Floatation session is the free floating of the body on the surface of the water in a specialized floating cabin. This cabin is a soundproof and spacious room with dimensions of 2.4 m by 1.6 m and a height of 2 m. The size of the cabin allows it to easily fit two people. The water is only 30 cm deep and contains a healing Epsom salt solution for buoyancy. The temperature of the water and air inside the cabin, identical to the body temperature, creates a strong sensation of levitation. The body drifts in conditions of complete sensory isolation from external stimuli. Chronic headaches, spine and joint pains, muscle tension, hypertension, stress, fatigue, depression, malaise and other diseases disappear. After just a few minutes you feel the effect and positive effects of the Floating Session. Scientific research proves that an hour-long session regenerates your body equally every four hours of deep sleep. The effects are felt after the first floating session. Try it and see for yourself!
WHAT IS EPSOM SALT?
Epsom salt is known as the mineral compound of magnesium and MgSO4 sulfate. Thanks to the main component, which is magnesium, it improves concentration, reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes, improves the use of oxygen in cells, reduces the risk of blood vessel diseases, has a positive effect on the immune system, helps to eliminate inflammation, joint pain and muscle spasms. , Regulates the action of over 300 enzymes, has anti-inflammatory effect on muscles, flushes out toxins from the skin. In turn, sulfates facilitate cellular absorption of nutrients, stimulate the digestive functions of the pancreas, help detoxify the body, and soothe headaches and migraines. Bathing in Epsom salt at least three times a week helps to improve the physical image, affects the well-being and provides additional energy. Research has shown that magnesium and sulfate are easily absorbed through the skin, so taking an Epsom salt bath is the perfect way to enrich your body with these two ingredients.
WHO IS FLOATING FOR?
People suffering from chronic pain
People recovering from various types of trauma
People fighting addictions
People suffering from insomnia
People suffering from depression
People living under constant stress
HISTORY OF FLOATING
Floating was established at the turn of the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. Research on sensory deprivation was initiated by an American physician, neurologist and psychoanalyst John Cunningham Lilly. He created the prototype of the cabin that was used to conduct research on the work of the brain without stimuli. Initially, the cubicle used for scientific purposes was known as a sensory deprivation tank. In the late 1970s, Dr. Peter Suedfeld and Dr. Roderick Borrie of the University of British Columbia began exploring the benefits of using this technique. They introduced the name of REST Therapy, i.e. Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy - Therapy for Limited Environmental Stimulation. It was one of the university researchers' wives who opened the world's first Floating Center in 1979. Subsequent scientific studies have shown that floating is an effective solution for many diseases. In the world, Floating has become a popular method of relaxation, accelerated biological regeneration, reducing pain and stimulating creativity.
Low blood pressure
Women in the first trimester of pregnancy
Open unhealed wounds, cuts
Immediately after epilation
Malignant neoplasms of the skin
Severe depression or psychosis (treated psychiatrically)
Prohibition of using alcohol and psychoactive substances
Minors with parental consent
BENEFITS FROM THE SESSION
A deep state of relaxation
Reduce your stress levels
Faster recovery after exercise
Calming the mind
Increase in creativity and intuition
Health benefits include support in the treatment of depression and neuroses, treatment of arthritis, rheumatism and leg edema, cleansing the body of toxins, improving metabolism
Supporting chronic treatment processes
Regulation of blood pressure and heart rate
Positive effect on the condition of the skin and acceleration of the treatment of skin diseases (acne, cellulite, eczema)
Positive influence in the weight loss process
Strengthening the structure of hair and nails
Firming and nourishing the skin
SAFETY AND HYGIENE OF THE SESSION
Epsom salt water by itself has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. An additional protection is a built-in filtration and purification system mounted in the capsule. We check parameters such as pH, active oxygen and displacement on a daily basis. After each session, the water in the cabin is filtered. Periodically, depending on the frequency of use, the water in the cabin is completely changed. Certainly water in the floating cabin exceeds the standard of swimming pool water or jacuzzi.
How to prepare for a floating session?
BEFORE THE SESSION
Make an appointment by phone or online for a floating session. It is important that you do not depilate or shave 24 hours before the session - sensitive skin after such treatment may become irritated during the session. 2 hours before the session, do not drink coffee or consume energy drinks. Also, don't eat a heavy meal. You can take your flip flops and a towel with you. The room with the cabin, shower and toilet is at your disposal during the session, so you don't need to wear a bathing suit or take a bathrobe. If this is your first session, please come 10 minutes early so we can explain everything to you. Before entering the room with a cabin, the outerwear should be removed and the shoes changed. After the cabin operating instruction, you have 10 minutes to prepare for the session. Before entering the cabin, take a shower with cleaning agents (we provide shower gel and hair shampoo), rinse your body and hair thoroughly so that no bath products get into the cabin on the body, wash off your makeup and use the toilet. Remove jewelry and contact lenses / glasses.
DURING THE SESSION
Do not enter the cabin until the water filtration process is complete. After taking a shower, go into the booth, sit in the middle, close the door, put earplugs in and lie down gently on the water. To prevent water from getting into your eyes when you lie down on the water, try not to make waves. When you lie down in the water, let your head float freely in the water, do not tense your muscles. You will be accompanied by music for the first 10 minutes.
AFTER THE SESSION
After the session is over, you have 15 minutes to get ready to leave and leave the room. Before leaving the cabin, gently remove the salt solution from your hair and body with your hand or wait a moment for the water to drain off. Walk directly into the shower from the cabin, take any excess salt off your body with your hand and rinse your body, hair and ears with water (do not use cosmetics during the second shower). We advise you not to walk around the room after the session, so as not to slip.
