My first question walking into Float Culture was “You aren’t going to put a cement block on top and lock me in right?” to which the co-owner, Anton, shook his head giggling and replied “There aren’t sharks in there either.”
The Dolphin Communicator (among many job titles), John C. Lilly, invented the isolation tank and developed it in 1954 to test the effects of sensory deprivation, similar tanks are now used as an alternate meditation method which achieves complete relaxation.
Walking into Float Culture you are welcomed by gentle soothing music as you wait for your room. The session is 90 minutes of holy goodness. For someone who is claustrophobic like me, it was surprisingly relaxing and I fell into a deep unconsciousness almost immediately. The first 30 minutes of showering and preparing myself for the big event was indescribable. Who knew having a simple shower could just wash your troubles away? I slowly walk to the salt water and like a beautiful commercial I gracefully get into the pod. Even if you feel slightly uneasy at first, there is an emergency button to your right and the light switch to the left. However, they do recommend you turning the light off and once the water has settled – to slowly move your arms above your head with your head tilted up, which releases tension in your neck and back. The hour in the pod flew by, but at the same time it felt like the slumber I had fell into was endless. I left in complete bliss which then continued to unfold throughout the weekend.
I highly recommend going to Float Culture for treat not only for your body but for your mind as well.
12 Water St, Grafton
09 281 4648