What to Expect
on your first float
We have the largest float tanks in New Zealand
No need to worry about claustrophobia – in fact we help people overcome a large range of phobias. You amygdala, the part of your brain that controls fear and anxiety, quiets down while you float. One of our owners used to struggle with claustrophobia and bought the biggest float tanks he could find in the industry. In fact, our tanks are so big that we often have couples float in them. If you get nervous in small spaces, we’d love to work with you to overcome this fear. See Clinical Research for anxiety
You WILL float
Our body temperature water is almost twice as dense as the dead sea due to a very high amount of Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulphate). You’ll feel neither hot or cold – in fact your brain eventually loses track of your external body and only focuses on what’s going on inside – PURE mindfulness. This is called active interoception and is the driving force behind much of the peer-reviewed research currently underway examining why floating is such an effective natural therapy.
No need to bring anything
We provide earplugs, towels, a facecloth, makeup remover, vaseline, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your first appointment so that we can go through our induction. Here’s our step-by-step Quickstart Sheet:
What Is Floating?
Understand the clinical neuroscience behind it
High Performing Athletes
- Stress Reduced By 80% 80%
- Anxiety Reduced By 70% 70%
- Pain Reduced By 65% 65%
Our Research Results
From time to time we conduct some of our own internal research with some clients and the results have looked really promising. While this isn’t clinical peer-reviewed research you might be interested in some of the research done by clinical neuroscientists, psychologists and universities.