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Floatation/Sensory Deprivation Therapy

Hydrotherapy at {PRACTICE NAME}We at The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay) are very proud to present the first ‘Float SPA’ in the U.K. – a scientifically proven, time-efficient method of unwinding and regenerating from the daily grind.

Floating is a means of intense relaxation, based on the perfect state experienced in our foetal existence. The beneficial effects of floating mimic those found in nature (the Dead Sea in Jordan), known for its high salt concentration, attracts thousands of visitors each year to relax and treat various medical conditions by immersing themselves in the water. A floatation pod combines this natural healing phenomenon with modern technology, making it accessible in an urban environment.

The designers at ‘float SPA’ have engineered their floatation pods to induce maximum relaxation and rest. They envisioned the units looking like pebbles lying on a sandy beach. Nature, serenity, balance and harmony are notions that come to mind upon admiring the Float SPA’s interior and exterior design. Warm and comforting earth tones, organic forms, natural materials and soothing scents are used to contribute to the total relaxation experience.

Floatation Therapy Explained

Float spa at {PRACTICE NAME} Floatation therapy is a powerful stress relief and wellness tool, offering multitude of physical and mental benefits. During a floatation session, the client rests within a sensory-controlled environment, floating on the surface the water which is super-saturated with Epsom salt. This experience is both highly nourishing for the skin, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating for the body and mind. It reduces harmful stress hormones, alleviates pain and tension, and stimulates the release of beneficial endorphins within the brain.
When all external stimuli are removed, the human brain goes into what is called the ‘Alpha’ or ‘Theta’ brainwave state. This is the state which directly precedes sleep, and is similar to the state induced by relaxation training, hypnosis, meditation, yoga and massage, both from a psychological and physical perspective.

One primary result of floating, is allowing the client a short amount of time to be free from the effects of gravity. Muscles and joints are relieved of their load, enabling them to relax completely. While floating, the body is in a state of weightlessness, due to the water’s high Epsom salt concentration, which allows the client to float effortlessly on the surface of the water. Each floatation pod blocks all noise and light, thereby creating an atmosphere free of any distractions, resulting in complete physical and mental unwinding. The fewer distractions there are, the more intense the regenerative effect on the body.

This weightless, stimulus-free environment frees the brain from the constant task of orienting the body in space (proprioception) and processing sensory input. By creating a kind of neurological gap, the brain and nervous system are automatically redirected to the task of deep relaxation and restoring balance (homeostasis) in the mind & body.

Man having a floatation therapy session at {PRACTICE NAME}Benefits of Floating

University research has confirmed the anecdotal experiences of people taking part in floatation therapy:
dramatic reduction in circulating stress hormones; downshifting of the mind from normal waking consciousness (beta state) or hyperactive consciousness (gamma state) to a more serene and meditative state of conscious (alpha or theta state); holistic balancing of the body and mind; as well as noticeable physical benefits to nearly every organ of the body. However, individual results may vary.

A single floatation session yields immediate benefits. The detrimental effects of stress on the body are dissipated: tense muscles relax, and the mind is able to let go and relax into a state of deep calm. These effects can last for days or weeks, and successive floatation sessions have cumulative effects.

I loved the Float Spa experience, two days later and I still feel de-stressed! Will definitely be back again! Kimberly H.

Target Audience

Floating is for everyone. Business people, students, tired employees, athletes, and people affected by skeletal and joint conditions, respiratory symptoms, or those just simply wishing to unwind.

Floatation Therapy in some rare instances may prove unsuitable for people suffering from specific health conditions e.g. (severe skin conditions, schizophrenia, panic attaches, etc.). As such if there is any concern we would recommend consulting with your G.P. prior to booking.


The Float SPA® system provides unparalleled hygiene, essential for customer satisfaction. Before and after every client session, the total volume of water is cleaned twice using four different methods. If there is no flotation session during the day, the Float SPA tank automatically circulates and cleans the water several times a day.

The water regeneration process consists of chemical, mechanical and UV cleaning methods, achieving a perfect result. The pod’s antibacterial material and the disinfection performed on the inner surface of the float tank after each session provide a clean, safe environment for the perfect relaxation experience.

We invite you to immerse yourself in an Oasis of calm.