Floatation Therapy

What is it

Floatation Therapy

Flotation therapy is relaxation through proven and tested scientific techniques. Removing your sensory overload allows your brain to drift away into the half-asleep/half-awake type Theta state, where mind and body restore and rejuvenate. Levels of the stress hormone Cortisol decline, while they are feel-good, happy hormone dopamine rises.

During the float, joints are supported and relaxed, and your lower back begins to decompress and align itself. Once your mind is at rest, your body can focus on healing itself naturally. As you remove the harsh effects of gravity, your joints, muscles and connective tissues begin to rest and recover.

Please note if you have had your hair dyed in the last 14 days you cannot float, and we do recommend you to wear the earplugs provided.

Why we float

The Benefits of Floatation Therapy

Promotes Physical Recovery

Floating helps the body to recover and heal from exercise and injury. It is proven to provide relief from things like chronic back pain and arthritis as well as decreasing the users perception of pain.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Float tanks allow you to better focus, giving you quicker pathway into meditation and can allow for deeper states of meditation. This can also enhance meditative states for a period of time afterwards.

Improved Sleep

The act of floating is shown to drastically improve any sleep following a session and over time and regular use promotes regular sleep and healthier sleep patterns.

Stress & Anxiety Relief

Floating is shown to not only lower Cortisol and Adrenaline levels, but also effectively shuts off the Amygdala, the part of the brain that initiates the ‘Fight or Flight’ response. Regular Floating can allow the user to control and even conquer their anxiety.

Self Awareness & Connection

Our own modern environment and lifestyle always connected to technology often leaves us disconnected from what is most important, ourselves. ‘No Time’ is the concept of dedicating a part of your schedule to nothing, other than yourself.

General Wellbeing

Happiness and a greater sense of well-being have both being shown to be one of Floatations greatest benefits. The post float glow is real, and we love seeing it in our clients after their session.

Conciousness Exploration & Self Improvement

Floating has been used by many people for gaining new perspectives, overcoming habits and eliminating anxiety and depression. It also makes users more perceptive to suggestion allowing you to literally reprogram your own mind or to use alongside counselling or hypnotherapy. It is also an exceptional tool for boosting creativity or for problem solving.

Self Awareness & Connection

Our own modern environment and lifestyle always connected to technology often leaves us disconnected from what is most important, ourselves. ‘No Time’ is the concept of dedicating a part of your schedule to nothing, other than yourself.

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How it works

What to expect at Float Well.

Floating is an excellent way to relieve stress and relax but if you’ve never floated before you may be wondering how it all works. Below is step by step guide to sho you what to expect when looking forward to your first float.

  1. Bring your own towel from home.
  2. You will be guided to your float room, if it is your first float or if you wish to be refreshed you will be shown how to operate the float tank and shower.
  3. Take a quick shower using our products we provide. We use these products to ensure our float solution remains of the highest quality and free from harmful chemicals often found in commercial shampoos and shower gels.
  4. Put in your earplugs, provided at each float.
  5. Step into the float tank.
  6. Close the door & turn out the lights once you are ready.
  7. Lay back, relax & feel all your stress & tension drift away.
  8. Once your session ends, music will fade to gently ease you out of your float.
  9. Turn on the lights & step out of the tank.
  10. Take a shower & get dressed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bring a towel from home and yourself. We provide shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. These products are designed to have least effect on our float solution which ensures the water quality is maintained. Earplugs also provided.
Our tanks are designed to be spacious that even the most claustrophobic of people can feel comfortable. However some people like to keep the light on inside the tank throughout or even keep the lid open. Both of which will not take away from the benefits you should achieve.
Filtering and heating the salt solution is done between float sessions. Filtering is initiated from your cloud-based control interface manually or automatically. This process ensures that the pod has filtered the solution through the UV cleaner and filter unit several times to help remove any dirty particles in the water. During the float session, no pumps or heaters are running to allow for silence within the tank. Float rooms are also maintained by our staff between each float so you can be sure you will be entering a pristine environment.
Due to both the depth and salinity of the float solution it would be nigh on impossible to drown in a float tank. Falling asleep can happen, but rolling over from the lying position on purpose is not easy, never mind accidentally.
The water is kept at approx 35.5 degrees celsius. This ensures a comfortable interaction with the skin through your float, at times it can even be difficult to feel the difference between the water and air on the skin.

If you dye your hair, you will need to wait at least 10 days after you dye it to give your new color time to set in completely. With red dye we require waiting 30 days to float and you must bring a tight-fitted swim cap

Thats up to you. Floatation Therapy is your experience. Some wear a swim suit or shorts, others go au natural. Keep in mind with floatation you are often trying to escape a busy mind, therefore an uncomfortable swim suit may interfere with your experience.

Floating and fresh tattoos do not mix! Not only could floating with a fresh tattoo be painful (salt + open wounds = ouch) but the water solution could cause fading or discolouration of your tattoo and permanently ruin its aesthetic appeal.

Like tattoos, this tends to not mix well! When your piercing is fresh it is still an open wound, which will cause some major discomfort. The area you have pierced will create a variation in the healing time, so floating can take between a couple weeks to a couple months depending on what you had done. For more information we suggest searching the healing times online or ask your body modification artist.

Don’t drink coffee for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, don’t shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin. We do supply petroleum jelly to cover any small nicks before you get in the tank. Personal recommendation based on experience – Apply Liberally. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.

Yes, pregnant women may use float tanks. Floating while pregnant allows you to escape the added weight of pregnancy by taking the strain off the body and spine (and feet!). It promotes excellent sleep, a lovely sense of well being, and can help with all the aches and pains normally associated with pregnancy. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.

Yes, you can float while menstruating. Just treat it like going to a swimming pool while on your period. Pro tip: if you happen to be using a tampon, consider coating the string with petroleum jelly (provided in the room) to prevent salt water from wicking into the tampon. Tampons will be provided in the restroom at Float Well.