History of Floating
Invented in the mid 1950′s by neuroscientist Dr John Lilly, flotation therapy tanks were originally named “sensory deprivation tanks,” and sometimes “isolation tanks.”
Over the years, the name was changed to float tanks or flotation therapy tanks. Although floating was invented in the United States, it has grown quickly over the past two decades in Europe. You can now easily float around the world.
It enables us to drift into the elusive Theta state, which is hard to achieve. Flotation REST has many physical and mental benefits because it provides an unparalleled level of relaxation. Floating in a flotation tank triggers a deep relaxation response, much deeper than normal sleep.
Floating subtly changes our body chemistry, creating profound benefit for an individual’s emotional balance. Negative emotions such as anxiety and fear are replaced by positive feelings of empowerment, confidence, and well-being.
As a person floats, the brain waves slow down into theta frequencies, a state of tranquillity, creativity and very deep relaxation. While in the Theta state, the mind is capable of deep and profound learning, healing, and personal growth.
My husband surprised me with a Float session at 13 weeks pregnant having heard it was a great therapy during pregnancy. Off the back of that session, I booked a package to spread out during the rest of my pregnancy. Floating during pregnancy is an amazing experience and something I would recommend to everyone when expecting.
When you get further into pregnancy, especially the third trimester, you feel heavy and tired so the weightlessness you feel in the float tank is extremely relieving and you really do feel like you have much more energy after a session. I have also suffered from some Sciatica and floating allows my hips to fully relax and realign. However all those benefits aside, just being able to lay safely on your back in the dark for any period of time is worth every single penny!
I had my prize-winning float today and all I can say is wow! What an experience. Beautiful Clean and welcoming, the venue sets you up for a wonderfully relaxing time and that is before you get to experience ‘The Pod’. For a whole hour, I was completely pain-free and totally relaxed in a warm and serene environment. Can’t wait to go again and would highly recommend a visit
Spotless clean with welcoming and friendly staff. Love the orbit pods, much better than other centres I've been in where they are small and you keep bumping off the sides. Can't wait for next one.
My friend and I had our first Float session today, I had my doubts but decided to give it a go. So glad I did!! Loved it! The staff were friendly and helpful, explaining everything very clearly and gave us a little tour around. The rooms are spacious, warm and clean. The tanks are large and the water is the perfect temperature to let all your cares float away. Will definitely be going back!
This was my first experience at Float UK, and what an amazing experience it was, one to be repeated again and again. Not only do I feel extremely relaxed and at peace, my skin feels so soft to touch.
The staff are warm and welcoming and do what they can to help enhance your experience from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone of my friends and family as a must!!
Thank you Float UK!
Had my first float today and what a great experience it was. Was a little nervous as didn't know what to expect, yet the staff were so helpful, explained everything and made me feel at ease. I find it very hard to relax and came out feeling so chilled. Thank you so much for this experience, I will definately be back and will highly recommend to all
Everything explained fully and clearly. You are given your own lockable room with shower and pod. Shower products are natural and smell lush. Pods are huge.. you're given a head halo to help you float/relax.
The pod doors are very straightforward and easy to open & close. Music and coloured lights start to help you relax, the coloured lights gradually getting darker until totally darkness (for those who don't like total darkness there is a button to switch on lights if you want). Very relaxing experience!
I actually switched off and deeply relaxed even with a 30min session. My back felt better and skin felt softer. Can’t wait to have another session!!
My first time and I loved it, the girls explained everything to me, then once I was in the pod I was in heaven. I'm ready for bed now I'm so relaxed. Can't wait to come back
The Second time I have been here and it is the best experience you could possibly want. You come out relaxed and chilled beyond what you could imagine, and it is fantastic for sports recovery injuries too. Great team that work here too. People need to try this!