“Didn’t realise floating could be such a grounding experience” – Steve
“Exciting, intriguing, surprising experience. The best tool for deep rest and relaxation I have come across” – L Hallam
Stimulates the brain
With no commands needing to be sent out, activity in the logical side of the brain slows down until it synchronises with the creative side.
This will leave you in a dream-like state, similar to that experienced just before you go to sleep. In this state, the brain releases vast amounts of endorphins, a 'feel good' chemical.
While the state of relaxation may be deep and profound, your brain will stay dreamily alert. To get technical, the brain gradually shifts from its usual alpha state to generate theta waves.
This is also the state of mind that Buddhist monks try to reach through hours of meditation and years of training. And you can achieve this in just a few minutes using floatation!
The deepest relaxation
Floating is a wonderful way of attaining the deepest relaxation - it has been said that just one hour of floating can equate to four hours of deep sleep.
In the weightless environment, the body is allowed to fully relax and recuperate as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating reduces blood pressure and heart rate, as well as lowering the levels of stress-related chemicals in the body. It helps to relieve old injuries, aches and pains (particularly back pain).
The deep state of relaxation is also reputed to increase creativity, improve circulation and boost energy levels.
Eliminates toxins from the body
The Epsom salts detoxify the system, improving the condition of hair and skin and have also been linked to easing the symptoms of arthritis.
Magnesium sulphate is vital to us, yet we are very deficient in our modern day diet. You can take supplements but your body will dispose of these within 24 hours.
The absorption of this crucial mineral occurs naturally during a float and has a powerful effect on our body. It acts as a lubricant to the joints, allowing freer range of movement for the spine and supporting muscles.
It is also effective on any other joints and muscles that are immersed in the solution.
Build up and maintain your immune system, which in turn allows you to perform at peak levels for longer.
* TIP: Floatation can be a huge relief when you're feeling under the weather or have body aches.
For you and your baby
We believe that floating during pregnancy can be a truly wonderful experience. It offers a stimuli-free environment to really connect with your body and baby.
During what can be a stressful and physically draining time, floatation can provide instant relief and relaxation. We recommend floating in the later stages of pregnancy when the strain on your body and the need for a breather will be most significant.
Epsom salts for health
While increasing your magnesium levels, Epsom salts also deliver sulphates, which are extremely difficult to get through food but which readily absorb through the skin. Sulphates serve a wide variety of functions in the body, playing a vital role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the mucin proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract.
Balance your life
Floatation therapy is used widely in the treatment of stress, anxiety, jet lag and to improve concentration and creativity. Sports performance and recovery is also enhanced during floating. Also, one hour of floating has the restorative effects of four hours of sleep.
Sulphates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are believed to help detoxify the body's residue of medicines and environmental contaminants.