The Science Behind Floatation Therapy

Floatation therapy is an increasingly popular form of relaxation and therapy that involves floating in a sensory deprivation tank filled with a high concentration of Epsom salt water. While the practice of floatation therapy has been around since the 1950s, it has gained renewed interest in recent years due to its potential health benefits. Proponents of floatation therapy claim that it can help with conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia, among others. But what is the science behind floatation therapy, and how does it work?

Numerous studies have been conducted on the benefits of floatation therapy, and the results suggest that it may have a significant positive impact on both mental and physical health. By reducing sensory input and promoting deep relaxation, floatation therapy may help to alleviate a range of symptoms and promote overall well-being. is a website that provides a platform for healthcare professionals to…

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Enter a deep state of relaxation, reducing stress and anxiety through floating in our specially designed pods or pool.

Pneumatic Compression

Intermittent pneumatic compression to increase circulation, reduce swelling and remove lactic acid in the limbs

Cold Compression

To accelerate recovery from injuries and joint surgery. Combines hot and cold with gentle compression, reducing pain and increasing blood flow to injured joint.

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 Infrared heaters to heat the body directly, rather than heating the air around the body, providing a deeper, more detoxifying sweat

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High concentration oxygen treatment with our Oxypoint Oxygen Bar to improve the oxygenation of the body and help in the healing process.


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