Floating is a way to improve mental focus, creativity, well-being and pain management.
The Floating process.
While float tanks were originally invented in the Mid-1950s by neuroscientist Dr. John Lilly, floatation tanks were at first named “sensory deprivation tanks,” and sometimes “isolation tanks.” Over several years the term was changed to float tanks or floatation therapy tanks. Although float tanks were invented in the U.S., they have also grown significantly over the past two decades in Europe.
With the water filled with about 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt to create a weightless environment, the water is so dense that someone can be floating on top of it; eliminating the constant physical stress of gravity on the bones, and feeding the muscles a natural relaxant in the form of magnesium. The water and air temperature are the same to ensure that you will lose track of where the water stops and the air begins.