Floatation Tank Therapy Melbourne

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Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

The benefits of sensory deprivation have been well documented. Treating everything from an improved sense of well being to relief from both chronic and acute pain, sensory deprivation can benefit almost anyone.

Relieve Pain

Removing the effects of gravity
allows for the release of musclar
tension and postural realignment

Reduce Stress

Step away from your daily stresses.
Floating induces a state of total
relaxation and peace

Highten Creativity

Reducing anxious thoughts and
distractions helps you enter a
creative flow state

Increase Focus

Total seperation from daily
distractions increases focus and
mental clarity, allowing for peak
performance

Improve Sleep

The deep relaxation of the mind and
body that floating provides can
greatly reduce insomnia

Increase Energy

Floating can be a deeply restful and
rejuvinating experience, increasing
energy and mood levels

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. The water is filtered 3.75 times with Ultraviolet, Chemical and micron filters and we purify the water between every single use. Clean tanks are among our highest priorities.
A. Everything you need will be provided. If you wear contacts we recommend bringing a case for them.
A. Although floating can take some getting used to for the first time, most say it’s a very relaxing experience.
A. No special preparation is required. We recommend avoiding caffeine for 90 minutes before the float if possible. Also avoid shaving or waxing a couple days before floating, as the salty water can cause some stinging if it contacts irritated skin.
A. The water is quite shallow - between 230mm and 235mm deep. In addition, the super saturation of Epsom salt will let you float effortlessly with no special technique or know how.
A. If you are concerned about any medical condition, please consult with your doctor before floating. That being said, many doctors recommend floating for a variety of ailments.

Float Packages

Whether you just want to give floating a try or want to commit yourself to exploring sensory deprivation on a deeper level, we offer affordable packages that can make the benefits of floating available to most budgets.

Our most popular packages are listed below, but all options can be customized upon request. Just call us at 03 9870 4777 for more information.

Introductory
Special

Introductory Package: 3 Floats
$149

Package of 3 hour long floats

Who Is It For?

Newcomers. It's best to start with several sessions to allow the effects to sink in.

Time: 3 Hours

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Casual

Single Float
$75

A single hour long session

Who Is It For?

Anyone who wants to quickly relieve stress and reduce pain.

Time: 1 Hour

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Membership

Monthly memberships from
$65 per month

One monthly float for one

Who Is It For?

Those who want to experience the deepest benefits of floating, which require frequent use

Time: 12 Hours

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Managing Your Stress Through Float Therapy

 

Often today’s society thrives on performance and often we feel competitive in our tasks and sometimes end up competing with ourselves. We look for validation from how other people perceive us. In our pursuit of approval from our peers, we forget to take care of ourselves. This way of thinking leads to an increase in our stress levels, draining us physically, mentally and emotionally.

There are lots of ways to cope with stress. Many people use breathing exercises. Some turn to meditation. One of the emerging methods of coping with stress is float therapy, which helps in achieving a state of tranquillity.

This state of tranquillity can only be reached once you manage to completely relax. To completely relax is to calm both your mind and body. When your mind is calm, your body reacts by loosening the tension in your muscles. In the same way, when your body is not tense, it’s easier for your mind to be at peace. Achieving a balance of the two will let you completely relax and unwind.

Float therapy helps you achieve this balance easily and effortlessly. With float therapy, you become completely cut off from sensory experiences, such as sight, sound, and smell. This sensory deprivation has been shown to lower cortisol levels, increase creativity and relieve muscle tension.

Since your mind is free from the constant bombardment of outside stimuli through your senses, it can now focus on inner healing. Your mind reaches the theta state, allowing it to rest and rejuvenate without unnecessary strain. Also, your cells and tissues regenerate at a much faster speed, restoring your body to its optimal form.

If you want to try an effective way to relax and be free from stress, visit Urban Float. Urban Float floatation tanks in Melbourne are specifically designed to help you relax and unwind. Call  03 9870 4777 to book a session with us or visit our float centre today!

 

 

 

Ins & Outs Of Sensory Deprivation

Sensory deprivation is the deliberate reduction of stimuli from one or more senses. Small-scale and simple sensory deprivation can involve the use of blindfolds and earmuffs to cut off sight and hearing. More complex methods can successfully cut off the sense of taste, smell, touch, heat and even gravity. This level of sensory deprivation can be achieved through an isolation tank or sensory deprivation tank.  

The float tank used for sensory deprivation contains a highly concentrated Epsom salt solution, which increases the buoyancy levels to make you float effortlessly. The water temperature is moderated to match your body temperature to dissolve any sensation on your skin. Soundproof and lightproof, the tank disconnects you from the outside world and turns off external sensory factors that constantly bombard your brain.

Since you’re given a reprieve from outside stimuli, you are freed up to delve deeper into yourself and focus on clearing the mind. An hour of sensory deprivation can help decrease the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in the brain, as it enters the theta brainwave state that is associated with deep sleep. The theta state is typically achieved through advanced meditation, but with sensory deprivation, you can reach this level easily. With each session in the tank, your brain and body adapt and learn to relax further, giving you better results.

In a sensory deprivation tank, completely cut off from the world outside, you can take a break from all things that stress you and your senses. You can immerse yourself in silence and weightlessness. You can surrender yourself and your energy to the present as you focus within.  Your mind quiets and calms down and your brain releases positive neurochemicals that aid with relaxation. Dopamine levels and other neurotransmitters increase, creating a sense of euphoria.

