Floatation Therapy is essentially a method of achieving deep relaxation by spending an hour or more lying quietly in darkness, suspended in a warm solution of Epsom salt. It is like no other experience on Earth and many describe as like floating though outer space. The reduction in sensory input causes our brainwaves to slow down and allow us to drift into a meditative theta state.
The most common reports are profound peace and relaxation, a feeling calmness, a reduction of stress, deep concentration and creativity, and reduction of physical pain and tension.
The concept of Floatation Therapy is based on the theory that around 90% of the brains workload is caused by the effects of our environmental stimulation; gravity, temperature, touch, light, sound. Even when sleeping – the mind is receiving signals from those parts of the body that are touching the bed & covers, temperature on skin, sounds & gravity.
When all of these stimuli are removed our mind has a lot less work to do and therefore our brainwaves will naturally start to slow down, it’s like meditation but much less challenging. You may experience a prolonged feeling of rejuvenation and a deep sense of calm when you float with us; it is often described as like being reset.
The weightlessness combined with the benefits of Epsom salts (an amazing source of magnesium) creates an ideal environment for injury recovery as well as potentially providing relief from muscular pain & tension. Removing all the pressure from your muscular and skeletal system simultaneously allows for blood flow optimisation and tensions and soreness to ease.
Favoured by elite athletes to improve performance, enhance focus and recover in between competing. Floating could give you a powerful competitive edge!
The i-sopod has quickly become the most advanced and sought after pod in the world and here at Zero Gravity we have four of them! This makes us the joint largest Float Centre in the UK.
The i-sopod is a revolutionary float pod packed with superior features and technologies. It is the biggest on the market at 8ft 6 long by 5ft 6 wide with lots of space to manoeuvre around meaning you do not feel claustrophobic and you can get in and out whenever you like. You control the opening of the pod and even the light, to ensure your experience is right for you.
Each pod has an under-body heater to maintain a constant temperature during your float, so that you don’t get cool during your float sessions.
There is around 10 minutes of music to help you relax, then the music resumes 5 minutes before the end. We control the music from reception and there are a range of tracks available. If you prefer to float without music, just tell us beforehand.