What is Floatation Therapy

on March 26, 2021

Floatation therapy is the practice of lying back in one of our original float rooms and experiencing the blissful, profoundly relaxing, healing state of complete sensory rest.

The scientific term is “sensory deprivation” but in reality, it is an experience rich in inner beauty and serenity.

This environment allows an individual to float effortlessly on the surface of the water. The primary function of the isolation tank is to eliminate as many of the external senses as possible.

Float therapy provides the perfect sensory conditions for deep relaxation of the body and mind. By immersing yourself in an Ocean Float Room, you are effortlessly floating in a warm Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) solution, with no sound, no light, and with the solution and air at body temperature simulating the ultimate experience of nothingness. This allows the brain to enter a meditative state free from external sensory input. Floating can help with re-building neurological pathways while also alleviating the damaging effects of overactive stress hormones.

Post floaters experience for several days after of feeling relaxed, euphoric yet energised and revitalised all at the same time.

Many years of well documented experiments has shown overwhelmingly that floatation therapy provides immediate and powerful benefits.  Frequently after 1 float, but certainly within several, flotation has an immediate effect on pain relief and the elimination of stress, whether physical, emotional, or psychological/mental. It is a godsend for pregnant women, especially those in the 3rd trimester, as well as anyone suffering from addictions, or habits they are trying to break.

Floatation therapy benefits for sports people and athletes

Floating takes the pressure of gravity off joints and muscles and your body is put into a high state of physical relaxation.

  • Deep muscular relaxation
  • Accelerates healing of injuries.
  • Enhances Performance using visualisation.
  • Boosts the immune system
Floatation therapy benefits for business people

Floatation gives the brain opportunity to enter a deeper state of rest and relaxation than sleep provides.

  • Complete physical & mental de-stressing
  • Deep muscular relaxation
  • Rejuvenates energy levels.
  • Enhances Creativity
Floatation therapy for students

Whilst floating, the brain works to focus on recently learned skills and information, making it a great way to process and retain information.

  • Stimulates creativity.
  • Promotes clarity of thought process.
  • Memory function
  • Verbal processing

Sensory deprivation therapy is achieved through removing close to 100% of all external stimulation, thereby freeing up huge areas of the subconscious mind. Gravity is neutralised through the super buoyant Epsom salt water, and the remaining senses are calmed through silence, darkness, (unless the floater prefers a soft light in the beginning) minimising skin sensation and temperature control.

As a result, the floater drifts into the deepest relaxation one can experience. It is a state deeper than sleep. There is often no awareness of the body. The effect of this experience is rapid and powerful relief of stress on all levels, as well as the other benefits.

Richard CampbellWhat is Floatation Therapy