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Floatation

1 session = £35
3 sessions = £75
5 sessions = £112.50
10 sessions = £200
20 sessions = £300

Please note 10 and 20 sessions may be split between 2 people.  3 and 5 sessions are for 1 person only -

Forget your towel - don't worry - towel hire for your float session is available for £1.

On arrival you will given full instructions on how floatation works and we will answer any questions you may have.
Just following a few simple guidelines will help you get the most out of every float.

Nothing is the best thing to wear for a float as the sensation of your swimming costume can detract from the experience.

Ten minutes of relaxing music will ease you into the float session. It usually takes about 15 minutes to enter the first stage of deep relaxation and the remaining 45 minutes pass pleasurably.

The end of your float session will be signalled by the re-introduction of music. Once inside the floatation tank you have complete control of your environment. The light switch and the door are within fingertip reach.

The Benefits

Floating is amazingly beneficial in a number of areas including:

o Stress
o Muscle pain
o Back pain – endorsed by UK Back Pain Association
o Arthritis – endorsed by UK Arthritic Association
o Rheumatism
o Insomnia
o Migraines
o Jet lag
o Injury recovery
o Breaking addictions
o Alleviating discomfort in all stages of pregnancy
o Reduce the heart rate and blood pressure
o Release the body’s natural painkillers – beta-endorphins
o Assisting healing
o Floating promotes general well-being:
o Epsom salts leave skin feeling super soft
o Promotes accelerated effective learning,
o Perfect environment to listen to self-help suggestion CDs
o Inspires creativity
o Improves athletic performance
- regularly used by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and Carl Lewis used a float tank during preparation for his gold medal long jump at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is floating?
2) How long is a float session?
3) Might I be bored or frightened?
4) What should I bring?
5) Do I need to book?
6) Will my skin go wrinkly?
7) What if I am claustrophobic?
8) Can I float if I am pregnant?
9) What if I can’t swim?
10) How much does it cost?
11) How do I know it is hygienic?
12) Is there anyone who shouldn’t float?
13) Is there anything else I should know?

1) What is floating?

Essentially, it’s spending an hour or so lying quietly in the dark, suspended in a warm solution of Epsom salts, about 10" deep and so dense that you float effortlessly. We play gentle music to help you relax. In short; it’s complete mental and physical relaxation.

Research shows that when the brain is freed from all sensations – gravity, temperature, sight, sound, touch – it enters a theta brainwave state which can normally only be achieved through deep meditation. Floating is a short cut to the beneficial effects of years of meditative training.

2) How long is a float session?

The float session will last one hour and twenty minutes including time to shower and change. However, we recommend you allow an extra 15 minutes to relax afterwards with some complementary refreshments.

3) Might I be bored or frightened?

Anyone who floats regularly will tell you how blissfully comfortable and deeply relaxed they feel whilst floating. You’re as close as you are ever likely to be to an experience of weightlessness; and, surprisingly, there is no feeling of being confined in a tight space.

4 What should I bring?

No need to bring anything except yourself and a towel.

5 Do I need to book?

Yes. Sometimes a same day float session is available but it is definitely advisable to call in advance to be sure.

6 Will my skin go wrinkly?

No. The high salt content of the water means that the water will not draw the salt from your skin causing wrinkles as happens in a long bath. In fact, the Epsom salts are actually very nourishing for the skin and yours will feel silky soft after your float session.

7 What if I am claustrophobic in the tank?

Actually, we don’t use a float tank, rather, a float room... you can stand up inside them. Also, the light is controlled from inside, giving you total control of your environment.

8 Can I float if I am pregnant?

Yes, although it is always a good idea to check with your GP first.
The weightless environment of the tank is actually greatly beneficial for expectant mothers. Stress and strain on your back and abdominal muscles is alleviated during your float. The deep state of mental relaxation is also wonderful for both mother and child. It makes for a great bonding experience.

9 What if I can’t swim?

You don’t need to swim – you will float like a cork! The density of Epsom salts in the water will support you entirely. The water is also only 10 inches deep so you can touch the bottom at any time.

10 How much does it cost?

A single session is £35. It’s important to have at least between 3 and 5 float sessions to feel the full benefits of floating. We offer pre-paid packages of 3 float sessions for £75 or 5 float sessions for £112.50

11 How do I know it is hygienic?

The high salt content of the water means that nothing harmful can live in the float environment. An advanced filtration system filters the water between each float session ensuring a totally clean, sterile environment. And we are registered and regularly checked by the local environmental health and health and safety office

12 Is there anyone who shouldn’t float?

Anyone suffering from epilepsy, schizophrenia, or acute skin disorders should avoid floating.
It is inadvisable to float during menstruation.

13 Is there anything else I should know?

Avoid shaving on the day of your float as freshly shaved skin may be irritated and thereby detract from the experience.

 
 
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