Have Questions On Float Tank Therapy? Float 18 Can Answer Them!


So where did these crazy tanks come from?

Did we invent them? Yes. Well, no. What actually happened is that in 1954 a neuroscientist named John C. Lilly needed to eliminate incoming sensory information to create a control group for his experiments. He ended up discovering that sensory deprivation has a load of benefits that far superseded whatever wild experiments he was doing.

By the 1970’s, the tank’s design had evolved from Lilly’s original laboratory chambers to the comfortable commercial tanks that we have now. This means you’re not submerged in the water with air tubes, you don’t have to wear a diver’s helmet with a black faceplate, and you don’t have to have experiments run on you.

Is this like Altered States?

Yes, but you’re not submerged in water, you don’t eat ritualistic mushrooms, and only a small percentage of floaters turn into proto-human monkeys.

Do I need to bring anything?

Nope, just yourself. Towels, robes, earplugs, and everything else you need are provided.

What if I’m claustrophobic?

People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating, and two of our float tanks are, in fact, gigantic open rooms.

Can I drown if I fall asleep?

Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.

How are the tanks kept clean?

The highly sterile salt water is fully filtered three times between each float and is sanitized with UV light.

Can I bring a friend?

Absolutely. You can’t float in the same tank together, but we have 2 tanks and can float groups.

Is this new-agey mumbo jumbo?

Floating has been around for over 60 years, and has oodles of published research to back it up. No mumbo or jumbo here.