Who Floats?

There is no such thing as a stereotypical float tank user. Our customers range from 16 to 80 years old, and come from a wide range of social and professional backgrounds.

Clients use the floatation tanks for many different purposes, including relaxation, getting rid of stress, pain relief, aiding recovering from injury, enhancing creativity and improving performance. We are particularly popular with the following groups of people.

Sportsmen and women from many varied athletic disciplines use floatation to get the most out of their training routines or to speed up recovery from injuries. In fact, the Team GB and Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) see the use of the float tank as an integral part of its athletes’ training regimes.

  • Accelerates recovery from injury
  • Ideal space for visualisation
  • Increases energy (ATP)
  • Reduces lactic acid
  • Boosts immune system

Find out more about floatation benefits for sports.

Athletes

Floating removes the stress that gravity places on the body, helping people who are hunched over a desk all day or those flying long-haul with back and neck pain and migraines.

  • Helps to eliminate stress
  • Counteracts problems caused by poor posture
  • Promotes creative whole brain thinking
  • Increases concentration
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Strengthens feelings of well being
  • Contains detoxifying Epsom salts

Find out more about floatation benefits for business.

Businessmen and women

Heavily pregnant women get enormous relief from the soothing water and the complete support that it offers. It’s a wonderful haven to escape to! Floating is very comfortable in the later stages of pregnancy, thanks to the way it alleviates the stresses that gravity places on the body. However, we recommend that, like many activities, it should be avoided in the first trimester.

Pregnant women

Being inside the floatation tank takes your brain from highly conscious alpha and beta waves to solid theta waves—the kind you would normally have right before falling asleep and just after waking up. Normally we only experience these theta waves for a few minutes, but having extended theta periods helps us to visualise better, often giving us vivid mental images. These theta waves can be a great tool in problem solving and exploring a deeper and more creative self.

Find out more about floatation and the brain.

Meditation, creativity & learning

Floating causes the body to release endorphins (the body’s own painkiller) and, in particular, beta-endorphins. These are more powerful than many prescription drugs. Sufferers of migraine, back pain, arthritis, skin disorders, insomnia, PMS, Fibromyalgia and other ailments can find relief from regular floatation. There is also evidence that floating lowers blood pressure and heartbeat rate, and can minimise the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Sufferers of pain and other ailments