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Float Tank

Imagine being weightless, warm and completely free from the outside world…

Sensory deprivation allows your body to enter a state of deep relaxation. This calms anxiety and releases pent-up stress from the muscles. The salt content in the water reduces muscle inflammation and soreness, making it an effective treatment for chronic pain and migraines. Getting your float on – Floatation therapy takes place in a floatation tank filled with Epsom salt water solution – that’s what makes you float! These tanks are enclosed, spa-like pods, the temperature of the water is controlled to keep it at the same temperature as your body to ensure you don’t feel dizzy or dehydrated during your session. The tank is also light and sound-proof, removing all outside stimulation. This combination of weightlessness and sensory deprivation can result in a deep level of relaxation unlike anything else.

Floating is a ‘relaxation shortcut’ because it can be a more effective way to de-stress, slow down and focus than other alternative therapies. You can also boost your creativity and mental clarity from experiencing uninterrupted peace. Any float therapy session can be customized to suit your preferences. We do recommend at least an hour of floating because it may take about 20 minutes for you to fully relax and enjoy the experience. Floating is one of the best natural remedies for boosting wellbeing and enhancing a healthy lifestyle.

Floatation therapy: Floating depression and anxiety away

Floating works to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is what brings the body back to a state of balance when we experience something stressful. Paired with all the meditative elements of floating, this can help to reduce panic attacks and other anxiety symptoms.

Keeping your physical health afloat

Floatation therapy is also linked to a range of physiological benefits. Epsom salt is packed with minerals, including magnesium, which can help:

  • relieve headaches
  • reduce hypertension
  • prevent the onset of diabetes
  • promote bone growth
  • heal tired muscles (making it a favourite with athletes!)
  • and boosting muscular strength

Floating is great for pain relief and easing muscle tension. Research has also found that floatation therapy may lead to a better night’s sleep, which improves overall wellbeing. In modern float therapy, the use of Epsom salts promotes muscle relaxation and lymph drainage, leaving you feeling physically rejuvenated and flushed of toxins. The water may feel silky or dense and soft and will soften your skin and relax stiff or sore muscles. As your skin absorbs the magnesium, your body is drained of toxins and harmful free radicals.

Anxious about floating?

If the idea of entering a closed dark pod makes you anxious, don’t worry. You can choose how much light is left on in the room and in the pod. You can also choose to have music played if you prefer that.

Many first-timers choose to keep the pod open for their initial session but feel comfortable enough by the second or third session to close the pod and enjoy the deeper relaxation. Do keep in mind that float tanks have been used as stress management strategies, with regular users reporting increased feelings of optimism.