Rediscovery Of “Floatation Tanks”Posted in Miscellaneous on September 20th, 2011by Robert Scheinfeld
Years ago, I used what are called “Flotation Tanks” or “Sensory Deprivation Tanks” in New York City and Phoenix. Then I moved and tanks weren’t available to me.
I re-discovered them a year ago, when a Flotation Center opened in my hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. But then that Center moved to another city. So, since I loved the experience, I recently got my own tank.
The idea is if you can turn off or dramatically reduce all sensory input (sounds, images, sensations, etc.), it’s possible to have a wide variety of expansive experiences. That’s a quick summary only. See below for more detail.
I’m loving having easy access to the tank and I use it almost every day when I’m home. While floating, I experience what could be called “deep relaxation” and “expanded states” and also a tremendous flow of creative ideas in it. It’s super cool.
I also used it as an example and pointer towards Truth in the Being In Truth Experience I used to offer.
I have the tank at my office which I now call my “Creative Space.” Here’s a picture of it:
Information On Flotation Tanks
I have the “Samadhi Classic” Tank. Lee and Glenn Perry are the owners of the company. They’ve been manufacturing tanks for 28+ years, since the very beginning with Dr. John Lilly. Here’s their website:
The Book Of Floating by Michael Hutchinson
Lots of additional information can be found by searching for “isolation tank,” “sensory deprivation tank,” “floatation tank,” or “flotation tank” in Google.
You can also check out these resource sites: