flotation tank


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flotation tank

Pseudomedicine
A type of isolation chamber in which a person floats in a tank filled with water maintained at body temperature, without tactile, auditory or visual cues. Flotation tanks have been used by those who wish to enhance the experience of meditation by eliminating sensory stimulation.

flotation tank

a once-popular, but now little used, technique of suspending a horse in a harness in a tank filled with water for long periods while a limb bone fracture healed; still used for brief periods of several days for lesser injuries.
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Initially linked to government "mind control" studies, Lilly's flotation tank -- which required the floater to be completely submerged and use an oxygen mask to breath -- was made famous by "Altered States" (1980), a film very loosely based on his floats using LSD and ketamine.
There are plans by Neil Marsay to start a young archeologists' club; they have bought a flotation tank to help with the cleaning of artefacts; there's that book on the road from Slack.
Flotation tank cells will be used for metallurgical recovery of the nickel.
The 13,000-square-foot mansion, complete with an indoor pool, a meditation room with a saltwater flotation tank, and a sunken garden with a waterfall, is scheduled to be done in December, but the neighbors shouldn't expect invites.
Short in A threebedroom Woodland Whinfell 379 We chose from a huge range of relaxing treatments, including facials, massage and even a session in a flotation tank, and emerged fully chilled out - just in time to tackle the Subtropical Swimming Paradise.
The spa comes complete with a Hydrotherapy Pool, a sanarium, sauna, dry flotation tank, experience showers, foot baths, an aromatic herbal steam room, as well as seven beautifully designed treatment rooms.
You're not even safe in a Midsomer health spa as tonight we find one dead body in the flotation tank and another crushed by gym equipment.
The whole magical effect is like having half hour in a flotation tank while eating a mince pie.
Included in the package is accommodation and the use of its modern spa facilities (includes the hydrotherapy pools, aroma sauna and flotation tank at the Sanctuary Spa), a welcome arrival drink, full South African breakfast daily, complimentary daily newspaper and transfers and access to the nearby Virgin Active health club, with fitness classes, squash and tennis courts and a 25 metre indoor heated pool.
I went in a flotation tank the other day and it was horrific because you're just locked in with your mind," he says.
Then, a dissolved air saturation vessel injects a continuous stream of micro-bubbles into the flotation tank.