WHAT IS FLOAT THERAPY AND SENSORY DEPRIVATION?
THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF FLOATING
Science tells us that there are four brain states:
- ALPHA STATE – deep relaxation and meditation
- BETA STATE – active and alert
- DELTA STATE – deep sleep
- THETA – very deep relaxation
In the mid-1950s, it was discovered that sensory deprivation could lead to deep relaxation, and neuroscientist Dr. John C. Lilly invented the first isolation tank. The float experience was born.
Immersion in the tank can lead to deep relaxation, because Float therapy triggers the Theta State. It can take hours of meditation to reach this state without floating. Theta brain waves are often linked to the subconscious, and can inspire creativity, idea generation and spirituality.
Want to know how it works at our location in particular? Check out our Preparation Guide for a whole lot more information!
Contact us today to get your float on!