What I Learned Inside A Dark, Wet Box


I’m terribly claustrophobic and the thought of closing myself in that box made me nauseous.  I’ve wanted to try a sensory deprivation float for months. Today I decided to make it happen.

For the last two weeks I’ve been struggling with back and shoulder pain as well as lack of focus and energy.  From what I’ve read, floating could help alleviate some of my issues.  Studies have shown the benefits to be:

  • mood enhancement
  • mental concentration
  • higher energy levels
  • better sleep
  • stress reduction
  • pain relief
  • increased muscle recovery

I took some magnesium an hour before my appointment to calm my mind and help with anxiety.  But when I saw the tank I was sure I was going to have a panic attack if I closed the hatch while I was inside.    I figured turning the lights off would make it dark enough for me. (more…)