It’s been a busy start to the year already and things are only going to busier as the year progresses for me and one thing I am very concious of, is pushing myself to much and burning out, I have been there done that, don’t want it again thanks. So this year I am making sure there’s plenty of down time to keep me on track, either with my family or, and rather selfishly, on my own shooting personal projects or simply relaxing.
Earlier this year I did an amazing 360VR panoramic of a floatation tank for Exeter Chiropractic Clinic, the amazing people who helped me through the bad spot with my knees last winter. I was shocked at how different the tank was from my perception of a floatation tank. Today I finally got a chance to have my hour of sensory deprivation in the name of relaxation.
I didn’t use the tank in Exeter but another more local one to me. Phil at “Hands On” was kind enough to find a slot for me before a triple header wedding weekend.
What can I say about my experience? WOW is pretty much the best way to describe it. At first it was a little weird lying in a 30cm deep pool of very salty water just floating, but once the feeling of spinning had stopped and I found a comfy position to lie in, I just drifted off, unaware the music had stopped and in complete darkness I completely switched off. For 50 minutes I just lay there, in a near euphoric state. When the music started again signalling the end of my session I was a little down hearted as I wanted it to carry on longer. Several hours on an I still feel as relaxed as I did then, if anything a little more relaxed. I can’t wait to return next week for my second float session and I have a sneaky feeling it could become a bit of a habit.
I strongly recommend this to anyone who needs a bit or a lot of relaxation. But don’t blame if you become addicted to it.