Float tanks making waves to improve wellness, physical, and mental health
Studies are confirming anecdotal evidence that float tanks help reduce everything from muscle aches to anxiety. Here’s what you need to know about the increasingly popular spa treatment.
Imagine floating in a dark, endless ocean. Pitch black, silent, and weightless. Soft music plays as you drift effortlessly in a salty pool, unable to distinguish where your body ends and the water begins.
This is what many people say it feels like to be in a float tank.
Float tanks, also known isolation tanks, or sensory deprivation tanks, have surfaced in a big way in the last decade. Between 2011 and 2015 there was an estimated 253 per cent increase in businesses offering floatation services in the United States, and Australia is quickly adopting the trend.
“There’s a lot of places that do floats now,” says Kirsty Vardis, One Spa Manager at RACV Torquay Resort, where they have their own floatation tank. “It is really, really popular.”