern Science

18 February 2024

In the hustle and bustle of our modern lives, finding moments of true silence and solitude can feel like an impossible feat. Yet, throughout history, various cultures have recognized the profound benefits of sensory deprivation for enhancing self-awareness, deepening introspection, and achieving altered states of consciousness. From the caves of ancient Greece to the monasteries of Tibet, the practice of withdrawing from external stimuli has long been associated with spiritual growth and mental clarity.

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A Comprehensive Exploration of Floatation-REST Research and the Impact of Floatation Tank Therapy

24 January 2024

In the annals of psychological exploration, the 1950s stand as a pivotal era. It was during this time that Drs. Jay Shurley and John Lilly embarked on a groundbreaking journey at the National Institute of Mental Health. Their quest? To unravel the mysteries of the human mind’s response to an environment stripped of external sensory stimuli. Thus, Floatation-REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy) was born—a transformative therapeutic technique that has since evolved into a beacon of hope for stress reduction and relaxation seekers alike. Join us as we traverse the historical origins, current advancements, and future promises of Floatation-REST, illuminating its potential clinical benefits across a spectrum of conditions.

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Floatation tanks: When nothing, is actually something worth doing!

26 October 2023


In a world that constantly bombards us with stimuli, the concept of nothingness can be both daunting and intriguing. Enter the floatation tank, a vessel that promises to transport you to a realm of sensory deprivation, where nothing becomes the key to unlocking profound states of meditation and, perhaps, even reaching the elusive state of nirvana. In this exploration, we delve into the depths of nothing, discovering why embracing emptiness might just be the path to profound self-discovery and creativity.

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Unlocking Excellence: How UFC, the Australian Institute of Sport, and US Navy SEALs Harness i-sopod Floatation Tanks for Peak Performance

10 October 2023

In the pursuit of peak performance, athletes and elite military forces are constantly exploring cutting-edge technologies and methodologies. One surprising common denominator among the UFC Performance Institute in Shanghai, the Australian Institute of Sport, and the US Navy SEALs is the adoption of i-sopod floatation tanks. These sleek, pod-shaped tanks might seem like an unlikely tool for success, but as we delve into their applications, the synergy becomes apparent.

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Slowly is the Fastest Way to Get Where You Want to Be! Harnessing the Power of Floatation Tanks.

02 September 2023

Slowly is the Fastest Way to Get Where You Want to Be! Harnessing the Power of Floatation Tanks.

In today’s fast-paced world, we often find ourselves racing against the clock, chasing our dreams, and striving for success at breakneck speed. The prevailing belief is that the faster we move, the quicker we’ll reach our destination. But what if I told you that “slowly is the fastest way to get where you want to be”? It may sound counter-intuitive, but let’s explore how embracing the concept of slowing down can lead us to our goals and how floatation tanks can help us find the path to relaxation and meditation.

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Investing in the best and how "Buy Once and Buy Right" applies to i-sopod Floatation Tanks

13 May 2023

When evaluating various float tanks, you’ll find that pricing can vary considerably. However, it’s important to note that not all float tanks are created equal in terms of performance, size, durability and running costs. Therefore, a “like-for-like” comparison based solely on price is not advisable.

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From Steph Curry to Tom Brady: Why Professional Athletes Love Floatation Tanks

03 April 2023

For elite athletes, the pursuit of excellence is a never-ending journey. They’re constantly seeking new ways to enhance their skills, surpass their limits, and gain a competitive advantage over their rivals.

One trend that is gaining momentum in the sports industry is floating. This technique involves spending time in a floatation tank, which provides an isolated environment for athletes to relax and rejuvenate their minds and bodies. But what exactly is floating, and why are professional athletes embracing it?

In this article, we will dive into the world of floating for athletes. We’ll cover the benefits of floating, how it’s used by strength and conditioning coaches, and highlight some of the professional athletes who use float tanks. You will learn how to unlock your potential with floating – the essential tool for athletes.

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How to solve the Empty Treatment Room Syndrome: With the ultimate Touchless Spa Treatment, a Float Tank.

