Relax, rejuvenate and recover at New Plymouth’s Floatation Sanctuary

What is floatation?

Floatation therapy is a time-efficient and cost-effective way to reduce your stress and heal. Hit your reset button by floating weightlessly in a luxurious mineral-rich environment. Escape the sensory bombardment of the world as your body absorbs magnesium, your muscles are relieved from the stress of gravity and your mind is calmed by stillness. Floating makes you feel good!  It allows your mind and body to recharge. Most people emerge from floating on a natural high.

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 is spacious yet embryonic. With a popup lid, you are in control and can get in and out at any point.

You lie totally supported in a warm concentration of crystal clear clean water saturated with Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulphate) and Dead Sea salts. This allows your entire nervous, skeletal and muscular systems to completely relax (simultaneously). Gentle music and soft light help you acclimatise 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.


Who is floatation for?

Float treatments are suitable for both men and women (we allow from ages of 12 and up).  You must be physically able to get into and out of the float pod by yourself.  Floatation may help to reduce or eliminate pain,  detox,  relieve anxiety and depression, recover from sleep deprivation  (1 hour of floating equals up to 8 hours of deep sleep), relieve stress and calm the mind.

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.


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 to 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.
Symptoms of low magnesium levels include: muscle cramps, eye twitches, PMS, impaired immune system, tremors, depression, a predisposition to anxiety, sleep issues, constipation, hypertension, an inability to unwind properly, depression, dizziness, nervousness, irritability, and more.

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).  The level of oxygen in the air we breath is only approximately 21%.  The Oxygen bar helps to increase the concentration of oxygen within the air you breath during your float, which can help improve your immune system, kill bacteria, detoxify, clear the mind, relieve headaches, jetlag, stress and boost your energy levels.

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