The simple state of floating in warm salty water is the most relaxing experience on Earth.
Floatation Therapy, Sensory deprivation, Restricted Enviroment Stimulation Technique (R.E.S.T) (or simply floating) involves lying in a tank containing a super-saturated Epsom-salt solution, which is about 25cm deep. This creates an environment similar to that of the Dead Sea, which lets you float effortlessly on the surface of the water and enjoy a feeling of weightlessness!
The float tank looks like a large, enclosed bathtub. They are usually built from fibreglass and are designed to block out all external distractions, such as sights, sounds, tactile sensations and gravity.
The salt-water solution is heated to skin temperature (35.5°C). Once you are settled, it is almost impossible to tell which parts of your body are in the water and which aren’t. This will trick your brain into thinking that you’re floating in mid air.
The buoyancy created by the Epsom-salt solution effectively removes the effects of gravity on the body. This will make you feel almost completely weightless, letting every single muscle in your body fully relax.
With ear plugs in and (if you choose) the tank’s interior lights switched off, the quietness and darkness will allow your mind to drift into a deep state of relaxation.
Floating promotes profound relaxation without pressure points as in bed. The profound relaxation promotes endorphins and natural healing, your brain and mind relax as in meditation. These combined effects bring many benefits of stress and pain release.
Discover the many benefits of floating. Relaxation, de-stress, deep calm, creativity, athletic performance, physical therapy, pain management and of course the pure joy of floating weightless.
Did you know? You’re in control of this amazing experience. The room is private, and the light is under your control. You can keep the door slightly open if you wish, but almost everyone who floats finds that keeping it closed enhances their experience.
Did you know? You float on your back and are always positively buoyant. The float tank or room typically contains between 250 – 300 kgs of magnesium sulfate, also known as Epsom salt, which keeps you floating like a cork. The water level in the tank is only ten inches deep, and you are floating on your back at all times.
Did you know? The water in a float room is far cleaner than the water in a swimming pool or hot tub. The water in the float tank is safe, clean and sanitized between floats. The high concentration of salts creates a sterile environment in which micro-organisms cannot survive. Floatation tanks and rooms also include several well-engineered sterilisation systems which filter and sanitise the water between each float. Finally, all clients are required to thoroughly shower and shampoo on-site before entering the float tank.
Did you know? Floatation tanks are also known as isolation tanks, sensory deprivation tanks and float pods. Floatation rooms are the same thing as float tanks but are typically larger and have higher ceilings. There are over twenty-five producers of floatation tanks and rooms, resulting in a variety of designs and functionality.
Enjoy your float!
“Float tomorrow and you’ll have wished you had floated today!”