Years ago, I used what’s called a “Flotation Tanks” or “Sensory Deprivation Tank” in New York City and Phoenix. Then I moved and tanks weren’t available to me.
I re-discovered them 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 got my own tank which I owned for 3 years.
Then I moved and didn’t have a great place for the tank, so when another Flotation Center opened in my town, I traded my tank to them for access to their tanks which I now use and enjoy a lot.
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.
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.
Here’s a picture of the tank I used to own:
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: