WHAT IS FLOTATION THERAPY?

Flotation as a practice was researched and developed in the 1950s by neuroscientist Dr John c Lily. Essentially, it enables you to achieve a deep state of physical and mental relaxation that is difficult to accurately emulate in any other environment.

Our state of the art Pods are filled with 10 inches of water which, when combined with 500kg of Epsom Salts, creates a saline solution allowing the user to float effortlessly.

Using a float pod creates a sensory deprived environment free from the external stimuli that affect both mental and physical stress. Once inside the Float Pod the experience is unique and personal to you, with inclusive or exclusive music, dark or lit atmosphere and a closed or open pod. You are in complete control. 

BENEFITS OF FLOAT THERAPY

The reason why we are seeing a surge in the popularity of floating worldwide is due to the science backed information that we are seeing about the benefits of floating. This is both mentally and physically.

Mental benefits of flotation

  • Stimulates left/right brain synchronisation
  • Creates mental clarity, alertness
  • Increases creativity, problem solving
  • Heightens internal visualisation
  • Deepens meditative states
  • Can expand awareness, intensify acuteness of all the senses and accelerate learning
  • Enhances hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis

Physical benefits include

  • Decreases the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline
  • Increases production of endorphins
  • Speeds up rehabilitation and recovery
  • Relieves pain (arthritis, migraines, injuries and so on)
  • Boosts immune function
  • Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients
  • Reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Helps prevent sports injuries, speeds healing process

Conditions that can be helped by floating

  • Chronic Headaches and Migraines
  • Chronic Lower Back Pain
  • Stress-related disorders such as anxiety and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Hypertension

WHO IS FLOATING FOR?

Flotation Therapy can be very beneficial for almost anyone, however certain individuals may benefit more from floating.

Athletes / Sportspeople – World class athletes at the top of their game are using floatation therapy for purposes such as visualisation, speed up recovery and aid in mental focus and clarity.

Here are just some of the athletes who float:

  • John Mcguinness – 23 times winner of the TT

  • Stephen Curry – Golden State NBA All-Star

  • Joe Rogan – Comedian & UFC Commentator

  • Wayne Rooney – Professional Footballer

  • Tom Brady – New England Patriots Quarterback

  • Carl Lewis – Olympic Athlete

  • Stuart Broad – English Cricketer

Joe Rogan - UFC Commentator, Comedian
“I think it’s one of the most incredible pieces of equipment for self-help and introspective thought that you could ever find. It’s been one of the most important tools for me in personal growth for understanding myself, how I am, and what effect I do have on other people.”
Rachel Hunter - Model
“WOW! It took a few seconds to completely let my arms, legs and head relax in the water but then the weightlessness took over. It was a bizarrely delightful experience. A great form of meditation. I felt calm & peaceful, yet energized…”
Stephen Curry - Golden State NBA All-Star
"It’s refreshing to process what I thought about over an hour of floating, which are probably the most important things that are going on right now in your life. I have a very clear head when it’s done, and it shows in the days after floating. It gives me a nice boost of focus and perspective. The more I do it, the more I get from it.”

Pregnant Women

Flotation Therapy allows you to escape the added weight of pregnancy by relaxing in a weightless environment, thus taking the strain off the body and spine. It promotes excellent sleep, a lovely sense of well being, and can help with all the aches and pains normally associated with pregnancy.

Regular use of a flotation tank can help the mother to be get through the pregnancy with a level of calm and comfort unheard of in most cases. The Epsom salt solution will decrease inflammation and the pregnant mother will absorb lots of magnesium from the solution in the float tank, for both her and the baby.

Professionals

This is rapidly becoming a key group of people to use floating for the incredible benefits it offers. Busy professionals often find it difficult to switch off from their daily grind and alleviate some of the stress that life throws at them. The amazing perks noted by professionals when using floating include:

  • Alleviating stress
  • Reducing muscular pain and discomfort
  • Improving sleep
  • Heightening creativity and mental clarity

Chronic Pain Sufferers

Flotation therapy can be extremely helpful to those whom suffer through chronic pain. A study in 2001 (link below) took thirty-seven patients (14 men and 23 women) suffering from chronic pain consisting of aching muscles in the neck and back area. After being randomly assigned to either a control group (17 participants) or an experimental group (20 participants) the experimental group received nine opportunities to use the flotation-REST technique in the water tank over a three-week period. The results indicated that the most severe perceived pain was significantly reduced!

And finally...You

Flotation therapy can be an extremely therapeutic experience not only for those mentioned above, but anyone for that matter.  If you just need some time to relieve yourself from the daily grind, the stresses of raising a family or just the complications of life, our treatment can really help.  Don't hesitate and book yourself a session today and ready yourself for an experience like no other. 

RESEARCH TO SUPPORT THE BENEFITS OF FLOATING

http://journals.plos.org

https://hindawi.com/

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