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What is floating?

Floatation therapy is the practice of lying back in one of our world-leading floatation tanks and experiencing a blissful, healing state.

How floating works

The water in each pod contains half a tonne of Epsom salt, allowing you to float effortlessly. It matches the temperature of your skin and the air, giving you the feeling of complete weightlessness. It’s usually pitch black and silent in the pod too, unless you wish to have relaxing music, or the light on.

Free from sensory input, the muscular-skeletal system and sympathetic nervous system wind down into a state of deep relaxation and serenity, in which your body and mind can heal and replenish - resulting in many benefits, like reduced stress and better sleep.

A float lasts for 1 hour, with 10 minutes of ambient music at the beginning to help you relax – or longer if you request it. You have full control of opening and closing the pod, and of the light inside it. Music starts again to signal 5 minutes before the end of your float.

At Floatworks, this all happens in your own private room, equipped with a shower, complimentary toiletries and a towel. Visit our Hair & Mirrors room for hairdryers and hair straighteners, and continue to relax in our lounge area or Relaxation Room afterwards.

NO SIGHT
NO SIGHT

When you switch the pod light off, you will experience total darkness. Some imagine the darkness as a blank canvas for your mind. You can turn the light on again at any time.

NO SOUND
NO SOUND

Our float centres and pods are designed to ensure you can experience near total silence (complete silence is scientifically impossible). 10 minutes of relaxing music start you off, and another 5 minutes signal your float is coming to an end.

NO SENSE OF GRAVITY
WEIGHTLESSNESS

Your body floats effortlessly, free from weight or pressure. This allows your muscles to relax, and your spine to realign and lengthen. It’s a relief you may not have experienced before.

NO SENSE OF TOUCH
NO SENSE OF TOUCH

The air and water in the pod are kept at the same temperature as your skin. You won’t be able to feel where the water begins and ends.

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04 October 2021

World Mental Health Day