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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.

Please take a look at the link below for more information on the benefits of floatation therapy.

Floatation Prices 
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


Benefits for athletes and after strenuous excercise

  • Deep muscular relaxation
  • Accelerates healing of injuries
  • Enhances Performance using visualisation
  • Natural endorphines are released
  • Lactic acid removal is accelerated 
  • Several local rugby players have found the tank very helpful after injury

Benefits for business people

  • Complete physical & mental de-stressing
  • Deep muscular relaxation
  • Rejuvenates energy levels
  • Enhances Creativity

Floatation therapy for students

  • Stimulates creativity
  • Promotes clarity of thought process
  • Aids accelerated learning


Medical benefits of therapy using floatation

'Relaxing in a weightless state in the silent warmth of the tank activates the body's own system for recuperation and healing'

The use of flotation therapy has a number of medical benefits. In the gravity free floating environment the body balances and heals internally as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating and flotation therapy measurably reduce blood pressure and heart rate whilst lowering the levels of stress related chemicals in the body. Old injuries and aches, (especially backache) experience relief as floating helps blood circulation. Recent medical flotation research has shown that floating improves the balance of activity between the two cerebral hemispheres of the brain to help provide a better state of physical, mental, and emotional health.