The Aqua Anima float tank from Sweden is an affordable sensory deprivation tank which has been used in Sweden, Norway and elsewhere for over a decade. Sweden is still home to the most number of float tank centers per capita and Floatingrest is proud to be a principal supplier in Sweden. This float tank is as big as a car and has all you need to achieve a perfect float environment at home or at your float center.
The egg-shaped float pod tank has four parts: a top, bottom, door and the filtration system area. Inside each part is insulating material which effectively prevents heat from leaving the tank and which in turn decreases the use of energy. The materials and design also reduces the amount of external noise which could carry into the interior and disturb the floater.
Dimensions: 2.76 m long, 1.5 m wide and 1.3 m high
Epsom salt requirement: 475 kg
Water requirement: 750 litres
The Aqua Anima float tank uses a magnetic drive centrifugal pump, a filter system and a UV water purification system. You can choose between the standard filter system with four smaller filters or a single Big Blue brand filter. The ultraviolet (UV) lamp is effective in killing almost all bacteria and the manual addition of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) increases and prolongs the effect of the UV treatment. The entire system is extremely user friendly, and it’s easy to change the filters and the UV lamp.
The product is delivered ready to install and use. There’s no direct plumbing required and a plumber is not required to install the tank. However, we do you recommend that you install a shower as close to the tank and, if possible, install a floor drain below the filtration system in case a major leak occurs.
The filtration system is installed with an electrical junction box which connects the tank to the filtration system. A separate control panel an be placed inside or outside the room in which the unit is located. The control panel allows you to start and stop the float session; it takes about 15 minutes to completely filter the salt solution a few times over. You can also monitor and adjust the water temperature, turn off the fan or underwater lighting, and reset the alarm if the customer has pressed the alarm button.
There is a silent fan which supplies fresh air into the float tanks. Besides providing the reassurance of an active air supply, the fan also serves to reduce humidity and condensation within the floatation environment. The amount of air flow can be adjusted by the customer while he or she is floating.
Note: We recommend that you have good ventilation or an exhaust fan in the room the unit will be placed in. The build up of humidity can created an undesirable heaviness or dampness to the air both inside and outside the tank.
If you follow the instructions that come with the product, you will know exactly how to operate the system. These instructions also include the installation manual, general advice and troubleshooting tips.
To prepare for installation, we will need a scale drawing of the room the sensory deprivation tank will be situated. Once we receive this, we can leave feedback and advise on proper installation and future maintenance.
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How long will it take to make my float tank?
Production typically takes between 4 to 6 weeks. Please inquire about current production times.
How long will it take to deliver my order?
Orders to Scandinavian and other European countries typically take between 7 to 10 days to be delivered. For international orders, the duration will depend on your location. Orders to ports in North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand will take between 3 and 4 weeks to be delivered.
The installation site must be prepared for the float tank in advance of delivery. This includes all electrical connections (wiring and outlets), floor and wall renovations, and access to a hot water line (using a standard hose).
An installation guide and a manual for operation and maintenance are included with your order. Professional installation is available at no charge for labor, but the buyer is required to pay for the installer’s travel from Sweden and all meals and accommodation. Professional installation typically takes 3 days per unit to complete and includes hands-on training with the equipment. Phone, Skype and email support is also available for customers who choose to install the equipment by themselves.
Epsom salt is what makes you float. The salts are not included in the price of purchase, but we offer a Starter Pack (€ 600 per unit) which can be delivered with your order. We will also assist you in locating a regional distributor of high-quality Epsom salts for future supplies. The salt is changed every 6 to 12 months at commercial float centers, depending on the level of usage and maintenance.
The Starter Pack includes the following:
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You decide when you want to close the lid and switch off the lighting, therefore the risk of claustrophobia is very low. Fresh air is circulated into the float tank, and most people report that have their best experience when the lid is closed.
Yes, it is quite common to fall asleep. And when you wake up, you feel fully rested and rejuvenated. Although there’s no science to the following statement, many regular floaters say that one hour of sleeping while floating is equivalent to four hours of regular sleep.
Yes, the water inside is very hygienic if properly maintained. The Epsom salt is naturally anti-microbial, and the system uses physical filtration, UV Light treatment and hydrogen peroxide to maintain a solution of clear, sanitized water. The solution is passed through the filtration system nearly 4 times in 20 minutes, allowing you to float many people throughout the day without much loss in time.
Drown? Oh, no! You float like a cork and it would take great effort to push yourself under. Furthermore, our brains are wired to alert us to the presence of water entering our bodies. And the water is very salty, so much that it would sting your eyes if your face turned towards the water. As a result, you will find that during your float you lay safely on your back the same as you would in your own bed.
Two tanks should be invested in at the same time, or at least planned for at your location in case you can only purchase one now. The reason for this is a social one: it is common for two people to come together to float during the same time period. Couples, friends, a regular customer introducing a new person to the treatment … these are typical examples. When only one device is available, people are deterred from coming together due to the wait time for their turn.
It is mandatory that you have a shower facility on the premises, and we recommend placing a shower as close as possible to the floatation units. This is for client comfort and for ease of maintenance because when the salt water drips off a client’s body on the way to the shower, salt crystals form in the area of the drip. Much of the maintenance involved in operating a float center is in the manual cleaning of the float tank’s interior and exterior, the shower area and filtration unit. Minimizing clean up will save you time, energy and frustration.
There’s more to know about starting a float center so please contact us to find out more about room size requirements, soundproofing, flooring, scheduling floats and so on.
Floating Rest (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) is a relaxation technique known in more than 30 countries throughout the world, and which has over 50 years of scientific research behind it.
Quite simply, you float upon water which is set to the body’s temperature, and in an environment with subdued light, sound, movement and distraction. The water contains 30% Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate), a naturally occurring mineral compound known for its therapeutic qualities for skin and muscle.
A sensation of weightlessness is felt as your skin, the water and the air blend together in a sensory continuum. The point of floating is to relax, unwind and recive relief from pain. Floating works wonders on whiplash, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and other conditions where people suffer from chronic stiffness, soreness and sensitivity. These are just some of the reasons for floating but it is especially attractive to patients because no pills, injections or operations are involved.
Sensory isolation is also used fro super learning, spiritual development and mental training for athletes. It is worth first giving the brain the chance of repairing damages caused for different reasons. Remember the brain uses 85% of its capacity just keeping the body balanced, operational and aware of its environment. It is easy to understand the power of this resource when it is freed to troubleshoot in the body and mind. That’s when the “miracles” occur and when people fall in love with floating.
Over 10 years of research conducted at Karlstad University
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Also, please note that we do not currently offer financing, leasing or rental of our products, nor do we accept credit cards for payment. Thanks again and we look forward to hearing from you!
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Floatingrest International AB
S-187 76 TÄBY, SWEDEN