Floating is the ultimate in relaxation and healing for body, mind and spirit. Floatation therapy is based on a revolutionary scientific approach to deep relaxation called Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique (R.E.S.T). Floatation REST restricts or eliminates external stress-factors or stimuli that normally affect body and mind every day . We are usually not consciously aware of it but these normally take up 95% of our physical and mental energy.
The concentrated Epsom Salt & Dead Sea Salt solution creates a weightless environment enabling you to float effortlessly in the tank lying on your back, half of your body under and the other half floating above the water level. This liberates mind and body from the effects of gravity.
The solution is kept at skin-temperature 35 C thus freeing the nervous system and brain from another constant stress-factor of regulation the bodies temperature. So you loose where your body ends and the water begins, it is a lovely feeling.
With only skin-temperature fluid in contact with the millions of sensitive nerve-endings that cover the skin, there is no sense of separation between the body and its surroundings. According to research, this reduction in tactile stimulation (sense of touch) plays a subtle but important part in triggering a profound state of relaxation. Subjectively, it creates a sensation of complete loss of body boundaries , you can’t feel where your body ends and the water begins.
Sight and sound
Floating in complete darkness and silence liberates large areas of the brain devoted to processing sensory information, further increasing the depth of mental relaxation. Floatation REST triggers a profound relaxation response that is totally natural and effortless and it happens simultaneously on all levels of your being. While floating the brain slows down into theta waves, the brain wave state of tranquility, creativity and very deep relaxation. Theta is the brain state of REM sleep (dreams), hypnosis, the place of creative insights. Theta is the twilight state just before sleeping and just after waking, the border between the conscious and the subconscious world, and by learning to use a conscious, waking Theta brain wave we can access and influence the powerful subconscious part of ourselves that is normally inaccessible to our waking minds. While in the Theta state, the mind is capable of deep and profound learning, healing, and personal growth. Self –mastery be in tune with yourself.
In order to achieve an adequate filtering and disinfection result of the 600 litre brine solution, carefully selected system components are used that have been successfully proven in other float tank applications. In addition, the system is improved and optimised to function most reliably.
The filtration unit consists of an inlet retainer to hold a 1 micron changeable filter bag, is filled with 5 kg active glass pellets or quartz sand maintaining a balanced PH level, filtering phosphates, dissolved soap remains and suspended sediments. It is fed by a variable 320 Watt DC pump to circulate the 600 litre solution of brine at least 4 times within 20 minutes after each floating session.
After the brine passed through the filtration unit it is enriched with 35% concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide disinfectant by the metering pump. It is being noted that peroxide has been proven more effective and not harmful to human health in such low quantities than chlorine is.
As a second disinfection stage, a 105 Watt UVC amalgam lamp sterilizer is being deployed. The sterilizer reactor tube is coated on the inside with a special reflection surface coating to enhance its output by 20%. At a recommended flow rate of 50 litre per minute it destroys all kinds of algae, bacteria, legionella and viruses. So you can be assured nothing harmful can survive in this solution which is also a mega saline solution.