Our state-of-the-art floatation pods contain 10 inches of super-saturated salt solution, which creates an environment similar to the Dead Sea, which enables you to float effortlessly on the surface. The water is then heated to skin temperature, which in effect “fools” the brain into believing that the person is floating in mid-air.
But for those who have never heard about it until now, what is Floatation therapy? and how is it practised?
To answer this, we have referenced several sources.
Google’s definition is, “Flotation Therapy is essentially a way of achieving deep relaxation by spending an hour or more lying quietly in darkness, suspended in a warm solution of Epsom salt.Float tanks are also known as isolation tanks, sensory deprivation tanks & REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) chambers.”
Wikipedia describes it as, “an isolation tank, (also known as floatation tank) is a lightless, soundproof tank filled with salt water at skin temperature, in which individuals float.”
A renown user of floatation tanks, Joe Rogan, describes (see below) the experience as, “I think it’s one of the most incredible pieces of equipment for self help and introspective thought that you could ever find”
All the above are completely true, but what it offers people is so much more.
Don’t just take our word for it, we have created below for you a list of conditions that Floatation can help with. We have also created a “who’s who” source of famous people that use Floatation therapy – it’s getting longer as each month passes!
The mind goes into sleep mode when the pod is dark and soundproofed and the water is heated to body temperature. This can help people that suffer from stress, anxiety or depression. Research shows it could help people with PTSD or who are on the Autism spectrum.Learn More
Vigorous work out results in a build up of lactic acid. Epsom salts breaks down lactic acid immediately, so helps reduce recovery time, which helps to build stronger muscles and lessens the chance of muscle damage due to over training.
With the left side of the brain (the ‘thinking’ side) in “sleep” mode, it allows the creative part of the brain to work at its full potential. Artists, Photographers & Writers are known to have benefited from using Floatation. Learn More
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Once inside the pod it’s the complete darkness, silence and freedom from the sense of touch and gravity that allows your primary senses to be deceived.
This allows the ‘left side’ of your brain to do very little and so therefore begins to slow. This triggers a relaxed state so profound that your brain and body are fooled into believing that both are asleep.
Your body now effectively switches to ’night time’ mode where it rests, resets and rebuilds.
Why this is important
Since a deep relaxation state is achieved, this allows your body to recover from stress. This also means that Pain is relieved. Blood flows freely through all the tissues, helping to release natural endorphins, which are associated with relaxation and meditation.
Click on the photo of each superstar below to find out more…
Great facility’s and guidance from Mark. It was my first time so didn’t know what to expect. Really enjoyed the entire experience and would recommend this to anyone. It opens your mind in ways you can’t comprehend.
As I do a lot of fighting my main reason was to recover, fix injuries and de-stress. I was really hoping this would help and guess what? I wasn’t disappointed at all!
Recovery is superb not just after fighting but after regular training sessions as well. I felt relaxed several days after floating, injuries seems to ease up and my stress level gone down. I sleep like a baby ever since started flotation sessions.
Slav, Stafford, Personal Trainer
The whole experience was everything that I anticipated with much more. The Floatation was lovely, just the thought of escaping into that little bubble again brings me quite a lot of comfort!
As for afterwards, I found that I was very calm, very relaxed. I’d noticed how a lot of my anxiety “ticks” – jigging of my knees, rubbing my legs etc had come to a complete halt.
My sleep was excellent, slept through the night uninterrupted.
Stuart, PTSD sufferer
This was my second float – Wow! Even more relaxing than the first session. Can’t wait for my next one!
Sophie, Stafford, Nurse
I feel really sorry for those who haven’t tried it yet. I feel so chilled right now.
Physically I felt good, as the nagging pain in my neck had gone and my muscles were relaxed.
Mentally, I came out with a clear head and a sense of focus.
I was impressed with how much the team knew about floating and the many benefits beyond the likes of sports injuries.
Robin, Birmingham, Company owner & Basketball coach