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  1. Mauno Meikäläinen
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  3. Friday, July 28 2017, 06:51 AM
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Hi there,

I decided to try something near float tank experience and bought a small, 180x130cm plastic pool. My plan is put it in my balcony and then float there with drysuit on.

No need for salt or heating the water. Blinkers and earplugs to the head and then we float!

How does this sound? I know it´s far from the real tank experience but do you think that this could work somehow or is the saltwater without clothes the thing?

Float tent will be the ultimate goal in future but hey, at least I try this one! :)

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No problem. I have seen very creative low cost ways to build float tanks. Some have used old water storage barrels, some have made out of cinder block and pond liner. It is the filtration and epsom salt that carrys the most expense. Maybe you could get your community to chip in and have a shared tank?

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Hi Kane and thanks for your answer!
I believe that you are right. I just have to go to the tank center but idea was interesting. Seems like there is no good way to replace tank or tent. Well, that salt bath I can take anyway at home! :)

Thanks and relaxing summer!

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The float environment has many levels that contribute to the effect. I doubt floating in a dry suit in a pool will acheive anything near the same results. Lets look at what is happening

  1. eliminatin of general gravity. ~85% of the body's energy goes to processing gravity. This is the single greatest variable attenuated out in the float environment and can only be done by creating a dense solution (1.25-1.3 specific gravity)
  2. Sight/sound/temperature variables can be somewhat attenuated out with a dry suit, but that is still only approximately 10% of the stimuli the body is processing.
  3. Touch. It willl likely be difficult to remove the tactile sense of touch with a dry suit on.
  4. Chemical. Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate heptahydrate,MgSO4) has a big effect on creating a quality sensory deprivation environment as magnesium passes through the skin and directly into the blood stream where its affect is the fastest relaxation of muscles possible. It is more than an agent to increase solution density, its chemical response in the body is deeply relaxing.

I would almost suggest simply taking an epsom salt bath (even just 1 cup of epsom salt) for the relaxing affect. My guess is you will feel it more than a dry suit in a shallow pool. Sorry to be such a buzzkill

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