Lately, the stress of working full time, studying online and looking after my two fur babies has really taken a toll on my well-being. And it looks like I’m not the only one – studies have shown that more and more Australians are feeling increasingly stressed and overwhelmed in their daily lives.
To keep my stress levels in check, I’ve been exploring different ways to bring more relaxation into my home. I’ve got salt lamps, incense, meditation music and more, but it always feels like something is still missing. If only there was a way to stimulate a true sense of calm… like that ultra-relaxed and blissful feeling you experience after visiting a sensory deprivation tank.
Well, it turns out there is a way to have that exact experience at home – by owning your own float tank! People are turning to personal float tanks as a way to improve mindlessness and physical recovery from the comfort of their own homes.
To find out more about the possibility of owning my very own float tank, I decided to go straight to the source and talk to Michael, founder of Horizen Flotation. Michael’s an expert in float tank construction – he built the tanks we know and love at his Horizen Flotation centre in Carramar, and now builds custom tanks for happy clients all over Sydney.
How Much Does A Float Tank Cost?
Float tank manufacturers are few and far between in Australia. In fact, Michael is currently one of the only experts in the field building float tanks locally. Most float tanks in Australia have to be imported from overseas, which can be pretty expensive.
Michael’s mission at Horizen Floatation is to bring affordable float tank experiences to all Australians. With this in mind, Michael builds his custom float tanks right here in his Western Sydney factory, taking care to use quality materials. Traditionally, float tanks have cost upwards of $50,000 – not exactly budget friendly! But by saving on importing costs, Horizen Flotation have managed to bring the cost of personal float tanks down to under $10,000. Now we’re talking!
How Big Are Float Tanks For Home?
Michael’s standard size for personal float tanks is 1.2m x 2.2m, which is great for even the biggest of people to spread out comfortably. I’m about 170cm tall, so I can definitely see myself adopting a starfish position with all that space! Because of the clever design, these float tanks are easier to maintain and are perfect for Michael’s space-conscious clients. If the standard size doesn’t suit, Michael assures me he is always happy to consult on custom designs.
Is It Expensive To Maintain A Float Tank At Home?
Michael says people are often surprised by how little the maintenance costs are for float tanks at home. The three main things which need to be taken care of are topping up of the water, chemical and salt levels. These maintenance costs are roughly $30-$50 per month for regular tank use, which much less than I expected!
What are the benefits of having a float tank at home?
There are plenty of benefits to owning your own personal float tank. The zero-gravity aspect of floating is great way to soothe muscles after a long day at work, and the sensory deprivation experience gives you a safe space to truly relax.
I absolutely love the floating experience, but ending the session and driving home? Ruins the mood a little if you ask me. With your own float tank at home, you can relax for as long (or as little) as you like on a whim. No niggling thoughts about whether you need to top up the parking metre – that’s a huge plus in my eyes!
For the entertainers out there, it’s a great way to bring friends and family together for a unique experience that they won’t forget anytime soon.
If you’re a regular floater, it’s definitely great value investing in a personal tank. The cost of having your own float tank at home – rather than paying for sessions at your local centre – will pay for itself in less than a year.
How Can I Buy A Float Tank Of My Own?
Interested in finding out more about owning a float tank at home? I’d recommend getting in touch with Michael here to discuss your project.