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Victoria, Australia


Sensory Deprivation

Sensory Deprivation

Why Sensory Deprivation Therapy Is For Everyone

Sensory deprivation is simply the act of depriving yourself of all external stimuli. The therapy that does that is known as sensory deprivation therapy and Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) or simply Floating. It is usually done by placing you in a tank of water. You will lie down in a supine position. The tank will be devoid of any form of sound and light.

Wondering if you won’t sink? No, you won’t! The water in the tank is not ordinary water. The water is filled with Epsom salt (a common source of magnesium). About a thousand pounds of magnesium is poured in a tank of a few hundred gallons of water. This makes the water supersaturated. It is almost impossible to sink since the magnesium gives the water zero gravity.

A session of sensory deprivation usually lasts between sixty to ninety minutes. Without any form of stimulus, your body will be taken back to its natural state. The fact that the therapy blocks all stimuli helps to free the mind and this is why some people see it as some kind of Yoga.

Two things have made sensory deprivation more popular

    It has several health benefits Apart from the fact that people that are sensitive to magnesium might need to involve their physician, the therapy is yet to be linked to any side effects

Here are some of the health benefits of floating

It relieves pain

The removal of all effects of gravity helps to ease all kinds of muscular tension. It also promotes postural realignment.

It reduces stress

The therapy helps to reduce all kinds of stress. This is because stress begins from the mind. A free mind helps to relax the body. In a nutshell, floating gives a combination of deep relaxation and inner peace.

It improves creativity

When your mind is free from worries its level of creativity increases. Solutions to some problems will begin to form up one after another. You will wonder why you never thought of the ideas before. Floating helps to eliminate anxious thoughts and it initiates a creative flow state in the mind. It also helps to give mental clarity and this leads to higher productivity in whatever you do.

It makes you sleep better

Whether you believe it or not, everybody copes with a certain degree of insomnia. This is because the mind is naturally programmed to worry about real and imaginary problems. Floating rids the mind of all unnecessary worries and thereby takes insomnia to zero level. So, you begin to have a very better and deeper sleep.

It increases the energy level

Floating gives a rejuvenating, reinvigorating and revitalizing experience that does not only improve the mood but also increases the energy level. Do you believe that the state of the mind has a direct impact on the energy level?

Have you ever been so broke that the thought of it just keeps your energy level down? What do you think will happen if you receive a message that you just won a lottery? Your mood will suddenly get better and your energy level will shoot up, isn’t it? Floating clears the mind of all worries and increases your energy level.

In conclusion, the benefits of the therapy are numerous. The few mentioned above are just the commonest ones. It is advisable that you take the therapy because words are not enough to describe the experience.

 

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Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

The benefits of sensory deprivation have been well documented. Treating everything from an improved sense of well being to relief from both chronic and acute pain, sensory deprivation can benefit almost anyone.

Relieve Pain

Removing the effects of gravity
allows for the release of musclar
tension and postural realignment

Reduce Stress

Step away from your daily stresses.
Floating induces a state of total
relaxation and peace

Highten Creativity

Reducing anxious thoughts and
distractions helps you enter a
creative flow state

Increase Focus

Total seperation from daily
distractions increases focus and
mental clarity, allowing for peak
performance

Improve Sleep

The deep relaxation of the mind and
body that floating provides can
greatly reduce insomnia

Increase Energy

Floating can be a deeply restful and
rejuvinating experience, increasing
energy and mood levels

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. The water is filtered 3.75 times with Ultraviolet, Chemical and micron filters and we purify the water between every single use. Clean tanks are among our highest priorities.
A. Everything you need will be provided. If you wear contacts we recommend bringing a case for them.
A. Although floating can take some getting used to for the first time, most say it’s a very relaxing experience.
A. No special preparation is required. We recommend avoiding caffeine for 90 minutes before the float if possible. Also avoid shaving or waxing a couple days before floating, as the salty water can cause some stinging if it contacts irritated skin.
A. The water is shallow enough to stand in. In addition, the super saturation of Epsom salt will let you float effortlessly with no special technique or know how.
A. If you are concerned about any medical condition, please consult with your doctor before floating. That being said, many doctors recommend floating for a variety of ailments.

Float Packages

Whether you just want to give floating a try or want to commit yourself to exploring sensory deprivation on a deeper level, we offer affordable packages that can make the benefits of floating available to most budgets.

Our most popular packages are listed below, but all options can be customized upon request. Just call us at 03 9870 4777 for more information.

Single
Float

Single Float
$75

A single hour long session

Who Is It For?

Anyone who wants to quickly relieve stress and reduce pain.

Time: 1 Hour

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3 Session
Package

Introductory Package: 3 Floats
$149

Package of 3 hour long floats

Who Is It For?

Newcomers. It's best to start with several sessions to allow the effects to sink in.

Time: 3 Hours

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Annual
Package

Monthy memberships from
$65 per month

One monthly float for one

Who Is It For?

Those who want to experience the deepest benefits of floating, which require frequent use

Time: 12 Hours

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