You may have seen a sensory deprivation tank, or float tank, on the Netflix show Stranger Things and thought that it was just a weird sci-fi invention, but you can actually try one for yourself. Orlando is home to several float tank locations. Float tanks are pods of warm water filled with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt, which allows you to float effortlessly on the water to relax both your body and mind.
People who have tried float tanks swear by the multitude of benefits they provide.
- Stress Relief – The tanks allow you to completely relax in a stimulus-free environment. Your mind can rest and reset from the constant activity and stress of life. Frequent users often speak about the clarity they have inside the tank and for days after floating.
- Pain Management – If you’ve ever taken an Epsom salt bath at home for minor aches and pains, imagine what taking a bath in 1,000 pounds of the salts can do. Much of chronic pain is borne out of tension and misalignment of muscles, so being suspended in a weightless environment can help loosen tight muscles allowing them to settle back into the right place.
- Psychological Benefits – The time spent relaxing your brain will release endorphins, which make you feel healthier, more positive, and calm. Many who have suffered from insomnia, depression, and anxiety attest to the helpfulness of the float tanks.
- Athletic Recovery – Completely loosen up and disengage your muscles in a solution perfect for assisting in quick recovery. You will get in the tank exhausted and sore from your workout and get back out feeling completely refreshed. NBA Superstar Stephen Curry swears by floating and spends time every 2 weeks in the tanks.
Whether you just want to try something new and unique, or you are looking for pain or stress relief, you should give Orlando’s float tanks a try during your stay. At Rosen Lake Buena Vista, you are not only a couple miles away from the Disney theme parks, but you are also perfectly positioned to try any of the three different sensory deprivation tank locations in the Orlando area! Give us a call today at 407-996-7343 or visit our website to book your stay with us.