What Happens in a Sensory Deprivation Tank?
If you observe a sensory deprivation tank before you go in it, you will begin to see that you will be in a tank that is like a pod for 60 to 90 minutes. You will be asked to take off your clothes and go to the showering area first before going into the water and salt solution of the sensory deprivation tank for you to not give off bacteria and other organic matters in the water. What happens in a sensory deprivation tank from an outside perspective is nothing much; you will just float in that sensory deprivation tank clueless of the outside world. But, in your own perspective, as the user of the sensory deprivation tank, you will be the one to have a say in what you really feel inside.
You will be floating effortlessly because you are in a salt-water solution that uses Epsom salts, which gives you the state of being less dense and just like a feather touching the surface of the water. For the entire time, you will just float still. Your tank will be enclosed with your own decision, and you will now have the power of not feeling anything through your senses; nothing to see, nothing to hear, nothing to smell, to taste, and nothing to touch. Using a sensory deprivation tank feels like you are inside the womb of your mother, you are clueless of what lies outside your little world. You are just comfortable in a sensory deprivation tank, achieving your most dreamed state of deep relaxation.
If it is your first time using a sensory deprivation tank, you can ask a worker of that float studio to guide you before you float easily on the water. The sensory deprivation tank also has a built-in speaker in which you have control if you wanted to be guided along the way. Once you step out of a sensory deprivation tank, you will feel so refreshed and renewed like never before. This is because of the Epsom salts from the water solution of the sensory deprivation tank that gives off many astonishing benefits to your overall health and wellness. Inside the sensory deprivation tank, you may be floating like you are one with the water and the tank for an hour or so, but your cells have fully recharged from your experience.
This is why it is termed also as a therapeutically way of releasing all your burdens in thoughts that you have been keeping inside since you have started to fight every challenge of your journey. A sensory deprivation tank, although completely void of senses, still lets you breathe, so you don’t have to worry. It can still let you speak and hear once you are outside of it. The sensory deprivation tanks are equipped with a systematic process; it has holes that can let enough oxygen pass through for you to breathe in. It will not drown you no matter what your weight is because you will be lighter than the water.