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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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!