An isolation tank is a lightless, soundproof tank inside which subjects float in salt water at skin temperature. They were first used by John C. Lilly in 1954 to test the effects of sensory deprivation. Such tanks are now also used for meditation and relaxation and in alternative medicine. The isolation tank was originally called the sensory deprivation tank. Other names for the isolation tank include flotation tank, float tank, John C. History The flotation tank was developed in 1954 by John C. Peter Suedfeld and Roderick Borrie of the University of British Columbia began experimenting on the therapeutic benefits of flotation tank usage in the late 1970s. Tank design and usage In current tanks, a solution of epsom salt is used to increase water density. Generally, users of isolation tanks enter the pool nude. Cut through a float tank. Isolation tank construction and plumbing is typically all plastic. It is useful to have a shower stall in the same room as the tank. Dr.
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