A few weeks ago I was sitting in the doctors office and picked up a magazine. It was ESPN magazine. A article peaked my interest featuring Steph Curry. He is a professional champion basketball player with the NBA. He was talking about his time in a sensory deprivation tank. I pulled out my phone and found where in my area offered this service. I found Optimal Wellness Center only 25 minutes from my home and I booked my first session.
I was excited and little nervous at the same time. Funny today on our Mastermind webinar Davine said, “Being excited and scared are the same thing!”
A sensory deprivation tank is 10 inches of water with 800 pounds of Epsom salt. The salt makes you float, much like the dead sea. The water is the same temperature as your body temperature. The tank has a door that you close after you are inside. Therefore you are deprived of light and sound. Leaving you only to focus on your mind and floating. Basically forced meditation.
I have to admit, it was a little scary at first. I was going to turn off the room light and then get in, but it was to scary at first. So I decided to get in with the room light on for my security, then shut the door after I was little more comfortable. Then I started to float and was alone with my thoughts. I did have some movement. Afterwards, I felt very calm and feeling more like myself. I was more focused then I have been in the weeks. Being my first experience I definitely feel the next float will be even better without the hinges of not knowing what to expect. I definitely am glad I was able to have this experience.