What do I do in a float tank?

Although many people know exactly why they are floating, others are merely curious and fascinated by the unique experience.  Perhaps more education on the various benefits of this “sensory vacation” might help guide your experience in the tank.  Below are some common uses of the float tank:


Mental imagery of a process, an event, or a performance is one of the best methods to successfully completing the goal in mind.  Athletes and performers regularly float to visualize every aspect of the event – from gearing up, to what the audience looks and sounds like, the atmosphere of the stadium or arena, etc.  The Law of Attraction plays a large part in the success of these individuals.  That which you think will happen, will likely happen.

But visualization is also necessary for the business professional.  Presentations, speeches, event planning, etc. are all great reasons to float.  Rehearsing in a float tank is one of the most effective methods to preparing for the big day.  No distractions…just you and nothing else.  Literally.

Creativity and inspiration proliferates while floating and you can find the solace and tranquility needed to tap into the most creative depths of the brain.  The floatation tank is the optimal environment for creativity because the relaxation it ensures is so profound that the brain soon begins to generate an unprecedented amount of very slow, strong, rhythmical theta waves, which are associated with vivid, lifelike hypnagogic images. Whether you are an artist, musician, dancer, or marketing executive, creativity blocks are inevitable.  Regular floatation unlocks hidden layers of ideas and inspiration that are rarely tapped into. 

Mental Reset and Clarity:
Sensory deprivation allows the mind to focus only on the internal mental chatter in the mind and then by focusing on the breath and a mantra (spiritual or not), you are able to fall into the theta state of consciousness and fully surrender your busy thoughts and your body.  It takes many people at least a half hour to get to this state.  And it takes practice.  A lot of practice.  Don’t be discouraged if you consciously “think” the entire float.  Your second or third float will be better as you will now know what to expect and it will be less experimental than the first.

Those with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and neuroticism are great candidates for the tank.  Although it may take a bit longer to get comfortable in such an environment, there are many ways you can control/customize your float experience to your liking.  This is not a carnival ride that we are operating for you.  You are in control of every aspect of this experience.

Pain Relief:
Numerous studies have proven that the anti-gravity effects of floating, in addition to the concentrated Epsom salt solution, provide an optimal environment for the body’s recovery.  Whether your pain is from a tough workout or a long term injury, regular floatation results in a profound reduction in pain both during and after the float.  Check out some of our testimonials and see for yourself what others are saying about floating and pain relief.  It is truly amazing.

Practice, practice, practice.  We can’t emphasize enough that you must try floating a few times before conquering it.  It’s difficult to conquer anything the first time, much less something that involves your consciousness.  Come with an open mind, little to no expectations, and a will to surrender.  See you soon. 

Own the day.



  1. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say
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    After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

    • We appreciate you reading and hope this helps you and others in some way. We are truly passionate about the benefits of floating. Let us know if you ever have any questions!

  2. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked
    submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over
    again. Anyways, just wanted to say great blog!

    • Jerry,
      That is so strange and I’m sorry it deleted your post. Thanks for the feedback! We always like to hear from our readers. Own the day!

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