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Isolation tank

Isolation tank
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[1] 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[edit] 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[edit] 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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What is a floatation tank? - Float Tank » Floatation Tank » Isolation Tanks » Sensory Deprivation Tank What is a floatation tank? 500 kg of Epsom salts are added to 1000 litres of water, creating a 30 cm deep solution, which is heated to 35.5 degrees C (skin temperature). The temperature of the water means that once you are settled in the tank, it is virtually impossible to distinguish between parts of the body that are in contact with the water, and those that aren’t, in effect “fooling” the brain into believing that the person is floating in mid-air. Floatation Research - calm-water Whether you are a professional or semi-professional sportsman, sports coach, therapist, health practitioner or simply one of the millions of us stressed by the pace of modern life, we can point you in the direction of some very informative research carried out by some of the world’s leading medical universities and sporting organisations including Goteborg university in Sweden and Pennsylvania State University in the USA. Worldwide, there are over 1,500 Floatation centres and in Europe alone there are centres in every major town and city in Germany and many centres to serve the small population of Sweden, as well as centres in many other European cities. Since 2003, the Swedish government has actively promoted Floatation. The very latest research, undertaken at Karlstad University concludes that ‘Regular floatation sessions can provide significant relief from chronic stress related ailments, anxiety, depression and fibromyalgia’. Fascinating Float Facts:

apertus° - open source cinema About apertus° he goal of the award winning apertus° project is to create free and open technology for todays professional cinema and film production landscape and make all the generated knowledge freely available. It all started with creating an open modular camera system consisting of several hardware and software parts using Elphel hardware. Workplace floatation tank schemes could reduce sick leave absence Researchers from Karlstad University in Sweden have found that flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) treatments effectively reduce stress, anxiety and depression and significantly increase optimism and sleep quality in healthy employed adults. The research article, Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention, a randomized controlled pilot trial, was published last month in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Lack of sleep, depression and anxiety are strong contributors to sick leave absence from work. Previous research into the effects of flotation-REST has focused on individuals suffering from various ailments. The researchers wanted to investigate the effects of this therapy when used by working professionals, in order to find out if flotation-REST is a suitable method for preventing stress and stress related problems in healthy participants.

Health: Isolation tanks gain new popularity The author, Justin Moyer, takes the plunge into a sensory deprivation tank. This therapy is said to help people manage pain, battle depression and quit smoking.Katherine Frey/The Washington Post By By Justin MoyerThe Washington Post October 10, 2013 My summer floatation

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