What is Floating?
The main purpose of floating is to reduce the external senses as much as possible and empowering the mind to unwind by laying on 10 inches of anti-gravity saltwater.
"A place like Sense Zero's float suites just doesn't exist anywhere else on this planet!" - Emmanuel
At first, it may seem strange but once you experience the feeling of nothingness there is something so natural about it.
"It's like being nurtured back in the womb!" - Jessica
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How Does it Work?
We go to extreme lengths to make sure the suite is cleaner than a laboratory. We are thoroughly cleaning the facility before and after each floating member. The water is completely filtered by UV light, microscopic filters, and minimal chemicals between each session.
It feels like flying in outer space. We fill the room with 10 inches of highly dense saltwater. Approximately 1,400 pounds of Epsom salt dissolves in just 225 gallons of water, resulting in specific gravity of about 1.275 and removes the feeling of weight and gravity.
The air, water, and skin become one. We continuously warm the air and water to the same temperature as the skin. This means the brain doesn't know the difference between where one ends and the other begins.
Eyes open or closed, the room is pitch black. Of course, the light can be turned on at any time and we provide an intercom system for assistance. We make sure the room is light proof and there is no light disturbance. This means the eyes can't differentiate the environment.
Zero sound. We go to extreme lengths to make sure our suites are absolutely free of noise. Double stud walls with added green glue isolating compounds create premium soundproofing. This removes the ability to hear external disturbances.
No smells or scents. Since our float rooms and suites are light and soundproof, naturally odors stay out as well.
Origin and History of Floating
Floating has been around since the 1950s when physician and inventor John C. Lilly created the isolation tank. Today they're known as sensory deprivation tanks, float tanks, float pods, float cabins, flotation tanks, sensory attenuation tanks, or float rooms. Lilly was curious about the human mind and consciousness. This was the driving factor behind his isolation tank invention. Lilly would go on to spread the idea and host workshops. In the 1970s the tanks were being sold commercially and popularity soared. Floating continues to evolve from simple metal boxes to high tech spacious rooms. Today floating is highly enjoyable, spacious and most importantly sanitary.