Welcome to Floatation Therapy! Imagine yourself floating in a near-zero gravity state where the air and water around you is as warm as your skin. There’s no light, no sound and nothing to do but relax and let yourself be You.
Your senses are enhanced and you can tune into your mind and body, especially your heartbeat and your breathing, creating the perfect environment for mindful meditation.
Add to this a profound relaxation, relief from pain, reduced stress and anxiety, enhanced creativity and better sleep and you have something very special indeed.
What is Floatation Therapy
Floatation therapy is a treatment which uses sensory deprivation to allow your mind and body to repair and heal. It has an immediate effect on pain relief and elimination of stress, and promotes ‘whole-brain’ thinking as well as increasing our endorphins or “happy hormones”.
You’ll enjoy 60 minutes of peaceful floating in one of our state-of-the-art floatation tanks. The tank is filled with around 30cm of water in which Epsom Salts are dissolved, allowing you to float effortlessly on the surface.
The water and air inside the tank are kept at the same temperature as the surface of your skin. The interior is lightless and soundproof, freeing your senses from sight, noise, gravity and touch.
Everyone’s experience of a Float therapy session is different. As you relax and calm your mind you may feel a variety of sensations within your body. These can include tingling feelings, energy moving and you may feel different emotions, as well as becoming very peaceful, relaxed and sleepy.
It’s difficult to gauge how relaxed you are while you’re floating but you will certainly notice afterwards! Your mind will take a little while to settle down and you may be flooded with thoughts at first, even though your body is relaxing. Your brain enters a slower wave pattern, encouraging your body into full system relaxation. Oxygen is delivered to your cells more efficiently helping your brain to achieve optimal function, allowing your body to heal and rejuvenate.
Your muscles will take time to relax completely and occasionally your aches and pains may even seem to increase at first. But this is only because your usual senses of sight, sound and touch are now limited so your mind focuses on every minor sensation. It’s temporary so bear with it and these feelings will soon be soothed away.
After Your Session
Your body will balance itself and detoxify after the session. It’s important that you drink lots of water over the following few days. If possible, take in more rest and relaxation. It’s also helpful to observe your reactions, behaviour, thoughts and feelings. Many people notice a reduction in pain, an increase in energy and alertness and expreience an overall feeling of well-being.
Float Therapy Benefits
Float therapy offers amazing benefits for your mind and body and with the minimum of effort. While you float away, you will experience a deep relaxation and any stress and anxiety will dissipate. Your relaxed state will also lower your blood pressure and stimulate blood circulation, reduce pressure on your back and feet and reduce inflammation and muscle and joint pain.
Long-term, there are many other wonderful benefits of floating and with continued sessions the effects are cumulative.
On a Mind level it helps;
- relieve depression
- increase your intuition and mental clarity
- insomnia and sleep disorders
- improve your focus and concentration
- heightens creativity.
Physically it promotes;
- regular and deep sleep
- healthy digestion
- an increase in your immune health
- absorption of magnesium to optimise body function.
The Wonder of Epsom Salts
Epsom Salts offer a number of health benefits and have been used for centuries to treat many medical complaints. The salt is dissolved in water in a high concentration which provides the buoyancy you need to float. When dissolved in water, the salts release sulfates and magnesium ions which are essential for the physiological and cellular functions of your body.
The ions are absorbed through the skin and infuse your body with a much-needed calming dose of magnesium. Magnesium is an essential element to the human body and adequate amounts are often not obtained from diet alone. As well as promoting a detox of your body, they are anti-inflammatory and help clear your lymph system from bacteria.
How Many Floatation Sessions Will I Need?
You will benefit from more than one float session as the benefits are cumulative. Each session becomes more effective in balancing and relaxing your mind and body. It is possible though to enjoy a single float session now and then, much like a massage and tune up!
Usually 3 sessions are recommended to get used to the floating process. Once you have had your first session you can talk to us about how many further sessions you need and there is no pressure to have more than you want.
Many customers end up floating on a regular basis as part of their healthy lifestyle routine. Others use it to help with their mental and physical needs, such as stress or dealing with aches and pains. Or they just enjoy it for relaxing and fun! In the end the number of float sessions will depend on your personal preferences.
How Long Does a Session Last and How Much Does It Cost?
A float therapy session lasts for 60 minutes and costs £55, but you can book for up to 90 minutes if you feel ready for it!
To BOOK a Float session and for more information, visit NImaya MindStation’s Floatation Therapy page