The lights were a dim, eerie blue. After locking the door, I peeled off my clothes and rinsed myself off in the shower. Ninety minutes floating in a soundproof tank in the dark? I was both excited and a little on edge. I slid the plugs into my ears.
The mouth of the tank gaped wide open. I felt like I was about to crawl inside an army tank – or an oversized washing machine. Randy, the owner of Float Sense, had told me that eleven inches of water lay within, and dissolved in that was about 1, 000 pounds of salt. Once the lid was closed and it became pitch dark, it would be like floating in the Dead Sea, like relaxing in the night sky.