Floating is about everything that you won’t be doing. You won’t be fighting gravity. The 800 pounds of Epsom salt in the water takes care of that while you lie on your back. The water is kept at 93.5 degrees. This is skin receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins. Your ears stay just below the water, and the float cabins are insulated against sound. Noise from the outside doesn’t reach you.
After you shut the door and turn off the light, you float in total darkness.
For an hour the outside world is gone, and amazing things happen.
It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in
information your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal. Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins, and your body gets to rest, de-stress, and heal.
Floating is likely to be the most relaxing thing you’ve ever experienced.