Check out Negative side effects of float pod: The vast majority of people who try floating report no adverse reactions at all. However, there are a couple of spots where you might feel uneasy. Here are some potential scenarios and strategies to keep in mind to help you get the most out of your float experience, even though they are generally avoidable.
Floatation tanks, isolation tanks, and other forms of sensory deprivation equipment are used for REST. Inside the tank, there is very little to stimulate a person’s senses, making it a great place to unwind. The water level in the tank is high enough to let anybody enters it to float on their back.
When you float, you experience less of the pull of gravity. Because of the tank’s insulation, noise isn’t a problem. It’s also dark, making it impossible to see anything. A person may unwind when there is nothing to distract them.
Anxiety, tension, and even physical pain might all benefit from this state of calm. The sensory deprivation tank experience will have varying and maybe negative outcomes for various people.
Negative side effects of float pod
When trying out a float tank for the first time, it’s common to feel a sense of “Okay, now what?” Having nothing to do is supposed to help us relax, yet it may instead cause us to feel worried or restless. That’s fine! Boredom may be useful, even if uncomfortable, and it’s not something we typically get to experience.
You can leave the float tank whenever you choose, but we recommend pushing through any emotions of restlessness by embracing the monotony. Getting your head clear is a difficult task. While settling into your float session, many regular floaters find that even the simplest meditation techniques help to calm and focus the mind.
Tools like deep, regulated breathing and visualization exercises are only two examples. We suggest experimenting with several approaches until you discover one that suits your needs. And always keep in mind that boredom is OK.
2. Motion sickness
When floating, most people don’t get queasy. Rarely, people who are already susceptible to motion sickness may experience this side effect. There are several things you may do if you think you might fall into this category that will lessen the severity of the symptoms.
Those who are particularly susceptible to motion sickness probably already have a plan and/or medication they rely on to lessen the effects of motion sickness, but there are low-cost, over-the-counter options available that can be taken before a float session to reduce the likelihood that nausea will spoil the experience (of course, you should always consult your doctor first).
Nausea is a common complaint among first-time floaters. This is because the float tank is a novel environment in which you are still adjusting to your altered sense of buoyancy (remember, all the tools your body uses to keep its place in the world are a minimized in the float tank: you’re floating, there’s less gravity pulling against you, your ears are underwater, the lights may be off, and you might be moving around a bit, rippling the water surface, etc.).
Most people, once acclimated to floating, find that they naturally stay more still (if you find yourself moving around a lot during your float, you can quickly encourage your body, and the water surface, to be still by steadily pressing your hand against the side or bottom of the float tank).
Remember that this isn’t typical and may be dealt with by increasing your float experience or taking the appropriate medicine. If you feel queasy after your float, please let us know so that we may provide you with some peppermint tea to help settle your stomach.
3. Burning and irritation
We’ve all seen what happens when salt is poured into an open wound, and entering a float tank with more than a thousand pounds of epsom salt isn’t much different. It’s possible to uncover blemishes and scrapes on your skin that you were previously unaware of. Shaving can produce micro abrasions, which may or may not be painful at first.
The same is true for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. While epsom salt baths have many healing benefits, this temporary discomfort is to be expected. The first sting of being immersed in the salty solution is usually mild and passes quickly, but if necessary, we have a&d ointment that may be used to the affected regions to function as a barrier and prevent further irritation.
Vaginal burning has been reported by a small percentage of women. Reasons for this include having recently waxed (in which case you should wait 48 hours before your float), engaging in sexual activity, the fluctuating PH of your body chemistry throughout your menstrual cycle, or having recently given birth.
The majority of women claim that this feeling swiftly passes. We recommend trying floating again at a later date when your body may be less susceptible to environmental factors, as this is not always a consistent reaction.
Infrequent though they may be, circumstances like this can become far more unpleasant when no outside stimuli are present. Most floaters find it useful to utilize breathing exercises or meditation techniques to help them get comfortable during their float, and we encourage you to do the same.