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How Does a Floatation Tank Work?

09 October 2020

Time to break things down to the basics: here’s a close look at floatation tanks, what to expect when you first try floating and how the tanks work their magic.

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Meditation For Beginners: Is Floating a Shortcut to Meditation?

05 October 2020

The environment of a floatation tank is the perfect setting in which to first try turning your gaze inwards. Whilst floatation is no substitute for a meditation practice, it can definitely be a good way to complement it, and even a useful gateway to starting meditation.

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Are Float Tanks Safe?

21 August 2020

Yes! Floatation tanks are inherently safe when used by your average adult. Kids under 16 can use them, but should be supervised—always a good idea anyway, right? People with certain medical conditions should ask their medical practitioner or doctor if floatation tanks are right for them.

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Float Tanks and the Elite Athlete

14 February 2020

Floatation is used by world-renowned athletes to aid recovery, improve performance, and treat conditions. Learn more about float tanks and athletes here.

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Float Tanks Can Help With Autism, Asperger's, ADHD

01 December 2019

We are constantly bombarded by sounds, images, information, and the expectation that we can cope with all the pressure this sensory overload entails. This can be challenging for everyone, but particularly so for those who may live with neuro-developmental conditions such as Autism, Asperger syndrome and ADHD.

Floatation tanks can help with Autism, Asperger syndrome and ADHD. Find out more here.

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Why the UFC Installed an i-sopod Float Tank

14 November 2019

The UFC recently opened “the world’s largest, state-of-the-art MMA training and development facility” in Shanghai, China. Learn why they installed a float tank at their new performance institute.

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Floating in a Float Tank

25 October 2019

What do you think of when you think of floating in a sensory-deprivation tank? Science fiction? Or celebrities and athletes? Maybe even some of your fears? Whatever you think of now, what you should be thinking of is all the health benefits that floating provides. Floating has been scientifically proven to reduce pain, anxiety, depression, and stress. It is an amazing way to take care of your body and your mind (and it is not as scary as you think!) Here are the basics of floating and 5 major health benefits that it can produce for you.

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Flotation R.E.S.T. for Acute Recovery from Strenuous Exercise

09 September 2019

For some of us, exercise can be a good walk with the dog or a yoga class but, if you are someone who participates in some kind of demanding sport, such as running, cycling or football, or seriously working out at the gym, you are probably aware of blood lactate. But what really is it?

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The Benefits of Using Float Tanks Regularly

18 August 2019

We’re all pretty busy, aren’t we? There are so many demands on our time. Whether it’s studying, working, relationships or hobbies, we seem to be constantly on the go. Whilst it’s great to be busy with work and friends and family, more of us are realising the benefits of looking after ourselves and having a bit of ‘me time’.

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Don't be a Float Tank Rookie - 5 Top Tips

06 August 2019

Float tanks. Sounds great, right? Sounds easy and restful and, hey, isn’t it supposed to be hugely beneficial, both mentally and physically? Yes, it is! But there are a few things worth bearing in mind in order to get the best from your first floatation experiences.

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How Float Tanks Can Help You Achieve Beautiful Skin

05 July 2019

Floatation is widely known to be an effective therapy to help us relax and ease stress and anxiety, or to help our body heal from physical or emotional trauma. Wonderful, right? Who doesn’t love the idea of floating weightlessly, quietly, letting go of our tensions and feeling refreshed and revived? What could be better?

Well, it seems that this amazing therapy can also be hugely beneficial to our skin. This is like the best, most unexpected, buy one get one free offer for our wellbeing!

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Sensory Deprivation: How Float Tanks Can Ease Anxiety

21 June 2019

We all experience some degree of stress in our lives. We worry about paying bills, about global warming, or being stuck in traffic. Some of us have other anxieties to deal with, such as shyness or, perhaps, a fear of heights, or worries about our health.

Floatation therapy is an effective, medication-free, therapy for anxiety. Read on to learn how float tanks can ease anxiety.

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Floatation Therapy For Better Sleep

29 June 2018

Flotation therapy enhances sleep on many levels. In this blog post, we discuss in greater detail the benefits of floatation for better sleep.

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Floatation Therapy And Pain Relief

11 May 2018

Clients who use sensory deprivation tanks come to enjoy the process for all sorts of reasons. Some enjoy using a floatation tank to relax, some to practice mindfulness, to meditate and some find that the pain reduction qualities can be hugely beneficial.

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Reasons to Start a Float Pod Business

17 April 2018

At i-sopod we’ve helped a whole host of people to get started with their own floatation centres. There are plenty of reasons why you might be considering working for yourself, and without doubt operating your own float centre is one of the most rewarding things that you could do.

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Float Tanks Maximise Benefits of Fitness Training

11 April 2018

While exercise stimulates muscle growth, the strengthening process itself occurs 30 to 40 hours after the work out. The deep physical relaxation achieved in the float tank can improve circulation and accelerate the growth and regeneration of muscle tissue.

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Infertility Issues? Float Tanks Might Help.

16 March 2018

Deciding to have a baby is a wonderful and life changing time for any parents-to-be. However, no one can say how long this will take. The journey to getting pregnant can take longer than you might like and the waiting and uncertainty can be extremely stressful.

If you’re planning to have a baby, floatation therapy can help you. Learn how float tanks might help with infertility issues here.

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Will a Floatation Tank Work in My Town, City or Country?

22 February 2018

Are you asking yourself whether or not a float tank business would work in the town, city or country where you’re based? At i-sopod we’ve worked with numerous people across the globe to supply their new businesses with our isolation tanks.

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23 Ways To Get The Most From Your Float

16 February 2018

Floatation tanks have been around since the late 1950s and recently have started to gain some serious popularity both in the US and Europe. Lying in the dark, upon skin temperature water that’s so salty that you float effortlessly leads to complete mental and physical relaxation. Floating in this zero-gravity environment removes pressure from the body and allows blood vessels to decompress and your circulation to flow more freely.

So how do you get the most from your 60 minutes?

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Neuropsychologist Dr Feinstein Proves That Floating Reduces Anxiety and Stress

08 February 2018

Ground-breaking research on the effects on the brain while floating is being done at Tulsa’s Laureate Institute for Brain Research and we are seeing real, measurable benefits of the practice.

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