An isolation tank, often referred to as a sensory deprivation tank (also known as float tank, float pod, float cabin, flotation tank, or sensory attenuation tank) is a pitch-black, light-proof, soundproof environment heated to the same temperature as the skin. The tank is filled with 10 inches of water which contains enough dissolved Epsom Salt to create a specific gravity of approximately 1.275. This environment allows an individual to float effortlessly on the surface of the water. The primary function of the isolation tank is to eliminate as many of the external senses as possible.
Float pods originally started as sensory deprivation tanks in the mid-1950s, exploring how the absence of light, sound, touch, and other stimuli affects the mind and body. Physician and neuroscientist Dr. John Cunningham Lilly developed the first isolation tank to study how brains worked without sensory input, exploring the very nature of consciousness. In recent years, multiple scientific studies on restricted environmental stimulation therapy in float pods (floatation REST) have yielded reams of data about the benefits to creativity, productivity, and both physical and mental health. Zen Spa’s floatation pods use the latest scientific and design practices to deliver unique, relaxing experiences for everyone.
Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body.