The “SPACE Sanctuary” is an incredible immersive cosmic chapel featuring a custom float tank inside of a permanent psychedelic art installation.
What is an Isolation Tank and How Does it Work?
Our senses are continuously bombarded with external stimuli – noise, traffic, telephones, people, computers. An excess of visual and auditory stimulation results in stress.
A floatation tank is sealed from light and sound, which removes these influences and allows you to experience total physical and mental relaxation. The buoyancy of the Epsom salt solution lets you float effortlessly, like a baby in the womb. The weightless you will experience in the isolation tank is as close as most people will ever get to the sensation of a zero-gravity environment in outer space.
The water is maintained at skin temperature, which results in a dissolution of boundaries between yourself and the water, leaving you “floating free.” The mind is then allowed to wander into the deepest state of relaxation. With the body experiencing weightlessness there is little for the brain to do. No commands need to be sent out, so the logical side of the brain slows down until it synchronizes with the creative side. This leaves the individual in a dream-like state, somewhat akin to what one experiences while drifting off to sleep. It is at this point that one can find mental clarity, increased creativity and problem solving, heightened visualization, deepened meditation, expanded awareness, intensified acuteness of all the senses, and accelerated learning. And, perhaps the most rewarding feeling of all, the brain releases vast amounts of endorphins.
Many people have some fear or concern before they use the tank the first time. Common fears include being alone in the dark, drowning, not having enough air, claustrophobia, and others. These fears are the result of the misconception that YOU won’t be in control of the situation. But rest assured. Your time in the Space Sanctuary is totally in control. You can go in and out of the tank as you please. You can use the tank with the hatch open or closed. You can choose to float in total darkness or with all the LEDs on.