Frequently asked questions
WHAT DO I HAVE TO TAKE WITH ME TO THE SESSION?
Just bring a towel and flip-flops. We provide shampoo and shower gel as well as earplugs on site. You do not need a swimsuit, the entire room with a floating cabin and a shower is at your disposal.
How is adequate cleanliness in the cabins maintained?
The water in the cabin is completely sterile. We monitor parameters such as pH, water peroxide and salt concentration on a daily basis. Between each session, the water is filtered three times by mechanical filters with very low permeability (1 micron), which guarantee the removal of all bacteria and viruses from the water. We oxidize water regularly, which also affects the clarity and purity of the solution. Additionally, salt itself is a kind of disinfectant. Moreover, if you've ever used a swimming pool or jacuzzi, you'll find that the water standards in our cabins are much higher.
Can anyone enjoy floating?
Yes, virtually anyone can enjoy floating. The only contraindications concern people who suffer from epilepsy (epilepsy), severe depression, psychosis, thrombosis, otitis; there are open wounds, skin lesions, infections on their body; people under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants.
Is fresh air supplied to the cabin?
The tank is designed not to be airtight, therefore you will have plenty of fresh air. Additionally, the tank is equipped with a fresh air circulation system that constantly supplies additional air from the room.
Can I eat before the session?
It is recommended to eat a light meal before the session. If you are planning a larger feast, do so 2/3 hours before the session.
IS IT NOT A PROBLEM TO WEAR CONTACT LENSES?
Some clients stay in the lenses during the session. We recommend taking them off before the session, as there is a possibility of a little salt water getting in and rubbing the eye will cause discomfort.
I'm afraid of the darkness and have panic attacks. WHAT IF I FREAK OUT DURING A SESSION?
The course of the session depends on how you can relax. Floating sessions allow you to calm down and calm down, which helps to get rid of fear. If you are afraid of the dark during the session - you can turn on the light in the cabin at any time (button at your fingertips). However, if your anxiety attacks are related to a disorder and you are on the advice of a psychiatrist, we advise you to consult your doctor before the session.
What if I have dyed my hair in the last few days?
We recommend a one-week break between the treatment and the session because when you dye your hair, the color could fade and color the water in the cabin. Make-up is also washed off completely before entering the cabin
IS ONE SESSION ENOUGH?
The benefits of the session are felt after the first time. However, in the first session you will not experience all the benefits to the maximum extent as your mind and body are just getting acquainted with the new conditions and starting to function for the first time in an environment without external stimuli. The effects are very noticeable after just 3 sessions. Your mind will calm down, your body will relax, tensions will decrease and stress will be minimized. If you suffer from backache, joint pain or migraines, your pain perception will be significantly reduced. Regular use gives you long-term benefits and works for your mind and body between sessions as well.
WILL I FALL UP DURING A SESSION?
The water temperature is about the same degree as your outside body temperature (34.8 degrees), as long as you don't have a fever. Throughout the session, the water temperature is kept at a constant level so that there is no cooling effect.
HOW MUCH DOES A FLOATING SESSION TAKE?
By default, the session lasts an hour. The whole cycle of such a session lasts 1 hour 25 minutes because before entering the water you have 10 minutes to shower and prepare, and after the session you also have 15 minutes to shower, dry your hair, etc. Longer, non-standard sessions are also possible.
Can children use the treatments?
Yes, but only under the care of an adult.
IS A SWIMWEAR AND SWIMSUIT NEEDED?
Wearing a cap is not recommended as it may interfere with relaxation. There is no need to wear a swimsuit. The room in which the cabin is located is exclusively at your disposal.
WHAT IF I CANNOT SWIM?
You don't need swimming skills to be able to float. The water depth is only 25 cm, and additionally, the high salinity of the water makes you float on the water.
IS IT QUIET IN THE CAB?
The room in which the cabin is located is very quiet. The cabin itself is made of a material that greatly minimizes incoming sounds. This isolates the cabin from sounds so you can experience deep relaxation.
WHAT IF I HAVE A CLAUSTROPHIA?
The interior of the cabin is very large and spacious - it is 2.4 meters long, 1.4 meters wide and 2 meters high. Even people with strong claustrophobia do not feel discomfort. There is a light switch in the cabin that can be pressed at any time during the session, you decide to turn it on and off. Additionally, you can leave the cabin door ajar. Inside the cabin there is a button calling for service. It is possible to see the room and the cabin before you decide on a session.
HOW OFTEN AND HOW LONG CAN I FLOAT?
It depends on the inner need. You can use the sessions once, twice a week and once a month. Athletes use the session after each major physical exertion, and people who have stressful work, apart from regular floating, use the cabin, e.g. before an important meeting / meeting. A standard session lasts 60 minutes.
I'M PREGNANT, CAN I USE A SESSION?
Pregnant women can use the cabins, however you should consult your doctor first if you are in the first trimester. In addition, pregnant women can experience relaxation in this way, relieve the spine and experience many pleasant emotions associated with hearing their baby's heartbeat.
CAN I EXIT EARLY?
Of course, you can leave at any time.
CAN I SLEEP IN THE CAB?
During deep relaxation, which takes place during a floating, it is very common to fall asleep and it is completely safe. The end of the session in the cabin is always signaled by the music playing and the start of water filtration.