Float tank allows disconnection from modern world


Life Spring Float Tank Centre owner Narelle Gaunt and Andrew |Anderson with one of the float tanks.
Life Spring Float Tank Centre owner Narelle Gaunt and Andrew |Anderson with one of the float tanks.

“It’s all about disconnecting,” she said. “In today’s world we’re moving from device to device. There’s no down time.”

Inside the pods, first developed six decades ago by American physician and psychoanalyst John C Lilly, it is pitch black.

The body is weightless, left to float in water packed with epsom salt.

If you’re claustrophobic you do have the opportunity to leave the light on and the lid open.

A standard float session usually lasts an hour.

“We’ve had people come through with post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, athletes using it for rest, recovery and visualisation, and everyone in between,” Ms Gaunt said.

She opened the Life Spring Float Tank Centre in Cockburn Central a few weeks ago, with the backing of the Department of Health.