A float tank is like a large bath or spa. It is fibreglass, and long enough for you to lie in and high enough for you to sit up in. It has a lid (which you can choose to leave open), to reduce light and sound in the tank. Ideally, the tank is completely dark, quiet and warm.
When you float with us, friendly staff are right outside, and you feel safe with a light and call button located in the tank. We are proud that our float tanks are designed and manufactured right here in Australia, by Apollo.
Floating in a tank is different to floating in a pool or the ocean, and it is different to lying in your bed, or on the floor. When you float in a float tank, the environment is ideal for complete physical and mental relaxation. Your body is completely supported by the salt water.
Floating has been used therapeutically for several decades, and there are many health benefits to floating. If you float regularly, you may find that your need to visit other practitioners decreases, as you won’t be as stressed or tense as previously.
You will experience the benefit of floating after one float. You will probably feel very relaxed (perhaps almost sleepy) for the day after your float, and you will probably sleep very deeply that night.
Studies have shown that optimal health benefits (better sleep, lower stress levels, lower blood pressure) are achieved and maintained into the long term when you float about three times a month. If you’re not sure about floating, or would like to trial how it can fit in your life, try our float passes (1 float, 3 floats or 10 floats). Our float memberships (6 or 12 months) are designed to give you the best value for optimal health.
We know you won’t regret your time spent in our tanks and in our relaxing tea room! Whether you float every week, once a year, or only once, we will be happy to support you on your float journey.
What if I fall asleep – will I drown? While there are certain times that floating isn’t recommended, generally floating is 100% safe. You will probably fall asleep, but the salt water is so buoyant that you cannot drown.
We don’t recommend floating:
We won’t let you float:
The high salt concentrations may damage some swimmers/clothes, and additionally you will feel clothes pressing on your skin! The ideal float is fully without sensation, including clothes, so most people float in their birthday suits. The private float rooms are secure and lockable, and we provide robes for you if you need to use the bathroom during a float.
However, feel free to wear loose fitting clothing if it makes you feel more comfortable.
If there is a possibility that you may need assistance getting into or out of the flotation tank we ask that you do wear a bathing suit.
Absolutely! Float tanks are cleaner than your average public pool or spa.
We filter the water completely after each use. We also test for nasties regularly, however, the dark tank and high salt concentration doesn’t support growth or life… you won’t be exposed to anything other than magnesium sulphate (which will only soothe and relax your muscles) and warm water.
One of the great things about floating is that you are in control of your float.
You may leave the light on, or turn it off. You may leave the door open, or close it if you wish. Plenty of fresh air enters the tank through vents. The tank is larger than a single bed, and high enough for you to sit up in, so it really isn’t that small. We will help you acclimatise and settle in, and then you choose your level of sensory deprivation.
The best results are achieved in a completely dark and sound-free environment, but you will still absorb plenty of muscle-relaxing magnesium, and feel very refreshed floating the way that is most comfortable for you. There is also an internal light that you can operate from inside the tank, and turn on any time you need to.
We provide towels, robes, body wash, shampoo and conditioner, and ear plugs. Bring whatever you might need after a shower: comb, moisturiser etc, and don’t forget your contacts case (you shouldn’t float wearing contact lenses) or glasses case.
You may leave your belongings in the private bathroom and we can ensure they are safe while you float, or you may take them into the float room with you.
Avoid caffeinated drinks at least 2 - 3 hours before your visit.
Do not shave or wax prior to your visit as the salt water can irritate sensitive skin.
If you wear contacts or glasses, bring the necessary case and or solution to store these safely during your float.
We provide soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and a towel for your convenience. But if you have a preference for your own brands, please feel free to bring these along.
Most definitely! In fact, you’ll wish you’d started floating earlier! The water in the tank is not too hot (only around 35 degrees), and in modified position, floating can help ease the strain of carrying your baby (and your baby will be floating too!).
We don’t think there are any risks, but we do ask that you check with your practitioner first.
We don’t think so, but everyone is different! An average float is for one hour, and similarly to meditation, you may go through various emotions and have some strong recurring thoughts. This is completely normal, and part of the process of floating – floating will help you to de-stress and release unwanted thoughts and emotions.
If you are worried, you are free to end the float early, or simply turn on the light for a while. Alternatively, we recommend bringing a friend to your first float (we have two tanks available to be booked at the same time), so you can meet and share stories in our tea room after. We are here to help guide you, so please let us know if you have any concerns. What you experience in the float tank will probably help you “make sense” of things occurring in your life… it is a bit like therapy, but more relaxing!
None! At worst, you may feel bored (this is normal! And you will still be experiencing the benefits of floating – better sleep, reduced blood pressure and reduced stress).
At best, you will feel peaceful, calm (maybe euphoric!) and relaxed. Each float is different, but you can be assured that you are safe and that you are doing yourself a huge favour just by being there.
If you consider yourself claustrophobic, you can imagine your space as large and open as outer space. The tank includes a forced air silent ventilation system. You may also simply push the door open at any time to help ground yourself or even leave it propped open.
Experience shows that even if you do need to open the door a little to begin with, your mind will acclimatise over time to the environment.
Reflexology is a relaxing and therapeutic foot massage. Reflexologists believe that the treatment stimulates the body’s own natural healing processes. Points on the foot – “reflexes” – correspond to specific parts of the body. Gentle massage of the reflexes can enervate the body, reduce stress and anxiety and promote healing.
Because reflexology treats the whole body through the feet, it is possible to treat conditions of the circulatory system, muscular system, lymphatic system, endocrine system and skeletal system. Reflexology massage is completely safe during pregnancy, and can provide relief from many pregnancy symptoms.
Reflexology is NOT a foot massage.
Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally. The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field.
You don’t need to be ill to benefit. Therapy is helpful for preventive care, alleviates stress, and can bring on overall wellness.
Reflexology therapy is used primarily to relieve stress. Stress can be the seed for many various diseases and illnesses. It can relax the body to foster optimal function.
Disclaimer – Reflexology cannot diagnose illnesses, prescribe or change medication or herbal remedies. Reflexology can complement traditional therapies.
At all sessions, clients are fully dressed, but the socks and shoes are removed. Feet and/or hands then wiped with hand wipes. The client lays down on a massage table for the session. Powder and lotion can be used during the session.
Many people find sessions, for the most part, very relaxing. It is not uncommon for clients to fall asleep. Some will begin to perspire due to toxins releasing.
The pressure that applied to the feet and hands is firm, but not painful. If there are tender spots, many times, these are signs of energy blocks at the corresponding body points. The Reflexologist will continue to work the tender spots until energy blocks are released. At any time if the pressure becomes too uncomfortable, let the Reflexologist know.
For people who have ticklish feet, no need to worry, the pressure is a firm touch.
Directly after a session, clients may feel very rested and in a relaxed state of mind. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that she or he is fully alert before proceeding to drive a car.
Clients may see results after one or two sessions. For maximum results, it is suggested that clients have one session per week for four to five consecutive weeks. At the end of the fourth session, an evaluation will take place for health improvement, sessions then are determined to be spaced out.
Yes, gift vouchers expire 12 months from the issue date.
Yes we do. You can find our gift vouchers page here.
You are able to change your booking online at least 24 hours before your float, or call us and we can help you.
If for some reason you need to cancel your float (and cannot reschedule), we will refund your booking in full if you give us 48 hours notice. All cancellations within 48 hours of the booking will be charged full price. This is because we value our time, and our other clients. Please understand.