Introduction Floatation Therapy:
Floatation therapy is a treatment using sensory deprivation within a floatation tank or float room. Years of well documented tests show that floatation tank therapy not only has an immediate effect on pain relief and elimination of stress, it also promotes ‘whole-brain’ thinking. Many athletes, writers and artists have experienced enormous benefits from floatation therapy utilising floatation tanks.
Perfect Relaxation is achieved in the silent warmth of the tank. Ideal for easing aches and pains or to aid in recovery from more serious injury, eg frozen shoulder, stiff neck, rugby and football injuries.
The tank is filled with warm water containing a high concentration of Epsom Salts. This means that you float and are completely supported by the water allowing every part of the body to relax, blood pressure to lower and lymphatic flow to increase. Stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline are reduced.
The tank is about the size of a double bed and has a high ceiling so you do not feel ‘closed in’. There are underwater lights if you prefer not to float in complete darkness. The float room is completely private and towels are provided.
Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy or Sensory Deprivation is the underlying principle of floatation. The tank restricts the effects of gravity, touch, temperature, sight and sound. Freed from all external stimuli on the nervous system and sense organs, the body and mind enter a perfectly balanced state.
A Spiritual Experience:
When floaters enter the chamber, they soon leave an awareness of their bodies behind. Floaters can quickly move into a calming, meditative state, which becomes the perfect springboard for a deeper spiritual experience. Like meditation, a floating session can enhance a sense of connection to the larger world outside.
Because the water’s temperature matches that of the skin, and due to the body’s weightlessness in the tank, floaters quickly lose their sense of physical boundaries. This physical detachment opens up a world of spiritual possibility.
The deeply restorative experience also leaves floaters open to ongoing spiritual and emotional wellness after their session has ended. Think of floating like a restful night’s sleep. When you wake fully rested and energized, you’re far less likely to be irritable throughout the day, more likely to listen to others, and more likely to be sensitive to your own physical needs. All of these things come together to create a more emotionally and spiritually healthy life.
Floating offers the experience of restful sleep, multiplied. Many floaters report entering a state of mental blankness when in the tank. This gives the mind, which works creatively even when we sleep, a much-needed chance to rest. This sort of down time is essential to mental wellness. Without a break from the ongoing stress of daily life, the constant swarm of thoughts our minds produce, we wear down. After a session, many floaters feel mentally, as well as physically, rested.
It’s when we are at our most peaceful and relaxed that we are most open to spiritual awakenings. Time spent in a floatation chamber is the perfect opportunity to quiet our minds, reconnect with our inner self. Mindfulness is more than a time to recharge. It’s an opportunity to hear our inner voice sing.
Floatation Prices At The Cotswold Health Centre:
- One off floatation £40 per hour
- One off floatation for a couple £45 per hour
New clients only
Book 3 1 hour floatation sessions £75 (payment made with first float)
We recommend having at least three floats one week apart to fully experience the benefits of floatation therapy.
For people who want to float on a regular basis why not become a float member
- 4 hours of floatation per month £95
- 2 hours of floatation per month £55
- 1 hour of floatation per month £35
Payment must be made by standing order each month
No need to bring anything – towels are provided. Please remove make up