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This Float Tank Is Perfect For Anyone Who's Constantly Stressed Out

In this day and age where doing nothing has become a luxury, the Sensory Deprivation Tank allows you to do just that.

Our always on culture may have its pros, but the cons are starting to become more and more obvious with stress-related diseases and mental issues rampantly being experienced by a lot of people today. While resorting to massage, grabbing a drink with girlfriends, or eating comfort food may take the edge off at times, we find that people are seeking deeper forms of rest and relaxation, to better impact how their stress is managed for the long term.

Enter floating. Although floating is a relatively new concept in Manila, sensory deprivation tanks have actually been around since 1954, when it was invented by John C. Lily for consciousness research. Today, commercial tanks can be found in wellness hubs such as Saddle Row here in Manila, for those who want to take their self-care to the next level.

Basically, the sensory deprivation tank allows one to fully disconnect, to connect to oneself. Imagine being able to leave your hundreds of daily concerns and stressors outside the tank, while you detach from the outside world. Floating allows you to slow down, to take time for yourself, and literally have nothing to do but float and be in the moment.

This tank creates the ideal environment for you to do this, as it has no light, no sound, and not even the feeling of water on your body because the temperature of the water and air inside is the same as your skin. Utmost relaxation is achieved, letting your body disengage from that constant fight or flight mode from daily stressors. Advantages include normalizing heart rate, blood pressure, and lowering of cortisol aka stress hormones. Aches, pains, stiffness in the body are alleviated as well, leading you to an overall better place both mentally and physically.


Athletes, as well as career people with high-stress jobs are said to frequently do the practice, and it comes as no surprise that it is already being recommended for medical therapy as well. People with clinical mood disorders like anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. are being advised by their holistic doctors to try floating, for good reason. We say it’s a great way to unwind, to escape a crazy day, or even just bring yourself to a higher level of wellness. Let those worries sink, as you float!

Float Manila can be found at Saddle Row, 4/F, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati, and Saddle Row, 2/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC, Taguig.