Sunday, 17 April 2016

Floatation Experience

                                       "I am Floating away, lost in a space of my own"
I always envied the tranquility and the depth of the ocean, I have always imagined myself being afloat and lost just me and the ocean far away from everything and everyone. Many times I tried to float in the water but considering that I had to contribute physically I could not reach the relaxation state I so much craved. Few weeks ago I was invited to go to a floating experience at Floatworks in London. I was excited and intrigued at the same time I could not stop thinking how is possible to float in the water what kind of sorcery is that?! 
Well the sorcery behind flotation is 800lbs of Epsom salt as I was explained by the owner Chris.  More specifically flotation takes place in i-sopod flotation tank that looks pretty much like a capsule half  filled with water and packed with so much saline that keeps you afloat. So not sorcery just modern technology and well the magic of nature.  


In psychology there is the mind and brain debate, that we are much more than neurons and cells we are a soul and we have a "mind" and flotation allows  you to disconnect with your body and reach a nirvana state where you are a spirit, many people have said that they have experienced a psychedelic experience, as a person of science and a supported of monism(mind and body are one)I was pretty reluctant but I am also very open minded so I was excited to experience this.


As soon as I got into the little room and Chris left I felt a bit intimidated I was actually snap-chatting that I was a bit scared. I am not claustrophobic but being closed in a tank was not my idea of fun. However as soon as got in, all my fears were gone, almost immediately, the tank was quite big, so I had plenty of space to stretch and whatever. I even closed the tank completely and switch off the light. The absolute silence and darkness makes you discover or deal with parts of you, you were repressing in daily life. I felt like I was floating in the space that am lost somewhere in the vast of universe. The extreme isolation force you to let go or in my case to get deeper into your mind.

I always found it very hard to zone out that is probably one of the main reasons that I find it hard to sleep or even get drunk so even when I was floating my mind would not shut. When I got out to the real world I was told by the people that is a process to reach a complete state of nirvana  and the second time will probably be easier. Which makes sense at first we are always scared of the unknown and we find it hard to let go completely. 
Even though I did not reach a psychedelic state I managed to relax and it helped me sleep much better at night when I got home. Needless to say that the high amount of salt made my skin softer than baby's skin.  
Feeling relaxed
I highly recommend floatation to everyone who wants to De-stress and wants a break from the craziness of everyday life. 
I cannot wait to go back this time, with my partner in crime Ana(Faded Spring).

Special Thanks to Chris and his team for inviting me. 

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42 comments:

  1. Wow, this is certainly an interesting experience! Thanks for sharing, I've never heard about this before. :)

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  2. Now that's a completely different experience, a very unique way to spend a day. Interesting read.

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  3. This is interesting! Thanks for this post!

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  4. What an interesting dome! I never heard about this, until now!

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  5. wow it looks interesting You've spent an amazing time.

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  6. I bet that was definitely an experience! I don't know how I'd feel about being in there, but I'd be open to it. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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  7. Wow! This looks like it would be so relaxing! Im not sure how I would do be in there though!

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  8. I keep hearing about float tanks and how relaxing they are! I may try it soon! Thanks for the info!

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  9. Sounds like an amazing experience. I've heared a lot in the past couple weeks about this, and I have to say that I definitely need this. Love to try.

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  10. See I told you it would be just fine :) I can't wait for us to go paint the town blue and become mermaids for a day. I like how you linked psychology and neuroscience to flotation it made for a refreshingly unique perspective! See you tomorrow Boo xxxxx

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  11. Wow this sounds good to do, it's so hard to switch off from everyday life I would definitely try this

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  12. This is absolutely amazing. I've never of this dome before. As you were detailing your experience, I couldn't help but feel like I was there or I was the one experiencing it. Great detail on a great post indeed.

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  13. wow, that looks really cool! This is something that I'd be interested in.

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  14. Looks like a nice experience. I wish we have like that here in the Philippines. How much does it cost you?

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  15. This sounds so interesting. A few of my friends have done this and they couldn't believe they had actually fallen asleep. I feel like I would be the same as you and find it quite difficult to zone out. Interesting experience though!

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  16. Ohhh that seems to be fun. How I wish we have something like that here in the Philippines.

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  17. Now, that's a new experience to enjoy relaxation! I love the combination of technology and nature they use, and you can have them both in once.

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  18. That looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie ;) So interesting :) Would love to try it out too. Dean of Little Steps

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  19. I so want to go and try this, and when I used to work near to there I nearly did, but never got around to it.

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  20. ooooohhhh I'd love to try this. It sounds pretty cool......and relaxing! thanks for the post

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  22. Id love to go in one of these it sounds relaxing although I must admit the idea of going in a tank with the lid closed sounds pretty scary for me as I do get claustrophobic

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  23. I've never heard of this before! It sounds so cool!!

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  24. This sounds really cool, and I bet it's amazingly relaxing.

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  25. This sounds so relaxing ! I bet that it was a lovely experience x

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  26. I so want to try this, it sounds so relaxing

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  27. I absolutely love the sound of this, it is perfect for a bit of de-stressing by the sound of it x

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  28. That sounds really relaxing, I might give it a go.

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  29. ooh I would love a floatation experience it sounds so peaceful and relaxing

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  30. This is something I've always wanted to do. You've inspired me. I'm going to check it out.

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  31. relaxing and nioe to read from... thanks for sharing..

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  32. I'm not sure I could do that. Seems kinda scary but surely an exciting experience. Maybe if I looked it up a little more I would be more willing. Why not, really, it's an experience. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/04/24/mothers-day-rings/

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  33. I've never heard of this before. Do you actually need to be able to swim? Also, I'm glad to hear that you got to relax and that it's easier for you to fall asleep, or sleep better. (Hope this makes sense, haha, I worded it in a weird way.)

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  34. This sounds amazing!! I haven't heard of anything like this in the US but I may have to do some research! :-)

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  35. I've seen places like this advertised and like you, I feel like I would be scared. Reading about your experience makes me want to try it out. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  36. I had never heard of this kind of treatment before, sounds scary but quite amazing.

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  37. Never heard of this before, but it reminds me of those lakes with a lot of salt in them :)

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  38. Never heard of it before...thanx for sharing it with us :)

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  39. That should have been an amazing experience haha It definitely seems peaceful and calm

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  40. really awesome and informative post, have seen it for the first time, but you are correct it is somewhat claustrophobic.

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  41. That seems super interesting! I'm a bit too claustrophobic to try this out, but seems lovely tho:D

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  42. it's such a good way to relieve stress. i go at least one every two months...

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