There is no denying that floating has a powerful impact on the mind. Studies have shown that brain waves are altered in significant ways when a floater spends significant time in an isolation tank.
Is floating dangerous? That’s a common question for many people who are unfamiliar with how an isolation tank works. They hear crazy rumors and start to think that floating in a tank will simulate the high experienced on drugs like LSD.
Popular culture helps perpetuate this myth. Movies like Altered States portray characters devolving into lower life forms and losing their humanity as a direct result of sensory deprivation while floating. Such a concept might make for an entertaining movie, but it is far fetched.
It is true some people see certain images and hear certain sounds inside an isolation tank. Nothing about the experience endangers the mind. Quite the opposite is true.
Floating impacts your five senses in positive ways. You see, hear and feel things that heal your body and your mind from the damage caused by the outside world.
Mental benefits associated with floating are almost limitless. A floater can experience rejuvenation on so many levels. Regular floating sessions help them experience enhanced memory, concentration and creativity. They sleep better. Many floaters find chronic pain and stress that normally holds their body hostage dissipate.
In essence, they feel like a new person because they are a new person.
Floating is nothing to be feared or dismissed through ignorance. It is a vehicle for rejuvenation and relaxation. Mind-blowing hallucinations associated with certain types of drugs are an exception in defining the floatation experience.
Spending time in an isolation tank is a gateway to peace, not fear.