Sensory Deprivation Defined
Reconnect the body and mind through the meditative and restorative art of floating. One Love Float provides the calming restoration of aquatic weightlessness and sensory deprivation.
It’s as simple as it sounds, and more that you can imagine, all at once. We’re passionate about the path to falling in love with yourself and honouring the wisdom of the human body by empowering natural processes, promoting wholistic wellness and through the authentic connection between mind, body and soul. Who benefits from floating? Anyone who is curious, but especially those in the areas of athletics, health/general well-being and pre/post natal care.
Floating takes place in specialized float tanks containing 10 - 11 inches of water with 700 - 1000lbs of salt (depending on the tank). Ocean water is about 3% salt, and float tanks are 35% salt. You're going to float... trust us!
So what is it, really?
At the heart of what happens in the float tank is a paradox. By restricting sensory input, we increase awareness. There is no magic in the float tank, the magic is in you. The float tank simply provides the opportunity to plug into yourself.
The Physical: Floating works with our bodies on the physical level, in partnership with the magic of several hundreds pounds of Epsom salts, to detox, relieve stress, increase relaxation and overall energy and well being.
The Mind: Floating creates a playground for your mind where it can adventure with thoughts and connect us to personal awareness. It easily allows your mind to access a meditative like state to open up into clarity.
The Spirit: This space creates a path to one’s soul’s purpose and access to the collective consciousness. A float tank is not as much an object as it is an environment; an environment with the sole purpose to act as a counter-balance to every other interaction we have with the world around us.
How it works - removing sensory information
Tank Temperature: neutral to the body between 93.5F and 95F to decrease the requirement on the body to heat or cool and leave it free to focus on other things.
Soundproof: removal of sound and input from the outside world redirects the mind and its wisdom to go within to listen to what body needs to say.
Darkness: eyes open or shut, it is the same. Dark. Go within and find your light.
The combination of these factors creates an environment of sensory reduction, free from all external stimulation. Our body responds to this environment by taking a welcomed mental and physical sigh of relief. Fight or flight is put on pause, brain waves slow, a natural spike in neurochemicals (endorphins) occurs and we are left in bliss.
Why does it work?
- Antigravity environment on the body
- Theta brain waves provide a calm space within
- Synchronizing left and right brain for enhanced cognitive function
- A rest from the constant Fight or Flight response
- Unexpectedly familiar and safe, a returning to the womb
- Returning the body to its normal state of balance – homeostasis