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What is floating?

Benefits of floating

Frequently asked questions

What is Floating?

Floating can help with the following areas:

  • Pain Management
  • Stress Management
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Health
  • Mental Well-being
  • Creativity
  • Mental Performance
  • Athletic Performance

Floating is designed to increase physical and mental well-being through deprivation of the senses. The process itself is completely natural, and simpler than you might think. It involves lying in a tank filled with body temperature water and enough Epsom salts to keep you buoyant. The tank is also completely dark and soundproof, resulting in sensory deprivation. This minimises activity in the brain, and allows your mind and body to fully relax. Each float session is a great investment of time too. While sessions last just 60 minutes, the benefits can actually be much longer lasting.

It has also been proven that the more you float, the more strongly you will experience the benefits. It is recommended to book at least three float sessions initially, as this allows you to properly adjust to the experience and get the most out of it. If you have never floated before, you can save with our three float starter pass.

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Benefits of floating

Floating has been proven to produce a range of both physical and mental benefits. Many people also find that the more they float, the more strongly these benefits are felt. Over the several weeks following your float, you are likely to experience the following effects.

RESTORES ENERGY

Just one hour of floating is comparable to 6-8 hours of sleep.

RelieveS Stress & Anxiety

Floating helps combat anxiety & depression by minimizing your stress hormone production.

ReduceS Pain & Stiffness

Oxygenating your body, floating helps improve blood flow to the brain, organs, and limbs.

Faster Injury Recovery & Rehabilitation

There have been many instances of professional athletes recovering from injury weeks ahead of schedule due to regular floating.

ImproveS Sleep

While floating, endorphins are released through your system, and your mind is relaxed. As blood pressure and heart rate regulation is also improved, many people report having the best sleep of their lives after a float session.

IncreaseS Mental Clarity

Floating helps you release all the mental clutter of everyday life. This allows you to focus with no distractions. Floating also stimulates the right side of the brain, inspiring creativity.

ImproveS Athletic Performance

Floating allows lactic acid to pass out of the muscles faster, while studies have shown it also helps improve focus and athletic skill.

ImproveS Circulation

Floating increases blood flow throughout the body. When circulation is improved, it can help to loosen stiff and sore muscles 

Frequently asked questions

Floating is fantastic for those with high stress jobs, chronic pain, athletes, pregnant women, those who have trouble sleeping, and anyone who feels they would benefit from being able to take some time out and relax.

Mind & Body

Floating increases endorphin levels, which relate to feelings of happiness. Along with other physiological processes, this can balance the natural levels of hormones in the body to help with pain, anxiety, and stress levels.
The temperature of the water (body temperature) makes it almost impossible to know what part of your body is in or out of the water when you float. Along with the silence and darkness, your body is in a state of sensory deprivation. This means that the areas of the brain which are normally overloaded through the day with light and noise are not processing as much information. This state is one of tranquility and calmness, allowing full physical and mental relaxation.

Athletes

Reduction in cortisol levels can help reduce muscle pain and soreness, aiding in recovery time. Floating before an event can also help with visualisation and improve your mental clarity. Other benefits for athletes include increased endorphin levels, improved circulation and removed lactic acid.

Pregnancy

You are able to float if you are pregnant, however it is recommended that you consult your GP or midwife first. The weightlessness can help relieve pregnancy related back and pelvic pain. Floating is known to improve sleep and reduce stress through the release of endorphins and balance of cortisol levels.

Unfortunately, you cannot float if you:

  • Have just shaved or waxed
  • Have had a spray tan or used tanning products three days prior
  • Have recently dyed your hair (please ask us for more details regarding this)
  • Have a tattoo that is not fully healed
  • Have any open wounds, herpes, or infectious diseases
  • Are breastfeeding or menstruating
  • Are incontinent or have diarrhoea
  • Are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Have epilepsy
  • Have serious heart conditions or kidney disease
  • Have allergies to salts

Single 60 Minute Float: $90

Express Float (45 Minutes): $60

Three 60 Minute Floats: $240

Introductory 3 Float Package: $175

Your Float experience includes 60 minutes of floating, and 30 minutes to shower before and after. A bath towel and organic hair and body products are provided for you.

