Wow, it’s good to be back floating! Between redesigning my tank and the new tank project I’m working on… it’s been BUSY. I’ve battled anxiety for years and these two supplements honestly help me in an instant. Maybe it’s placebo but who care’s if it works! lol Let me know if they work for you.
Nothing can ruin the mood of floating in an isolation tank faster than feeling cold. It becomes difficult to lose yourself in the moment if your teeth are chattering from the water temperature. Properly heating your float tank can solve that problem. You have a pair of options in heating your tank. One option is a in-line heating system that incorporates circulation heaters. The second option is installing heating elements directly underneath the tank. In-line heating systems rapidly raise the water temperature and are efficient in keeping the temperature constant. The only drawback is that these systems can only be run between float sessions because the water must be pumped into heating system and circulated through it before being released into the tank. It limits the amount of time a person can float inside the tank since the water temperature naturally decreases in increments after being heated. In-line systems are best used for floating sessions lasting less than two hours. Placing a heating element below the tank makes it easier to do floating sessions that last several hours. The heating element will keep the water temperature constant for hours at a time. It is also a less efficient heating method. The heat dissipates through the shell of the float tank instead of heating the water directly. That means a substantial amount of heat is lost in the process. In-line heating systems offer simpler maintenance than heating elements. They are located outside of the tank in the pump and can be changed or repaired without much trouble. Heating elements, on the other hand, typically require more intensive maintenance. The tanks must be drained and the shell lifted to access the element. It also can be prone to suffering damage from leaks being beneath the water. Both heating systems have their advantages and disadvantages. The one you choose ultimately depends on how much time you want to spend in the float tank.
Spending extended amounts of time in a float tank can feel a little scary if you have never done it before. It isn’t hard to feel nervous when you aren’t sure what to expect. You can erase these fears by preparing before you go. One thing you can do is to simulate the floating experience at home. Find a room in your house or apartment where you can block out all sunlight and indoor lights. Lie flat on a bed and put on headphones to block the sound. Remain motionless for at least five minutes. If you feel more relaxed when finished with your five minute test, floating might be something you will enjoy. You will be ready to indulge in an experience that offers great benefits to your mind and body. During your first time inside an isolation tank, spend a minute finding a comfortable position. Avoid touching the sides of the tank and avoid sudden movements that will cause you to drift. Do not touch your eyes or your face. You can inadvertently splash salt water in your eyes and cause them to burn. Avoid opening your eyes at all while floating. Spend a little bit of time intentionally relaxing your muscles right at first. You don’t want to spend too much time on doing it, but this will help you work through any tense feelings you might feel on your initial journey inside the tank. It won’t take long before you realize there’s nothing to fear when you float. This is an experience anyone can enjoy and everyone should try at least once in their lifetime.
So it’s been a hectic week working on my tank. This seemed like a good idea, but I’ve been wrong before. lol