Discover The Most Advanced Float Therapy Tanks in Melbourne

Floating is a practice that is becoming increasingly popular around the world and as more and more people discover its benefits it is likely to continue seeing a rise in its popularity.

At Elevation Floatation we are proud to be one of the leading Float Tank & Sensory Deprivation companies in Melbourne based right in the heart of Hawthorn East.

We were one of pioneers to introduce this practice commonly referred to as “Floatation Tank Therapy” that offers some of the most advanced float devices available anywhere in the world. Our “Dreampods” eliminate some of the issues found with devices used at other companies such as experiences of claustrophobia and excess condensation.

How Elevation Floatation Is Different From Other Floatation Companies?

Elevation Floatation gives significant focus on the type and quality of service offered to our clients. Every client that comes in will be warmly welcomed and given the attention and education they need. The typical person who comes to Elevation Floatation to experience floating does so for a variety of reasons. Most of them say that they really enjoy the personal attention given and to the many benefits they receive from the complete floating experience.

As mentioned we were the very first in Melbourne to build a creative center that combined flotation with a complete  mindfulness experience. Everything about the facility is designed to help clients achieve the best version of themselves. Our center creates an atmosphere that easily allows those there to relax, unwind and completely de-clutter their minds while in one of the most technologically advanced float pods available.

In addition to floating, clients can choose to participate in additional programs that are designed to help an individual reach their full potential. As well as these activities there is also our “BreakOut Space” which is the perfect way for you to experience your own creativity.

The Story Behind Elevation Floatation

In cities like Melbourne, it is common to experience extreme stress on a daily basis due to work, traffic, technology, social media, and other distractions created in day to day life. Elevation Floatation provides a center for wellness through the practices of flotation in a relaxed and friendly environment specifically designed to allow you to get in touch with your creative side. The entire purpose of our company is to elevate your mind and body and to enhance your full potential.

At the creative center, a person is able to find calmness to their otherwise overstimulated mind. They are able to look inwardly which is where untapped potential lay. It is typical for individuals today to always be seeking a way to do more and perform better even at the cost of their own health and well-being. They often get far too little sleep and due to the stress in their life, they completely lose the passion they once had. Elevation Floatation decided that those types of scenarios are not necessary for everyone and that it is possible to give everyone a way to help yourself calm your mind and just relax.

Healthy, Clean & Supportive Culture

As a center that is designed to create an atmosphere that allows patrons to relax and restore their health through calm, inward examination, it is very important that the entire Center be very clean. Patrons are spending an hour or more in the Dreampods during their flotation and they certainly want to know that the pods and the water are very clean.

The center is cleaned from top to bottom every single day. The water is not only serviced on a daily basis but the center has an independent testing company to conduct laboratory testing on the water regularly. This means that you can depend on the cleanliness of this high quality Floating Company center and you can focus on relaxing and improving your well-being.

Does Our Team Understand Float Therapy?

We don’t just understand it, WE LIVE IT! All our staff at Elevation Floatation Melbourne are experts on the practice of floating and Float Therapy Benefits. We are all avid enthusiast for the practice of floating as well as being highly experienced in all things related to the practice.  This makes new clients  much more comfortable because they know that the staff can help them and answer any questions that you may have.

For our clients, this translates into an incredible experience that they thoroughly enjoy. Regardless of whether it’s your first time or someone who comes weekly, it just creates a better atmosphere knowing that the staff on hand are here for you.

State Of The Art Sensory Deprivation Tanks!

Most clients are very interested in knowing that the equipment being used is up-to-date. It is for this reason that so many clients feel that Elevation Floatation is by far the best flotation Center in Melbourne. The reason is that we use the most technologically advanced flotation devices available and they are known as “Dreampods”.

Flotation devices that are older often create a feeling of claustrophobia and in some cases, excess condensation occurs. However, our “Dreampods” have completely eliminated these issues. Even though these advanced floatation devices were a significant investment there was never any question that it was the right investment for the company to ensure the best Floatation Therapy experience.

As well as offering the most technologically-advanced flotation devices, the center also offers amenities and hygiene products that further enhance the overall experience. When a client comes to the center for the first time and they go through the entire experience, they come out completely amazed and totally relaxed in a way that they've never experienced before. Many say that they are so relaxed that it's even difficult to talk when they first finish their session.

It's an experience that can only be fully understood when you actually comes in and see it for yourself. How it makes you feel and how it improves your sense of well-being. Some have said that it feels like what they would imagine it might feel like to be in outer space. You lose any perception of gravity and many say they lose a sense of time. When they begin their 1-hour session it often feels like the hour is done in minutes and at the same time an infinite amount of time.

What is the Float Tank Experience?

When a client comes for the first time they will be given an introduction which will take place over tea and the staff will greet the client and cover basic information. During this process, the staff will go over the waiver information and try to gain an understanding of the client's reason for visiting. The staff will cover how to effectively use the float session and this information will be specifically targeted to the client and the reason they stated for their visit.