No, we provide everything you’ll need for your float. We only ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes early so we can talk you through the process and answer any of your questions.

Floating often provides a range of physical and mental benefits for each person. You may even find that you experience benefits other than those we have listed. This is actually quite common. The floating process is so effective because it simply allows your mind and body to reset and recharge naturally, rather than relying on external sources.

See Our List Of Benefits

Yes! The water has a very high concentration of Epsom salts, meaning you will always stay afloat, with no effort at all required. The water is also heated to body temperature, so you’ll eventually forget about the water completely!

People often find it difficult to ‘switch off’, and thoughts will run through your head at a million miles an hour. This is actually perfectly normal. During your first few floats this may happen, so it is good to have a strategy. Think of a place or memory where you recall being very relaxed, and focus on how that felt. When you notice your mind has wandered, acknowledge it and bring yourself back to your relaxing memory or thought.

You could also try a simple mental body scan. Start at your head and slowly work your way down the body, being aware of what you do or don’t feel. Notice where you might feel tightness or tension, notice how weightless you feel, and allow each part of you to relax. Mindfulness is great when you are floating, and we are happy to guide you through this if you like.

Not everyone will fall asleep when they float (although it is perfectly safe to fall asleep, as you will stay buoyant because of the Epsom salt concentration). The aim of floating isn’t necessarily to fall asleep. Floating with no stimulation from noise, light or the effects of gravity allows your body and mind to relax. This makes it the perfect time to practice some mindfulness, tune into your body, or just enjoy being able to take some time out with no expectations on you.

  • When you arrive, you will be taken through to the float room, where we will ask all the necessary questions, explain the floating process, and then leave you in privacy to enjoy your experience.
  • You will shower before you enter the pod to rinse off anything that may be on your skin or in your hair to ensure the pod hygiene is maintained.
  • Once you step in to the pod, you’ll close the lid and lie back and start to float.
  • There will be gentle music playing and some lighting initially, which will be turned off to allow you to float in sensory deprivation.
  • The water is maintained at body temperature, and filled with Epsom Salts to allow you to float effortlessly with full relaxation.
  • It may take you some time to allow your mind and body to fully relax and move in to a meditative state – this is very normal.
  • Toward the end of your float, gentle music will start to play again and the lighting will change to bring you back to the present.
  • Once you step out of the pod, you’ll shower to wash the salt from your hair and body with our organic products.
  • We have an area outside of the float room to be able to apply any finishing touches. This allows us to clean and prepare the room.
  • We recommend you hydrate with water following your float, and you are welcome to take some time to relax in our waiting room before you leave.

Don’t worry, even people who experience extreme claustrophobia have no problems during their float session. Because your senses are being rested and your mind is in a state of relaxation, you won’t feel like you’re in a confined space. Instead, you will feel free, as though you are floating in space! 

Testimonials

Chiefs Halfback Brad Weber

Athlete Jordon Webber

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Introductory package

It is recommended by Float experts to start with two or three sessions in a fairly short period to experience the benefits more comprehensively. A lot of people who have never floated before are a bit uncertain of what to expect, and are unsure about 60 minutes of floating in complete silence.

With that in mind, we have created an Intro to Floating package which includes:

  • 2 x 45 Minute Floats
  • 1 x 60 Minute Float

These initial three sessions are available for a total of just $175.

Allow your mind and body to become familiar with the environment and adjust to the new sensations. We are confident your Float experiences will become more and more profound, and you will love it just as much as we do.

To book your Introductory Package, simply select a time for your first float session by clicking below. We can then discuss further times with you in person. Payment is not required until after your first session.