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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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More recent research has focused on using flotation tanks to help people who suffer from medical conditions.
In a previous study it was found that highly sensitive individuals considered relaxation in a flotation tank as being more important and beneficial than did those with lower sensitivity (Kjellgren, Lindahl, & Norlander, 2009).
In case you never saw the movie "Altered States" (a film in which a scientist uses a flotation tank and a host of hallucinogenic drugs to achieve altered states of consciousness), "floating" refers to bobbing inside a dark and soundless tank of water in an effort to wipe out all external stimuli.
After you've tried the Turkish steam baths, mud baths and flotation tanks, indulge in a sea-salt exfoliation.
But rather than spend a fortune on spas, Reiki and flotation tanks, I decided to take a different approach.
Based at Macreddin Village, the Wells Spa is very luxurious and offers above and beyond the typical beauty salon treatments including flotation tanks.
Flotation tanks, filled with a solution of water and Epsom salts, offer a range of benefits such as reducing blood pressure, providing pain relief and even improving creative thinking.
The lighthouse offers its guests therapeutic courses, flotation tanks and a chauffeur-driven limousine and Rolls Royce.
He has set himself an income target of pounds 47,000 for his first year and an ambitious ten-year target in which he is planning a dedicated therapy centre which would also have an aqua therapy room, flotation tanks, conference facilities and its own unique relaxation room.
Special effects experts fitted the vehicles with flotation tanks because of fears that the ice would not be strong enough to take the weight of the cars.
The holding tanks are suspended in the water beneath each dock between normal flotation tanks.
I do flotation tanks a lot and I think they're beautiful.