general wellbeing

Floating offers a staggering range of benefits for body and mind, making it an unparalleled wellbeing practice.

The ultimate wellbeing practice
 

Floating gives a boost to your mind and body, leaving you healthier and happier.

A 2018 study by the Laureate Institute for Brain Research said that after floating, participants reported ‘significant reductions in stress, muscle tension, pain, depression and negative affect, accompanied by a significant improvement in mood characterized by increases in serenity, relaxation, happiness and overall well-being’.

It helps our bodies by:

  • Reducing blood pressure, cortisol and other stress hormones

  • Taking stress off of our joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons so that they can heal faster

  • Allowing our skeleton to be naturally aligned

  • Bringing about a resting state which then allows us to sleep more easily at home


It helps our brains by:

  • Reducing stimulation, and so supporting mindfulness and meditation

  • Reducing anxiety and stress by taking the amygdala (fight or flight centre) off of high alert

  • Reducing our perception of pain

  • Increasing creativity

  • Reducing depression and negative emotions

  • Reducing the impact of some serious mental health issues

 

In terms of wellbeing, there’s not much floating doesn’t do! What’s best is that all of these benefits are interlinked: you might float to reduce anxiety or pain, and also end up sleeping better.

Whichever you come to float for, all benefits are available to you.