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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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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.
RELAX: Chris Makin in a flotation tank at Float House, St Helens Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY
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.
Washing equipment isn't included, but Chan says, "Washing needs simple flotation tanks for separation and a dryer.
Just 14 months after going into business they run three flotation tanks, opened a treatment centre and have now launched their own range of bath and skin products.
3 Alternative therapies can work wonders, especially ``back to the womb'' flotation tanks or aromatherapy massages with geranium and lavender oils, ideal for lifting low moods.
Hoar Cross, which now has a luxurious hydro-therapy pool, water massage areas and flotation tanks, was built in the 1860s and was a reminder of Fergie's grander days as a member of the Royal Family.
From baptism to spas, de- toxing diets to flotation tanks, water both heals and energises.
Whether it's just to relieve or manage stress, enhance your current meditation practice, or experience beyond body consciousness," explains Dale, who has experimented with a wide variety of brain-mind tools such as lucid dream machines, brain wave synchronizers, flotation tanks, and biofeedback devices -- before becoming adept in advanced breathwork.