Tranquil Waters Float

Tranquil Waters Float favorite
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7258 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60631, United States
What is Floatation Therapy/Sensory Deprivation?


A sensory deprivation tank, also called an isolation tank or flotation tank, is used for restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST). The first tank was designed in 1954 by John C. Lilly, an American physician and neuroscientist. He designed the tank to study the origins of consciousness by cutting off all external stimuli. In the 1970s, commercial float tanks were created and began being studied for possible health benefits. 

The water in a sensory deprivation tank is heated to skin temperature and nearly saturated with Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), providing buoyancy so you float effortlessly,allowing for near zero gravity. In addition there is the option to have no light or sound. As you float weightlessly in the silence and darkness, the brain enters into a deeply relaxed state. Studies suggest time spent floating in a sensory deprivation tank may have some benefits in healthy people, such as muscle relaxation, better sleep, decrease in pain, and decreased stress and anxiety.

About Us 
Tranquil Waters Float is a family owned and operated Float Center located in the Edison Park neighborhood on the Northwest side of Chicago. Maria, Dillon, and John invite you to experience one of the highest reviewed Float Centers in the Midwest and enjoy our unmatched customer service and Float Experience. We are life long Chicagoans and long time floaters. As a former Ironman and triathlon athlete, John first started using sensory deprivation in the 80s as a way to recover and relax after training sessions and races. We have 4 private Float Rooms & 2 Hydromassage Rooms to provide the deepest relaxation. If you are a seasoned Float enthusiast or experiencing this fantastic therapy the first time,rest assured your comfort and pleasure is our utmost concern.