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1. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

I just spent an hour bobbing around in a float tank in total darkness with ear plugs in, utter sensory depravation and totally cool.

An hour felt like 20minutes at most, I spent most of my time enjoying the sensation of weightlessness than totally relaxing or meditating etc, but If I went again I think it'd be better in that regard.

£25 for floating in a tub may sound like a lot, but it was a good experience. ;)


Anyone else done it or have any thoughts about it?

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I used to do it regularly years ago. The place piped soothing music into the float tank for the first twenty minutes.

The float itself was very refreshing. Even better if getting massaged as well.

I avoided falling asleep in the float tank, because I could do that at home. Of course, there's a difference between sleeping & meditating.

3. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

I had a feeling you might of done it Wocca from some of the things you've posted ;)

ever been to crop circles too?

I really enjoyed my float, but not when it went in my eyes!

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I would love to try it but I'm a bit claustrophobic. Is there a cover on the tank that they close??? If so, how far away from your face is it??? I don't think I could handle the closed cover thing... I am curious though.

5. Posted by andifras (Full Member 55 posts) 11y

When you say Float Tank all i can think of is Edina and Patsy in the program Absolutly Fabulous. They were in the tank smoking and drinking. Most of you maybe don't know what i'm talking about!

6. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

isadora - I was able to stretch my arms out in the darkness and not touch anything(and it was pitch black so its very cool), but it varies place to place, I did it in tanks but I have heard of rooms. The tanks were large enough, but then, I am not claustrophobic so.. ;)

That said, in the "tank" type you do not have to turn the light off, nor do you need to shut the tank hatch, you are in your own room that is locked.

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting MartinH

"... ever been to crop circles too?

Haven't heard of them, MartinH

Please explain

8. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

my long, hot bath with some epsom salts and essential oils works for me. And it's free.

9. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y


10. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Cheers Martin

I had a quick read. Doesn't look like you'd get very wet in a crop circle