isolation tank

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isolation tank

Fringe medicine
A tank filled with water maintained at body temperature in which an individual floats without tactile, auditory or visual cues. Some have used these tanks for meditation, as they believe it enhances their meditation when sensory deprivation is reduced to a minimum. Isolation tanks are divided into flotation (wet) tanks and isolation (dry) chambers or Samahdi tanks.
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Originally known as sensory deprivation tanks, Flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy) pods allow the individual to float effortlessly on top of a pool of saltwater - 10 inches of water and 800 pounds of salt - in a specially designed tank with minimal light and sound.
Homer and Lisa try sensory deprivation tanks when they visit a new age store.
In Make Room For Lisa, Homer and Lisa try sensory deprivation tanks when they visit a new-age store to relieve Lisa's stress over sharing a room with Bart, above.