My brilliant sister kindly gave me a voucher for a session in a float tank for Christmas and I decided to book myself in over the bank holiday weekend. Having never done anything like this before I was quite excited, as I didn't really know what to expect. I really enjoyed the experience and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants to spend some time chilling out and re-charging the batteries.
While in the tank you are completely deprived of all your senses; it's pitch dark, you have earplugs in, the air and water are at body temperature and you literally feel like you are floating in space! It is said that it can be the equivalent to four hours sleep, so it is a fantastic way to boost your energy. My only mistake was to do the float tank in the morning, ahead of a busy day. I think this made it harder for me to 'switch off' and completely rest my mind. Next time I shall book myself in for a later session so that all I have to worry about afterwards is going home to bed!
I had my float at the London Float Centre on Clapham Common. They have several centres in London, so I would definitely recommend a visit if you have the time.