Sensory deprivation tanks are an amazing way to hack your mind and your stress levels. Facilities are available all over Australia for you to try them out.
“Right off the bat, I found it to be one of the most anxiety reducing experiences I’ve ever had.” – Tim Ferriss
Imagine not being able to see, feel, hear, smell or taste anything. Imagine being alone with your mind with no external inputs to distract you. No light, no cell-phones, no music, no distinct temperature and no objects to feel. No responsibilities. This is what a sensory deprivation tank can do for you.
Also known as a float or isolation tank, this is essentially a giant tank filled with water that you go inside to float in and explore your mind. It’s filled with 800 pounds of epsom salts to keep you buoyant. The water temperature is adjusted to match your body temperature so you can’t feel the sensation of hot or cold. It’s entirely dark inside the tank as well. All of your senses fade away and you’re left with nothing but your thoughts.
“In my experience float tanks offer a potent way to enhance problem-solving, creativity, and personal reflection. It’s like meditation on steroids.” – Dave Asprey
You have to try this.
To some it may seem frightening, to others–incredibly exciting. But this is one of those biohacks that I think everyone should experience. Along a similar vein, and for those who don’t want to get wet, Salt Therapy has sprouted up too with many different Salt Rooms located in Australia. (See a list of locations at the bottom of the article)
Sensory Deprivation Tanks in Australia:
- Rest House Float Centre
- Elevation Floatation & Yoga
- Gravity Floatation Centre
- Floatation Tank Melbourne
- Beyond Rest (Prahran)
- Just Float
- Brisbane Float & Massage
- Float Brisbane
- Sensory Deprivation Brisbane
- Fountain of Youth (Alderly)
- Gainsborough Park Floatation Centre
You can find the full directory here.
Salt Therapy in Australia:
Here are just a few of the many locations to get you started:
Floats can run anywhere from $40 – $100+ and have varying time frames as well. Most people start with one hour, though I’ve had friends who’ve done over three.
If you haven’t been convinced yet, take Joe Rogan’s word for it:
“The sensory deprivation chamber has been the most important tool that I’ve ever used for developing my mind, for thinking, for evolving.”