Feel the benefits

“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!

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.

Better immunity

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.

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.

Sulphates also stimulate the pancreas to generate digestive enzymes and are believed to help detoxify the body's residue of medicines and environmental contaminants.

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.

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.

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.

Colour, light & sound technology

Colour therapy is otherwise known as chromotherapy.


Classically, a float session is dark and quiet. But for experienced floaters or clients who use colour therapy already, they may  wish to explore this  as an option.  The results can be fascinating.
The water acts as a light guide so the floater’s skin is bathed, quite literally, in light.


A client will need to have consulted with a colour therapist to know which colour is suitable for their needs.
We have a choice of  12 colours to choose from and the intensity of colour can also be controlled.


Bristol Float Centre is a trading name of Back In Action.


0117 316 9619


42-43 College Green, Bristol BS1 5SH