History of Sensory Deprivation

Sensory deprivation is becoming popular in health centers or spas and the explosion of binaural audio induction like iDoser has led to expanded awareness in isolation therapy. Let’s explore these amazing technologies and discover how you can integrate them into your routine.

Today, users are entering deep-phase sensory deprivation in only minutes with a good pair of headphones and pure form binaural induction audio from a reputable company like iDoser.com. This wasn’t always the way, though. Before iDoser took binaural brainwave dosing mainstream, the only way to experience profound personal mind and body separation was though flotation therapy. Beginning in a lab run by John Lilly in the 1950s, the first isolation tank was designed for the study of sensory deprivation. When John Lilly designed this tank, he was attempting to examine the origins of consciousness by separating the brain from all stimuli. While today this can easily be done though binaural brain dosing, at least partially, these tanks were large water-filled isolation chambers. The tank was, in this example, a lab tool for the study of consciousness. It wasn’t until the 1970s that isolation began to lend itself to alternative healthcare, and not until the past decade or so that binaural therapy like iDoser has become ultra-popular for home use. Brain software and apps running on devices powerful enough to render audio capable of changing brainwave frequency and forcing a separation of the mind and body is now achievable though technology. To realize complete sensory isolation and deprivation through flotation therapy, users drift in large isolation chambers. How does all this work?

Binaural brainwave dosing for sensory deprivation has become so popular because it is incredibly easy to achieve at home with software and apps from companies like iDoser.com. Flotation therapy requires a facility for the tank, but it has made a comeback in spa, resort and health centers. While binaural dosing can achieve all kinds of sensory effects through brainwave manipulation, floating relaxes the muscles and puts the user into a physical environment. Whichever way your achieve isolation, both can increase blood flow and improve mood through the release of endorphins. Deprivation works by shutting down the normal responses the brain must have for dealing with stimuli in the world. In a flotation tank, the user is completely isolated in heated super-saturated salt water. With binaural brainwave dosing, highly advanced frequencies allow the brain to slow down, re-synchronizing itself, and entering a deeply relaxed state. These states of deep relaxation are paralleled to deep meditation. Flotation therapy has come a long way from the lab and its modern incarnation is far more luxurious than the original tanks. Brainwave dosing with products from companies like iDoser.com has made true binaural therapy so easy anyone can get started in minutes. Knowing the methods and the benefits of isolation therapy is a critical first step, but what does it really feel like?

Both binaural brain dosing and sensory deprivation tanks can be extremely powerful and emotional experiences. Many users report hallucinations, heightened levels of introspection, and the sensation that the mind has left the body. These are among the most commonly reported experiences among isolation tank users. Even renowned physicist Richard Feynman described having hallucinations and out-of-body experiences while using sensory deprivation chambers. Binaural dosing is similar, with users reporting insightful hallucinations, out-of-body and astral experiences, and heightened awareness or lucid dreams. Just minutes of near-total sensory deprivation either though flotation tanks or audio binaural dosing can be enough to trigger vivid hallucinations in many users. This is why you may have heard iDoser or binaural dosing referred to as a “digital drug” – many users have turned to it for purely recreational experiences. While sensory deprivation tanks are isolation by design, binaural dosing can be administered at various levels of intensity, making it a more popular choice for people wanting to experience this form of therapy. So, how can you try sensory deprivation today? Can you do it at home?

Sensory deprivation through flotation therapy requires a specialized chamber or tank. If you are interested in this type of treatment then you can try calling local spas or alternative healthcare treatment centers to see if they have a tank on premises. For the home user, turn to binaural brain dosing. Binaurals offer a sensory deprivation experience using specialized audio and apps or software from reputable companies like iDoser.com. Using a good pair of headphones and a binaural audio dose, your brainwaves can be manipulated in a way that triggers a separation of mind and body. The benefits of iDoser brand binaurals are that you can use them at home, they offer a very large range of possibilities even past simple isolation or deprivation, and they are used by millions of people worldwide.

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15 Replies to “History of Sensory Deprivation”

  1. Brian Cappilli says:

    I have used both. Used a sensory deprivation tank in cali and idoser brand binaurals with high quality audio equipment. They are different animals all-together but you can get some good sensory separation with quality entrainment. Somebody should really combine the two.

  2. Tina Holdburn says:

    I have experience with brainwaves. Used to use the ones on youtube but they are so amateur I just figured they didn’t work. Then I tried a real binaural and wow – my mind was blown. I had a lucid dream in just a few tries with them. I don’t remember the brand. One of the major ones.

  3. Victor Ross says:

    Been using i-doser since year one! Almost 10 years now. Wow. It integrated into my daily meditations and I wouldn’t get the same results without them. I haven’t explored the recreation side of it but I think that us more popular.

  4. Bob Hathing says:

    There was a tank in NY (think it closed) that integrated idose and flotation tank. I don’t think they had a license for the idose audio or something. There was a rumor it was just too intense to combine floating and idosing and too many people freaked out. This is all some Black Mirror stuff.

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  9. Great info on sleep deprivation – what you say is fundamental and all. Would love even more posts on using deprivation for meditation and mindfulness. Wonderful blog!

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  12. RANGGO KONTOL says:

    Wonderful article altogether, you received a new reader. I have always wanted to try water sensory deprivation and have been looking for a place to do it. This was very informative.

  13. Heya i am for the first time here and just learning about isolation and therapy. I came across this and I find It really useful; it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me with your sensory deprivation article (and many others) on binaural blog.

  14. I have actually tried this kind of sensory water and deprivation meditation before at a local spa here. It wasn’t my thing but I got a 3 time sessions. By my 3rd try I was hooked. I go to a tank about 4 times a year now. Highly recommended. I would be happy to answer any questions anybody has.

  15. Very interesting. So you just kind of sleep in a tank of water? Has anybody ever done this? What does it feel like? I am interested in trying this but there are no places where I live that do it? Could we do it at home in a tub or pool or something?

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