Inside the floatation tank is 500kg of specially formulated salts added to 1000 litres of water, creating a 30 cm deep solution, which is heated to 35.5 degrees C (skin temperature). The temperature of the water means that once you are settled in the tank, it is virtually impossible to distinguish between parts of the body that are in contact with the water, and those that aren’t.

One of our four state-of-the-art Dreampods

One of our four state-of-the-art Dreampods

The buoyancy created by the dense Epsom-salt solution effectively removes the effects of gravity on the body, and brings the individual close to an experience of total weightlessness. Aside from outer space, this is the only environment you will encounter where your body is free from the harmful forces of gravity. With ear plugs in and, if you wish, the tank’s interior lights off, the quiet darkness allows the mind to drift into the deepest state of relaxation possible.

A huge amount of brain power is used every second in order to deal with the strain that gravity places on one’s body. Floating removes this stress, and perfectly supports your body in a cushion of silky skin-temperature liquid. Freed from all sensation of gravity, temperature, touch, sight and sound (which together account for 90% of normal neuromuscular activity), you conserve and redirect vast amounts of natural physical and mental energy.

The ultra-deep relaxation provided by floating “resets” the body’s hormonal and metabolic balance, strengthening resistance to and accelerating recovery from the effects of stress, illness, injury or strenuous exercise. With no commands needing to be sent out, the logical side of the brain is rendered redundant, and it's activity slows down until it synchronizes with the creative side. This leaves the individual in a dream-like state, akin to the thoughts experienced just before you go to sleep. In this state, the brain releases vast amounts of endorphins.

While the state of relaxation may be deep and profound, the individual’s brain stays dreamily alert. The brain gradually shifts from its usual waking beta state to generate deep alpha, theta or even delta waves, the state-of-mind that advanced meditators may reach through hours of meditation and years of training. You can achieve this in a matter of minutes just by lying back into the silky warm sea of bliss that is the floatation experience!


STEPH CURRY

The NBA champs are floating. Literally. ESPN's Sam Alipour catches up with NBA MVP Stephen Curry and Harrison Barnes to learn more about floating, a sensory-deprivation exercise that allows the Warriors to recover after games.

 

FLOAT NATION

Float Nation is a full-length documentary that provides an inside look into the world of flotation tanks.

JOE ROGAN

US comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan speaks about his experiences with the float tank.    

 

 

 

JUSTIN FEINSTEIN

Justin Feinstein is the head researcher of the Float Clinic and Research Center, a state of the art floatation research facility housed in the Laureate Institute for Brain Research.

 

THE FLOAT GURU

Reboot Float Spa's float guru takes a deeper look into the float pod. A good resource for first time floaters.

 

 

 

SENSORY DEPRIVATION

Medical practitioner, Dr Weissman, has been floating since 1986 and he speaks about the benefits and how he finds floating.

 

 


testimonials

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Karis has been floating with us since week 15 in her pregnancy.

Karis has been floating with us since week 15 in her pregnancy.

 
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Had my first float experience the other day at Float Fremantle and really enjoyed myself! Was the perfect way to relax, shake off the nerves and prepare mentally for getting on stage later (I’m a singer). I felt rested, rejuvenated, my muscles felt less sore and I had an overall feeling of calm which lasted well over 24 hours.

I suffer from psoriasis, a stress related skin condition similar to eczema and dermatitis and noticed my skin healing very quickly after the first session. My scalp problems were cured and my skin was significantly less inflamed. After finding no cure from doctors and being itchy for over a year it is so so nice to finally be feeling comfortable in my own skin again! Thanks for the float!
— Kimberley Little
Once a fortnight I go to the team at Float Fremantle for my floating fix. I consider my floats as part of my health and wellness maintenance; along with my regular Kinesiology, Reiki, Chiropractic care and Yoga. From a spiritual point of view, I feel as if climbing into the pod is like climbing into my own personal spaceship to another plain. A plain of universal oneness, of pure being. Returning to source re-energises and aligns me, so that when I step out of the pod I feel centered and supported.

From a purely physical point of view, I notice the benefits of the extended soak in the magnesium and the change in resting brain waves. The magnesium helps to heal and soothe my muscles and enables a deeper, less disrupted sleep. The change in brain waves helps me to feel focused, centered and calmer throughout my days. The team at Float Fremantle are all lovely and welcoming, I thoroughly enjoy my time spent at their special place.
— Karis Harlon
For me, floating is a therapy which continues to provide benefits long after I have come out of the pod! Whilst floating I’m in a state of tranquillity and love the immediate post float glow which lasts for hours. But that is just the beginning. As an endurance athlete (training 15-20hrs a week for half and full Ironman’s) on top of a busy full time job, I put my mind and body through a great deal every day. Since I started floating two years ago, I have noticed the following benefits (which increase the more regular I float) both in everyday life and within my training:

• A big release in tension and tightness especially in neck, back and legs which helps improve my range of motion and enhances my efficiency in all three disciplines.
• A reduction in niggles and injuries since floating. As a result, I have not had to go see health professionals to “fix” me, saving me a small fortune and time.
• Speeds up my recovery process on the week to week training loads meaning I can consistently train at my capacity.
• Speeds up recovery process after big races (minimal if any DOMS!!!)
• Sleep better for the next few days after a float.
• An improved ability to stay focused on daily and training tasks, rather than a wandering mind (but still a way to go).
• More relaxed in all facets of my life.

Over the past 15 years, I have tried a vast range of therapies, remedies and treatments to aid with the recovery process from training and in conjunction with good sleep and nutrition, floating has been the one that has given me the greatest benefits both mentally and physically. If only I could own a pod in my home!!!
— Mark Hunter