09 Oct How to Bring Float Therapy Home with You
Look, we get it, people are busy. As much as self-care is becoming more of an important aspect of modern life, there’s not enough time for everything. Between work and the few social hours you have after a long week, consistently having to get to a float centre may not be an option for you.
There’s nothing wrong with that. Knowing that you’re one of those people who is always on the go already puts you ahead of the game. That’s why it’s important to find other ways to get the same benefits of floating without visiting a float centre and what better way to do that than to install one in your home?
Sounds kind of crazy, right? Not sure if putting a float tank in your house is feasible? Well, believe it or not, it is. But in order to know if putting a float tank in your home is the right move, you need to address a couple of things before committing.
Does a Home Float Tank Fit Your Lifestyle?
Having a sensory deprivation tank at home is great, but there has to be a need for it. That need can stem from different sources, but it ultimately has to line up with your lifestyle for it to work.
Take a look at someone like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He is one of many professional athletes who have a float tank in their home because it helps him recover from physically gruelling football games. Right about now, you might be thinking to yourself, “That’s nice for Tom Brady, but what does that have to do with my situation?”
The point is that the float tank fits Brady’s lifestyle. He is a professional athlete competing at the pinnacle of his sport, and he needs the extra recovery time a float tank offers him. For someone else, their lifestyle could mean they’re an active cyclist or runner who needs more support to ease regular bumps and bruises.
The need for a home float tank doesn’t have to be physical, either. If you live a very high-stress lifestyle with little time to unwind outside of your home, this could become a great outlet for you. Being aware of your stress and other anxieties can help you ease them through regular home float therapy.
How Do I Know If a Float Tank Will Fit My Home?
A lot of people considering a home float tank get fooled into thinking their home is too small to support one.
While it’s true you need to have a designated space for a home float tank, it doesn’t have to be Bill Gates big. Plenty of people have set up home float tanks in different rooms of their homes or even garages. If you’re serious about having a sensory deprivation tank at home, there’s usually a way to make it work.
In theory, you may even be able to fit one in your bachelor studio apartment if you really wanted to. It might be cozy, but it’s doable.
All jokes aside, you should already have a specific space in mind for your home float tank before purchasing. Knowing how big the rooms in your home are is a great place to start. That way, you’re not wasting time looking for the largest float tank on the market when your space calls for something more compact.
It’s also important to note that a sensory deprivation tank at home is different than a bathtub full of Epsom salts with the door closed. That is not a true sensory-deprived experience and it’s not really even close. Taking a bath can be nice, but it won’t give you the same benefits of a home float tank in any way.
Are you interested in having your own float tank at home? We’re working on a solution for you and it’s coming soon. Give us a shout to find out more.