What Is Float Therapy?

A quick history in the art of floating

Floatation methods were first used in 1954 to test the effects of sensory deprivation on brain waves, meditation and altered states of consciousness. They were invented by Dr John C. Lilly an American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and writer. Techniques and therapies have come a long way since then, so come and see for yourself, the way things like yoga and meditation* can complement your flotation therapy.

What exactly happens during float therapy?

Floating, Floatation tanks/pods, Flotation Therapy, Isolation tank or Sensory Deprivation” all refer to the process of spending time in a large and private room, pod or tank designed to eliminate all outside distractions in the form of sound, sight, temperature, tension and gravity. The large pods at Elevation Floatation are filled with 600kg of Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom salt) dissolved into 600 litres of water. The water is matched to the skin temperature of the floater to ensure maximum relaxation. When floating in our isolation tanks there are no distractions and the increased amount of sensory deprivation, creates the feeling of time standing still. The incredible buoyancy of the water eliminates all forces of gravity and resistance on the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. These two unique facets of floating create a float experience that allows our patrons to calm overly stimulated minds, focus inwardly and unlock their untapped potential for recovery, health, wellness and performance. This sense of calm is improved by the full body absorption of magnesium transdermally that helps in the release of muscle tension. As a result, things such as migraines and back pain have been shown to reduce over time as a result of continuing float therapy.

Float Therapy – Find out what we can do for you

At Elevation Floatation our regular float therapy sessions are 60 minutes long, though longer sessions are available via the BOOK FLOAT page. We also offer great memberships for those looking to float on a regular basis.