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Sensory deprivation, also known as restricted environmental stimulation therapy, also known as floating in a giant tank of salt, has technically been around since the 1950's, but it's only just made its way into Brooklyn, where a café that literally only sells matcha can succeed and you can be convinced to do 95-degree yoga in the summer.
Lift/Next Level Floats, now open in Carroll Gardens, claims to be the borough's only sensory deprivation center, where clients can climb into a "womblike" tank of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt, allowing you to float without even trying. One-hour soaks go for $99, and promise to leave you with smooth skin and a focused mind.
So...does it work, or what? Lift's website claims that okay, sure, it's weird ("It is different. Your body is in an environment it probably hasn't been in since birth. So yes."), but yes, it's legit ("Floating has existed for over 40 years with numerous published studies and media coverage that has discussed the physical, spiritual, and intellectual benefits you are about to experience."), but that no, they can't tell you what, exactly you'll get out of it because "every experience is different and unique to each user," adding, "But probably something you've never felt before." Answer: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