The Floatation Sanctuary offers floating therapy as a unique relaxation, recovery and meditative experience in New Plymouth.

Floatation Therapy is a time efficient and cost effective way to reduce your stress and heal.
Floating creates a buffer between you and stress. It makes you feel good!
Most people emerge from floating with a crazy big smile on a natural high.
It is like hitting your reset button. Floating is Pure You time!

Lying in a floatation pod is the optimum place to heal your body, mind and spirit. –  Owner and Float Therapist- Joy Hodson

Joy Hodson, owner and leading float therapist with over 25 years of experience and is very passionate on helping her clients get the best floatation therapy and experience.

Who is Floatation for?

Float treatments are suitable for wide range of people.
Regular customers of both men and women from ages of 13 to 92 come to The Floatation Sanctuary to experience healing, detox, Reduce or eliminate pain, relieve anxiety and depression, recover from sleep deprivation as 1 hour of floating is = up to 8 hours of deep sleep, relieve stress and to meditate the easy way.

It is also very beneficial and safe for pregnant mums. Floating therapy is a special weightless and gravity-free experience, it relieves the aches and pains associated with pregnancy.

Floating in our unique isolation tank at The Floatation Sanctuary is an environment where all of your senses go inwards enabling you to really feel and sense yourself without distraction.

Float for a relaxing and positive sensory deprivation experience.

At The Floatation Sanctuary, you have a private room with a luxurious ensuite to shower before and after your float.
The large FloatStar Egg shaped Floatation Pod that is spacious yet embryonic. With a pop up lid you are in control and can get in and out at any point.
Many clients say” it feels expansive, like floating weightless in space.”

You lie totally supported in a warm concentration of crystal clear clean water saturated with Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate) and Dead sea salts.
This allows your entire nervous, skeletal and muscular systems to completely relax(simultaneously).
Gentle music and soft light helps you acclimate to the environment, then slowly fade away.
Nearing the end of your float session, you’ll become aware of distant music, which will bring you back to full alertness.

Multiple benefits of Floatation Tank Therapy.

Magnesium is just one of them it is the second most abundant element in your cells with over 375 processes in your body and Sulphate improves absorption of nutrients and flush toxins and heavy metals from your body . Both are essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind.
While floating, you absorb magnesium through your skin much easier than taking a heap of pills, this mineral is essential for a healthy person of which most people are deficient.
Some signs of deficiency are muscle cramps, eye twitches, fibromyalgia, impaired immune system, tremors, depression, anxiety, sleep issues, constipation, hypertension and more.

MIND
BODY
SPIRIT

Lying totally weightless in silence and darkness, your nervous, skeletal and muscular systems can surrender to total relaxation. The body’s natural response to sensory deprivation is to gently slide into the meditative theta state.

Emotional stress and the pull of gravity are proven to be the causes of many chronic aches and pains, as well as debilitating illnesses. While you float, your body is released from stress and weight. Your brain releases mega-quantities of happy endorphins thus promoting well-being and enabling you to approach life with a refreshed mind.

Oxygen While you Float.

An Oxygen bar has been hooked up to the floatation tank so you can upgrade and have pure oxygen therapy while you float $20 for 20 mins. ( don’t worry there is plenty of air circulation in the tank you don’t need this to breath , this is just an added bonus)