posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 01:24 AM
Originally posted by hawkiye
reply to post by anon4m05
I saw your thread and just did a search and there is one here now so I am going to try it... If I like it I may build one for the house...
PS here is a cool ebook on floating called what else "The Book of Floating" :
edit on 14-11-2012 by hawkiye because:
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I made the float tank you linked in my garage two years ago. I spent over two thousand dollars for materials, pumps, epsom salt, etc.. It ended up
being a bust cause I made the tank with very basic garage tools and had zero experience in making things like that. I decided to try my luck because I
had experienced floating a few times and wanted that experience in the comfort of my own home, without the time constraints. Buying a professional
float tank is very expensive (8000+), so I thought that it wouldn't be too hard to craft one on my own. Good luck if you decide to try building one
yourself, what ended up shutting me down was mold. It can be done, you just have to make sure that no condensation can make it's way into the nooks
and cranny's of your tank.
I had my tank operational for about two months, in that brief time I used the tank daily and usually stayed in for 2-3 hours at a time. One of the
many differences between floating in your bathtub and the float tank is that you can stay in as long as you like and your skin never gets pruned
because of the super dense salt water. I have had many wonderful experiences in the float tank, even if you don't have a supernatural type experience
you alway's leave the tank with an amazing sense of well being.
The experience that stands out for me was one when I was in the tank and all of a sudden this super bright light came on inside my mind, at the same
time that I was experiencing this brilliant light (in a pitch black tank) I felt this intense joy. My mind was grasping with what was going on I
suddenly got ripped back to reality.
I feel like float tanks are very underrated, 95% of the people on the street have never heard of a float tank. It is beneficial for so many things!
Whilst floating, the pressure of gravity is taken off the joints and muscles and the body as a whole is put in to a high state of physical relaxation,
with blood pressure and oxygen intake reduced but at the same time blood flow and the distribution of red blood cells increase. The combined effects
are of particular benefit to athletes, speeding recovery from injury and assisting in the flushing of lactate, cortisone and adrenaline.
Floatation has been shown to loosen the muscles and give athletes a greater degree of control over their nervous systems. This reduces the risk of
injury during training or competition. Floatation not only accelerates the recovery process, but releases vast quantities of endorphins, the body’s
Modern training methods focus on helping the athlete to master the ‘inner game’ to develop the perfect synchronicity between mind, body and
emotion which is the hallmark of a champion. In the tank the athlete can attain the level of concentration necessary for visualisation to have a
quantifiable impact on his or her performance.
Physical exercise can cause a build of lactic acid, which is often experienced as pain and a cramping of the muscles, and has been linked with the
feelings of depression known as ‘post-game letdown’ which can affect even part-time joggers. Floating resets the body’s chemical and metabolic
balance, thus reducing the risk of over training.
Following is a short list of some of the effects which have been reported by researchers and users:
Promotes total calm, peaceful relaxation, eliminates fatigue and jet lag; improves sleep; alleviates stress- mental and physical; energises,
rejuvenates and revitalises.
Stimulates left/right brain synchronisation; shifts brain waves from Beta to lower frequency Alpha, Theta and even Delta.; creates mental clarity,
alertness; increases creativity, problem solving; heightens visualisation; deepens meditation; expands awareness, intensifies acuteness of all the
senses, accelerates learning.
Enhances hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis; increases motivation, diminishes depression, anxiety and fear; facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and
Improves athletic performance and helps prevent sports injuries and speeds the healing process.
Decreases the production of Cortisol, ACTH, Lactic Acid and Adrenaline; Increases production of endorphins; quickens rehabilitation and recovery;
relieves pain- arthritis, migraines, injuries etc.; boosts immune function.
Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients; reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption.