Curious about float therapy? At Floatation Wellness Centre in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, we have more than 4 years of experience with floating and are passionate about the endless health benefits associated with float tanks – we’ve experienced them first hand! Floatation therapy is a practice that people use to drift into a blissful, deep meditative state that rejuvenates your mind, body, and soul.
Your floatation experience is delivered through a super-saturated Epsom-salt solution, 25cm deep, containing 525kg of magnesium-rich Epsom-salts. Both the solution and the air within the tank is heated to skin temperature, (35.5°C) so once you begin to settle, it’s actually difficult to determine which parts of your body are in the water and which are not.
Being in the tank creates an environment similar to being in the Dead Sea. Without the feeling of temperature or movement, being in the tank gives you a total sense of freedom and leaves you completely weightless. Our state-of-the-art I-SOPOD is designed to block out all external distractions which include sight, sound, and sensations of gravity.
Floating has become increasingly popular over the years, especially in athletes and people with MS and fibromyalgia. Early research from Dr Rod Borrie, who has a PhD in Psychology and is an expert in floatation therapy, has highlighted the positive impacts of floating since the 70s, and leads a general population study called ‘The Fibromyalgia Floatation Project’ (FFP). The International Voluntary Project was created to study the efficiency of REST as a treatment for fibromyalgia and was organised by the Floatation Research Group.
Research showed that there was an overall reduction in pain intensity when floating. A study in 2012 provided evidence that floatation improves the lives of people with fibromyalgia by decreasing pain, muscle tension, anxiety, and stress. Floating also increased freedom to move, energy, mood, and quality of sleep. These improvements continued in patients with further floatation therapy sessions.
Releases pleasure giving endorphins from the brain creating a sense of happiness and well being.
Energises, revitalises and rejuvenates
Enhanced mood and problem solving capabilities.
Improves Learning and Creativity
Eliminates fatigue and jet lag
Facilitates freedom from bad habits phobias and addictions
Benefits for Athletes
Floatation therapy helps the most committed athletes train harder, more often and for longer. It's an indispensable tool for the sports professional that has to consistently dig deep and push themselves to the absolute limit because failure is not an option.
Whether it being football, rugby, bodybuilding or boxing, whatever your Sports floatation therapy helps prevent injury, reduces muscle fatigue post-training reduces adrenaline, cortisol and lactic acid in the body, it improves visualization techniques improves focus and performance. The deep relaxation delivered through the warm Epsom salt solution greatly improves sleep, the body needs sleep and rest to recover and function to its full potential. The magnesium in the salt absorbs into the body, magnesium is essential for the body to function properly. Floatation therapy is a secret weapon that some sports stars have in there arsenal to gain the competitive edge over rivals, users include Olympians Team GB and the Australian Institute of sport, Wayne Rooney floats regular to combat injury the England rugby team has been using this method as well as an array of MMA and contact sports professionals.
Stress and accumulated stress is a major factor in our busy world for disease both mental and physical. It's fair to say that a large chunk of the population suffers greatly from stress, stress causes depression, anxiety, Fibromyalgia, obesity high blood pressure and so much more. Floatation therapy has proven after numerous scientific studies to reduce and help all stress related issues to the body. It changes your brain waves from alpha, the waking hour's brainwaves to theta waves that tranquil period when you're not quite awake but not quite asleep. The fact you're in zero gravity has a massive impact as the brain is constantly doing millions of calculations in the background just filtering out some of the sensory input and computing for your balance and gravity. Being in a lightproof soundproof pod, not being able to feel the water as it's the same temperature as your skin and being weightless you are finally free and the body and mind sigh a massive relief and start to truly relax, stress chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol are released from the body by the lymphatic system and the feel-good chemicals and an array of pleasure-giving endorphins are released from the brain and flood the body with blissful results. Very few people in today's society have ever had the pleasure of being this relaxed and have such tranquillity and peace to be away from it all. All the TV, smartphones, computers, traffic and work life, but we would like to provide everyone with the opportunity to experience floating and the unique benefits our wellness centre has to offer...this is your chance to experience pure bliss and heal your mind body and soul..... tranquillity awaits.
Epsom salt has been used for centuries as a cure-all, chemical name magnesium sulphate. Floatation therapy is more than just isolating the senses to induce relaxation. It's a chance to heal the body through soaking in huge amounts of Epsom salts, people used Epsom salt in the bath in the past to reduce pain and inflammation. The effects of Epsom salt on the body are incredible and long-lasting. The salt relieves muscle pain joint pain abdominal cramps and tension headaches if you have a source of pain the float pod is sure to help. Epsom salt gives you a healthy heart, it improves circulation. Helps prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing inflammation and it lowers blood pressure further improving cardiovascular health. Magnesium sulphate supports the body's use of calcium to transport signals throughout the nervous system and helps regulate fluid in cells. Soaking in Epsom salts has massive benefits of those that suffer gout as it reduces inflammation and relieves aching throbbing joints as the magnesium sulphate is quickly absorbed through the skin...