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Due to personal reasons, Forest Floats LLC is now closed. We have greatly enjoyed serving all of our clients and urge you all to continue floating!

Here is the website as it was when they were open.

Please make sure to read through the entire content of the webpage to ensure a comprehensive understanding of floating in a sensory deprivation tank, prior to making a reservation.
Since we do operate out of our home in the Westchase area, directions will be given upon making a reservation. We are a permitted and licensed LLC.  

Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Tank

Sensory Deprivation tanks provide utter relaxation through the harmonious marriage between the art of balneotherapy [water therapy] and the natural benefits inherent to epsom salt. Floating effortlessly eases you into deep relaxation of both mind and body through the application of the Restricted Environmental Stimuli Theory (R.E.S.T).  

Sensory Deprivation Tanks are also referred to as Isolation Tanks or Floatation Tanks are slightly larger in width than a twin sized bed and roughly chest height. The tank contains 10" of skin-temperature water to which 800 lbs of kosher* epsom salts have been added. Upon entering the tank, you are pushed to the surface as a result of the dense water, thus causing you to float like a cork, lying on your back weightless. There is a lightweight door that you can leave open, or if you want to further restrict your senses, you can close the door.

Upon relaxing into the tank, the brain begins to produce slower brain-wave patterns, known as theta waves. Theta waves are typically experienced during the onset of sleep and deep meditation and provide vivid imagination, clear & creative thoughts and feelings of well-being and joy. Due to R.E.S.T. your body is able to relax and rejuvenate itself more quickly. Please see “Benefits of Floating” for more information on how the sensory deprivation tank aids in providing individuals personalized relaxation techniques among other benefits.


 *Kosher certification available upon request

 

History of the Floatation Tank

The origins of the floatation tank started in 1954 when Dr. John Lilly, a medical practitioner and neuro-psychiatrist was training in psychoanalysis and started to do research regarding the origin of consciousness and its relation to the brain. He tried many experiments with different kinds of float tanks that gradually evolved to the highly technological and comfortable floatation facilities that we have today.


The main focus of Dr. John Lilly was to create a device that would deprive or restrict the number of external stimuli so that the brain and the individual could be tested in an atmosphere of isolation. Initially these devices were called sensory deprivation chambers but in recent years, with research showing a growing understanding of the benefits of floatation therapy, the terminology has changed to Restricted Environmental Stimuli Therapy (R.E.S.T.).