The showering process, as well as amenities that are available and personal hygiene products, are also discussed. A client will have a full 1 hour inside the flotation device. They will also have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing experience after their floatation session. The client will experience relaxing and respectful conversation over tea and will be encouraged to reflect on their experience.

Making Your First Appointment

There's no question that at this point you're certainly considering making your first appointment. It really is simple to schedule your first 60-minute session. During your session, you will be in a sound-and-light proofed pod that has a mix of 550 kg of Epsom salts in with 40 centimeters of water. The water and the air temperature are all specifically set at your body's natural temperature. If you've ever heard of people floating in the Dead Sea this is due to the high density of salt there. It's very similar when floating inside the Dreampod.

During your 60 minutes session all physical, visual, and audible stimulation will be removed in a way that is not possibly experienced anywhere else. The heavy salt solution creates a buoyancy that allows you to effortlessly float on the surface of the water. The technologically advanced pods create an atmosphere that removes all other distractions allowing for an individual to fully and completely relax and to quiet the mind.

What Will I Need When I Come For My Appointment?

Other than scheduling the appointment, there's nothing else you will need to do other than to come to the center. Once there, everything needed for your session will be provided. Some of the items provided include towels, conditioner, shampoo, makeup removal pads, body wash, hair straighteners, hair dryers and other needed items. All you will need is to come in for your appointment and enjoy it.

It is recommended that you not drink any products with caffeine for at least a few hours before coming to the appointment. You should not shave your face or legs or other body parts because of the risk of irritation that might come from the salt in the water.  Instead of eating a substantial or dense meal you should opt for a light meal and it should be consumed at least 2 hours before you float. First-time clients should arrive at least 15 minutes early so that they can get some basic instructions that will help to maximize their overall experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

1Will I feel claustrophobic?
No. People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating. It is very spacious inside our float tanks that are about the size of a small car (2.8m long, 1.8m wide and 1.75m tall). Different light and music options are available and good ventilation is provided throughout.
2Will I get cold while floating?
No. Our floatation tanks are continuously heated at skin temperature, 36 degrees C, and the ideal temperature for floating.
3How clean are the tanks, how is this cleanliness maintained between floaters?
The high Epsom salt content of the float pod plus a tiny amount of treatment ensures that our float solution is inert and nothing harmful can survive within the tank. The highly sterile salt water is fully filtered 10 times between each float, passing through a .5 micron filter system and is sanitised with UV light. Further cleanliness is assured as we tell all customers to shower before and after each float session. We independently test our waters regularly to ensure we meet the highest standards. Floatation is much more hygienic than attending your local pool, spa or sauna.
4Can I be too heavy to float? Will I sink?
No. With the Epsom salt solution we use (600kg of epsom salts are dissolved in the water of the tank). Everyone floats whether you’re the size of a professional rugby athlete or a ballet dancer.
5What if I fall asleep? Is it safe?
Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. Our Music and sound messages can always wake you up.
6Will my hair get wet? What if I have a fake tan or have had hair dye applied?
Yes. You must wash your hair before and after each float session. Lacquers and water based dyes or fake tans are not allowed, you will be asked to reschedule. Be sure to take this into consideration when scheduling your appointment.
7Will I be in the dark?
That's up to you. There is a light switch in all of our float tanks that you control. You can choose to have the lights on or off. You can also choose to play music throughout your float session if you would like. Many people find that silence and darkness are the best ways for them to relax and achieve the optimum results through their float experience.
8Can I float if I'm pregnant?
Pregnant women often find great relief and decompression from pain and stiffness while floating. There is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.
9Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely. You can’t float together in the same tank, but you can book separate float tank rooms at the same time.
10How will I get out of the tank? Do I have to stay in the whole time?
You are completely in control of every aspect of your floating experience. You can float with the door open or closed, you can leave lights on, turn on music and you can even go in and out of the tank as you please. The door is very light weight and opens easily from the inside at any time.
11Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes. Just follow the same habits you would for a swimming pool.
12Will I have my own private room?
Yes, you have your own private pod room equipped with your own personal shower, which you’ll use before and after your float. For this reason, most people do not wear a swimming suit and go o’naturale, as this presses against the body and takes away from the experience.
13What should I do to prepare?
Don’t drink coffee for four hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, don’t shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.
14Do I need to bring anything?
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb. Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, facewipes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo,…)
15Are there any side-effects?
Not in the true sense of the word. Some first-time floaters can emerge from the tank feeling slightly nauseous. This is actually a good sign as it indicates that built-up stress is in fact leaving the body. We very rarely experience any cases of nausea in subsequent visits. Please advise us if you have conditions such as excema, psoriasis or allegies to sulphates as the float could become uncomfortable.
16Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long? Will my skin get wrinkly?
No, your skin doesn’t even prune up! You do absorb a lot of magnesium from the Epsom salt though…