14 February 2023

Spas and salons were hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to staff shortages and empty treatment rooms. But there is hope! Touchless spa treatments, including float tanks, offer a new solution that requires minimal staffing and provides complete peace of mind for risk-averse guests. In this blog post, we’ll explore how these innovative treatments can help solve the problem of empty treatment rooms and staff shortages and why investing in float tanks, in particular, can provide a creative and profitable solution for spa and salon owners. So, let’s dive in and learn how to turn empty treatment rooms into a unique and rejuvenating experience for your clients.

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How Float Tanks Can Improve Heart Rate Variability

14 January 2023

Float tanks, otherwise known as sensory deprivation tanks, are gaining a lot of attention these days due to their ability to reduce stress and improve well-being.1 But did you know that float tank therapy can also improve your heart rate variability (HRV)? HRV is an important indicator of physical and mental health, and a recent study has shown for the first time that float tank use can increase HRV. Now let’s investigate the specifics of HRV, why it’s important, and how float tanks can help.

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How Floatation Tanks Can Support Eating Disorder Recovery

02 November 2022

Nine percent of people will have an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, in their lifetime.[*] Despite having the word “eating” in the name, these common disorders are about much more than food. They’re complex mental health conditions that typically require intervention to alter their course.

While traditional treatment generally involves a combination of psychotherapy, nutritional counselling, and sometimes medication, a novel intervention called Floatation-REST is steadily gaining recognition.

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Why Floating Is The Perfect Remedy for Jet Lag

01 October 2022

Feeling tired and depleted after a long haul flight? Find out how time in a floatation tank can help alleviate the symptoms of jet lag.

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What does Zero Gravity do?

30 August 2022

When you think of an environment without gravity, it’s quite possible your mind goes to space exploration, and footage of astronauts floating around in space suits… You might be aware that zero gravity has negative health impacts for astronauts on space expeditions. So is floatation therapy really any different? Read on to find out.

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5 reasons why Floatation Tanks are the Perfect Addition to any Hotel or Spa

04 August 2022

A floatation tank is a sensory experience like no other, a soundless, lightless pod that’s filled with skin-temperature saltwater. This Epsom salt solution creates a super buoyant environment — allowing the user to effortlessly float on the surface and drift off into profoundly relaxing and meditative states.

Initially designed to explore consciousness, the float tank is now utilized to enhance health and wellbeing — which is why it’s becoming a popular addition to high-quality hotel spas.

Flotation tanks deliver many health-related benefits, and because they’re easy to install and maintain, they’re the perfect add-on to premium leisure facilities where customers are looking for exceptional wellness experiences.

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Sensory Overload?! Why Floatation is the answer to our overstimulated lives

26 July 2022

Juggling work and your personal life, with places to be, things to do, people to see… Constantly plugged into devices – always with something to reply to, something to read or watch, and notifications to act on… Life moves very, very fast these days, and it can be incredibly difficult to find time and space in your daily life to slow down and properly rest!

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What Not to Tell First Time Floaters

25 June 2022

Floatation is a wellness therapy which attracts people from all walks of life, for a wide scope of reasons. If you work at or run a float centre, part of your work will be introducing floatation to first timers. What do you tell them? There are so many things we can say about floatation… so what are the do’s and don’ts of that introduction, to ensure we have happy, returning customers?

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How Floating Helps With Focus and Studying

28 May 2022

If you have an important deadline for work, or you’re studying for an exam, time in a float tank might not be the first thing that comes to mind to help you focus…

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5 Steps to Opening a Float Centre

28 April 2022

Starting a new business venture is always a bit daunting and at times overwhelming. You have a vision in your head of the end goal – the destination that you want to reach – but the journey to getting there seems like a steep mountain road.

Let’s go walk through the 5 fundamental steps which will get you to launching and running your float business.

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5 Physical Benefits Of Floatation

18 March 2022

Floatation is a pretty amazing practice when you think about it. You’re floating around totally weightless in warm saltwater, in a manufactured pod which blocks out all sound and light… and it’s incredibly good for you; mind, body and soul.

In this article we focus on the bodily benefits of time in an isolation tank.

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