Why 93.5 Degrees is Not the Ideal Floating Temperature
NOTE: Any temperature changes should be made moderately and within safety limits. Those floating in your tanks are in a vulnerable state and put you in a place of responsibility for taking care of them. Please do all necessary research on body/brain safety before altering the temperature of your tanks to ensure their health and well being.
I’m really excited to kick off 2014 with this article. I think It’s really important and will do what this blog was intended to do: Reduce your learning curve.
Dispelling the Myth
Many manuals you pick up when purchasing a float tank will tell you the ideal temperature for your float tank’s water is 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit (about 34 Celsius). It’s a temperature that seems to be common knowledge at most float centers these days, and is the one generally accepted by our community.
Naturally when we set up our first tank we set the temp to 93.5 (following conventional wisdom rather than this manuals instructions of keeping a warmer temperature… We had 3 manuals for 3 tanks at the time, after all). I loved my first float in our new pod, but I’m also the guy walking downtown in shorts in the dead of winter…I’m not a great example of the average floater (or good fashion sense). Even after my partner Sandra went for a float in the tank, the water temperature did not come up. It wasn’t until we started having our parents, friends, and then the general public floating in our tanks that we received strong feedback that our tanks were too chilly! [Read more…] about The Temperature Myth