ForeCourt Racquet & Fitness - August 2017

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Floating in Space The Wonders of Sensory Deprivation Tanks

intervals, though some centers will allow you to sign up for extended sessions. There are tanks of all shapes and sizes, but they will all seal you off from the outside world and give you a chance to clear your head and relax. There are many benefits to floating in an isolation tank. In addition to being incredibly relaxing, they can work wonders on your skin and hair, and provide pain relief. More than anything, flotation is a peaceful experience that will provide you with a sense of mental clarity that is hard to come by in the modern world.

tanks use water mixed with Epsom salts to simulate flotation. They also provide a completely black environment, free of external noise. NASA has actually used flotation tanks to give astronauts experience with the feeling of weightlessness. There are now hundreds of flotation centers throughout the country, offering regular people the chance to experience the benefits of floating. When you arrive at a float center, the first thing you’ll do is take a shower and put on a bathing suit to prepare for your flotation. Tanks are usually booked in hour-long

We live in a world of constant sensory bombardment. From advertisements to smartphones to fluorescent lights, hardly a minute of the day goes by without something competing for our attention. Sometimes what you really need is a break from all the light and noise — a chance to clear your head in silence. Sensory deprivation tanks are one way to separate yourself from all the distractions of modern life and spend an hour or two alone. Floating tanks used for sensory deprivation have been around for over 50 years but have really taken off in the last decade. The

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