Sensory deprivation not only helps your mind but also your body. Since the sensory deprivation tank produces a low-gravity and 100% silent environment, your body is allowed to relax naturally. In the tank, your body goes through the healing process usually reserved during the sleep cycle. The low-gravity environment also relaxes your muscles and joints.

Sensory deprivation offers a wealth of benefits for your body and mind. It is a safe and natural treatment to refresh and relax your body and mind. For enquiries, visit our float centre in Melbourne, or call 03 9870 4777 today!

Unwind On Weekends With Floatation Therapy

Weekends are a time for you to relax, unwind and let go of all your worries after a week’s hard toil. If you’d like to switch into relaxed mode even more effectively why not try a float, so your stress can just drift away?

Floatation therapy reduces stress, makes it easier to relax and is a great way of making sure you really do your best to recharge when you have downtime. This therapy can be combined with other approaches too to maximise the effect. Here are a few other great ways of relieving stress and recharging so that the benefit of your float is multiplied.

Get on a gadget detox.

In our modern screen dominated digital world, it is no surprise that you find yourself constantly connected online. We are constantly bombarded with information from various sources on a daily basis, and this influx of information isn’t necessarily a relaxing prospect. Indeed all these mental stimuli can cause varying levels of stress. Why not try staying away from your phones and tablets for a day. Unplug yourself from the digital space and check out other activities that encourage you to spend less screen time such as listening to music, going for a walk, reading a book or even visiting friends.

Eat well.

Give your body the nutrients it deserves. Take care of your body by consuming nutritious meals and healthy snacks. Indulge your taste buds in food that not only tastes good but also contributes to making you feel healthy. Stay away from overly processed stuff and try and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.  You’ll be surprised how much better you will feel. Also when thinking of having a float with us, make sure you stay away from coffee if you can before your session.

Move it or lose it.

Paradoxically being active and exercising will make it easier for you to relax properly afterwards. A good night’s sleep is often the added benefit of being active during the day. So, being active and then having a float afterwards can be a great thing when it comes to achieving a deep sense of relaxation.

Often you may associate relaxing with lazing around, but if your work confines you to a desk all week, you should make sure you get some exercise as it will make it easier to relax properly later. Try getting your hands on a pedometer and doing 10,000 steps a day. This makes for a great floatation session and while 10,000 steps sound like a lot it is only around 8 kilometres, depending on how big your stride is.

Cap all of this off with floatation therapy.

Float therapy is an excellent way to relax your mind and body. A float tank will remove all outside stimuli, which frees you up to delve deeper into yourself and focus on clearing the mind. It helps your brain reach the theta state – a state typically achieved through advanced meditation. The result is you will feel rejuvenated and a lot less stressed.

Urban Float floatation tanks in Melbourne are specifically designed to help you relax and unwind. Call  03 9870 4777 to book a session with us or visit our float centre today!

Practising Mindfulness To Strengthen Mental Health

Mindfulness is the psychological process of focusing on the present environment and centring yourself so that you feel relaxed and centred. Mindfulness can be achieved through meditation and other methods, such as float therapy. With mindfulness, you become fully aware of the present moment and experience it wholly, without distractions. Being mindful enables you to reflect on your thoughts more clearly, thus improving your mental and emotional health.

Mindfulness is best achieved when you can focus on the following:

  1. Concentration, which is when you focus introspectively on your needs
  2. Sensory clarity, which is when you tune into your bodily rhythms and sounds. Your pulse, breathing become a focus, so you can focus on yourself and nothing else
  3. Equanimity, which is when you untangle and distance yourself the day to day ‘background chatter’ of sensory experiences in order to be more focused on yourself

How is mindfulness achieved? Like any other discipline, it takes skill and above all else practice. The more you try and achieve this, the better you will become at it. Naturally taking advantages of strategies like float therapy can make the whole process even easier to master.

When having a float session try to do the following too.

Noting your sensory experiences.

Track your sensory events without labelling them. That is, follow your breath and your heartbeat, without letting thoughts overpower you. Note when a thought arises, but don’t focus too much on it. Let it wisp over your mind like an early morning fog.

Do nothing.

Don’t control your attention. Don’t intend to do anything. It might sound easy, but intentionally not doing anything is actually not as simple as it sounds. We are hard-wired to seek order in our thoughts, after all, and reining them in is an exercise of control—the very thing you want to avoid.

Maintain positivity.

Think of positive thoughts and let yourself feel positive emotions, such as joy, gratitude or contentment. Nurture these emotions by recalling positive images. You may think of a cute dog playing with a ball, or maybe your friends, family or children. Let the feeling wash over you and settle deep.

Mindfulness strengthens your mental and emotional fortitude and helps regulate your mind process by bringing calmness and relaxation. To start your mindfulness training, you need to unplug from your extremely stimulating environment and reconnect with your inner self. Floatation therapy is a relatively new but effective way to do so, cutting you off from outside stimuli and allowing you to focus inwards.

Urban Float floatation tanks in Melbourne are specifically designed to help you relax and unwind. Call  03 9870 4777 to book a session with us or visit our float centre today!

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