What is a Floatation Tank?
What is a Floatation Pod, Tank, Cabin?
Floatation Tanks come under many different names
What makes you Float in a Float Tank?
Why use Epsom Salt in a Float Pod?
Science shows us that over the years a combination of dietary and lifestyle choices have meant many of us have lower levels of magnesium in our bodies. Magnesium traditionally enters the body through diet; however, it has been reported that over 50% of adults have deficient magnesium intake in their diet.
Magnesium plays a crucial role in the body; it supports muscle and nerve function and energy production. When using a float tank, the magnesium is absorbed through the skin and the body optimises the levels of magnesium so there is no chance of magnesium levels becoming too high which can be dangerous.
What is Sensory Deprivation?
How does sensory deprivation in a floatation tank work?
The effect of reducing these areas can produce benefits that include reductions in anxiety, depression, stress, increased happiness, and feelings of total serenity. For more information on the source and details of this information see: “The science behind floating”
What is the float experience like in an orbit float tank?
The environment in the Orbit floatation tank completely isolates the senses, blocking out all distractions and creates a sensation close to zero gravity. Being in an environment like this allows you to deeply relax likened to a meditative dream-like state. Often people fall asleep in float tanks.
The History of Floating
Floating went through a long period of dormancy up until this past decade when the introduction of the new modern age of floating tanks was created. With a greater focus on mental health and wellbeing; floatation has become much more mainstream as a treatment to combat this; offering a great alternative to medications as floating is totally benign. For further information on the history of floating see our page on “the history of floating”.
The Health & Physical Benefits of Floating
- Promotes total calm and peaceful relaxation
- Eliminates fatigue and can aid with jet lag
- Improves sleep
- Alleviates stress (mental and physical)
- Energises, rejuvenates and revitalises
- Increases motivation, diminishes depression, anxiety and fear
- Facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and addictions
Mental benefits of floatation
- Stimulates left/right brain synchronisation
- Shifts brain waves from beta, to lower frequency alpha, theta and even delta waves
- Creates mental clarity and alertness
- Increases creativity and problem-solving
- Heightens visualisation
- Deepens meditation
- Expands awareness and intensifies acuteness of all the senses
Physical benefits of floatation
- Decreases the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline
- Increases production of endorphins
- Speeds up rehabilitation and recovery
- Relieves pain (arthritis, migraines, injuries and so on)
- Boosts immune function
- Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients
- Reduces blood pressure and heart rate
- Helps prevent sports injuries and speeds healing process
The Orbit revolutionises Floatation once again; offering advanced technology taking the floatation tank beyond any other floatation tank on the market today.
Reinvented not copied; the process of floating is simple, but the way we insist on cleanliness has not; recent times have meant customers expect more. Floating in someone else’s dirty float water is no longer acceptable. Ensuring cleanliness for every customer every time is vital.
Greener – taking the solution out of the Orbit Pod itself when it is not in use means that it allows for even greater insulation in storage tanks; reducing the energy consumption when the Float session is not in use. Once in the Orbit the Skin is constructed of advanced composite skins and highly insulated; so heat loss is minimal as well as sound and light ingress.
Safer– the Orbit Pod runs on low voltage DC power; creating a totally safe internal float environment.
Lighting – personalised; custom made lighting in the base of the Orbit provides up-lit lighting; external of the eyeline so there is a diffused light effect within the tank; this creates a much more relaxed lighting effect.
Colour – the Orbit can be personalised to any colour, with many different wraps and colour textures available.
Audio – Orbits audio is totally customisable ; audio can be uploaded to suit your request with high quality sound transducers which turn the skin of the Tank into the speaker; providing a great underwater sound experience with the highest fidelity stereo sound.
Comfort – the Orbit genuinely has the largest float pod interior on the market; comfortably allowing users of 7 ft 4” (223 cm) to float. With full standing entry any customer can use the Orbit and the use of a Hoist for those less able is always an option; better than any float cabin, or tank or pod on the market. Floating should be accessible to all.
Filtration – 100% ; total filtration, no repeated turn overs to “make sure” its all clean; empty it all ; clean it all. No uncertainty. Team that with the Absolute filters with 99.99999% efficiency to removing all particulate and contaminants over 1 micron in size. Be safe, float in an Orbit.
External apparatus – the pump, filters, heater, UVC, dosing system are external of the Orbit, making maintenance easier, increases safety and improves the user experience.