Preparing for Your Sensory Deprivation Pod Session and Where to Find an Isolation Pod or Tank

If you are planning to book a session in a sensory deprivation pod, then you have probably heard a lot about the potential health benefits such as stress relief, pain reduction, and blood pressure management that this experience can offer. Of course, this service may assist with these and other health benefits, but results vary across individuals. The good news is that there are some things you can do before and during your session to get the most out of your floating experience.


Of course, your session in a sensory tank will help you relax. However, taking a few minutes before you get in to relax your body and mind can help you get the most from your experience. You might try breathing slowly with your eyes closed, reading a few pages of a book, or simply repeating a mantra while you’re showering off before your session – whatever helps you feel calm and serene. You’ll receive the most benefit from your session if you are already in a relaxed state when you get into the deprivation chamber.

Rid Your Mind of Expectations

First-time users have different expectation. For example, they find they are unable to shut off their thoughts and relax. That’s okay. Your experience is unique and unlike anyone else’s. Deep slow breathing helps calm the mind and slow down your thoughts; just let your thoughts flow as they might from there. You might be surprised at some of the revelations you encounter. It typically takes floaters new to floating 35 mins to settle. This is a quicker process with practice and float experience

Avoid Eating or Drinking Heavily Before Your Session

Have a light snack 1-2 hours before you float. You will have a better experience if you are neither hungry nor too full. You are free to get in and out of the sensory pod as often as you wish, but an undisrupted experience is much more rewarding. You can experiment and find the duration that works best for you; some people prefer shorter sessions while others book for longer sessions of two to three hours. One hour floats are the best place to start if you’re new to the practice. Either way, aim to make your stomach (and bladder) comfortable before starting so that you can enjoy the best possible experience.

Allow for Some Quiet Time After Your Float

A deprivation tank experience sometimes likened to a massage session but better. It’s time that you set aside for yourself when no one else can reach you or demand your attention. For business owners, parents, and other busy individuals, it’s a session of pure bliss. Instead of jumping out of the tank when your session ends and running back to worklife, allow at least five or 10 minutes to relax, rehydrate with a warm tea, and ponder the feelings that the float rose to the surfaced during your session. Our staffs are always there to chat to you about your experience.

Where to Find a Sensory Deprivation Chamber in Melbourne

Isolation chamber are an important self-care ritual for many individuals. At Gravity Float, we love helping our customers take care of themselves and wash away the stress and pain of their daily lives. We offer free consultations and assessments to ensure that you are getting the most benefit possible from your sessions. We’ll help you come up with a personalised program tailored to address your specific needs. Contact Gravity Float today for more information.

*This service may assist with health benefits, but results vary across individuals.