It is a therapy in a hi-tech capsule providing the perfect conditions for deep rest, meditation, body & muscle recovery, and exploration of the possibilities of your mind and consciousness.
A feeling of weightlessness in the capsule achieved by the high saturation of MgSO4 (magnesium sulphate) in purified water allows your body to forget about gravitation for a while and float effortlessly on the surface. The Epsom salts absorbed through the skin provide your cells with important minerals, leave the skin and hair soft and ease tension accumulated in the muscles.
Flotation therapy also relieves stress, relaxes the mind and allows for cognitive function recovery through sensory deprivation. Floating takes place in complete silence, darkness, and isolation from the information flow of the outside world.
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NB! Wait before you book an appointment or move your floatation for another day in case you have just dyed your hair (water has to run clear when showering) or if you have used spray tan in the last 48 hours. Please plan your float in accordance with your monthly period.
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The floatation tank is one of the most effective, non-invasive stress management therapies available today. The capsule itself has undergone many changes in its design and technology for the past 57 years. Modern-day capsules are real hi-tech devices that provide a feeling of comfort, spaciousness, and gradual detachment from all outside stimuli in a safe and controlled environment.
The reasons for floating are many, some of them being strictly individual.
Here are some of the benefits that floating can bring into your life:
For your first floatation come at least 10-15 minutes earlier so that we can have enough time for explaining all the details. You will also need to sign a Waiver.
After that we will show you the floatation apartment, guide you through the steps which will follow and answer all your questions.
Take a shower before entering the float pod in order to wash off all traces of the day and the city.
Go in naked. No texture, no synthetics, no touch. Take off everything (besides the earplugs – they’ll protect your ears from water and salt and will help you to listen on the inside).
Relax. Breathe. Don’t think about time. Give your mind a chance to calm down.
Take a shower to wash away the salt.
In the changing room you will find a hairdryer.
That’s also where you left your clothes – it’s a good idea to get dressed.
You can stay and chill here for a bit – try our ionized water and the little surprise we have left for your taste buds.
When you are back with us at metta, you can stay for a tea, some water or continue exploring the depths of relaxation in one of our salt rooms.
А когато излезете навън в града – огледайте се наоколо.When you step outside into the city – take a look around.
We want floating to be safe and beneficial to everyone who comes.
The minimum floating time is 1 hour, but you can also choose to float for 90 minutes, 2 or 3 hours. Make sure you have 30 min on top of your floatation time so you can get ready before and after the float.
The water temperature is close to that of your skin – about 36.0° C / 96° F. The idea is to minimize the boundary between your body and the water surrounding it.
Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4). The solution in the tank consists of filtered tap water, enriched with MgSO4, also called Epsom salt – MgSO4+7H2O (1.3 grams per cubic centimeter).
Epsom salts give the water enough density so that you can float effortlessly on top with your eyes, nose, and mouth remaining above the surface. Epsom salts have a plethora of health benefits. They help replenish a common malnourishment in today’s diet – lack of magnesium. It is absorbed through the skin during floatation, without any risk of overdosing.
In a little more detail:
This salt solution decreases the effects of gravity on the body and allows the floater to attain the deepest state of rest possible. Another benefit of floating in Epsom salts-rich water is the absorption of important minerals. Magnesium is the second most abundant element in human cells. A lack of this key mineral attributes to high risk of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, joint pain, digestive ailments, chronic fatigue, and stress-related disorders. And due to our modern changes in agriculture, as well as processed diets, magnesium depletion is further compounded.
It may seem that magnesium supplements are a more convenient way to create sufficiency. However, studies show that magnesium is not well absorbed through the digestive tract. Epsom salt, which is rich in both magnesium and sulfates, is easily absorbed through the skin. What’s more, the sulfate molecules play an integral role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins, synovial fluid, and aid in the cellular detoxification process. Aside from the positive effects of sensory deprivation, floating in Epsom salts has been shown to provide the following benefits:
No need. You get inside the floatation tank fully naked. Why? Lack of touch from fabrics and synthetics. Sense of freedom, lightness, and joy.
Nope. No way you can drown. You might get some salt water in your ears or eyes but that’s about it.
In our float apartment, you are in total control of your environment – you can choose whether to close the tank’s lid and up to where; how much light there is in the tank and in the room itself; plus, you can always simply step out.
Of course. But you can’t float together. Your friend can enjoy a cup of tea, relax in one of our salt rooms or get a massage while you float.
Floating has been around for over 60 years and has oodles of published research to back it up. No mumbo or jumbo here.
For more detailed information into the history and effects of floating, we recommend the documentary “Float Nation”:
How does sensory deprivation affect the brain? (by CBS)
No. In fact, the less you do, the better. The only obstacle ahead of you is learning to let go and allow the body to fully relax. The buoyancy of the salt water keeps your body afloat like a cork. Know that the water only reaches the temples leaving the eyes, nose, and mouth fully exposed.
It may take a couple of float sessions to get the hang of it. However, some people have the ability to get into a meditative state rather quickly. When the body fully relaxes and the mind clears along with it, consciousness is free to be in its original state.
No to both, it’s all personal preference.
Yes, if you want to make use of floating’s full potential. Most floaters need 3 or 4 floats to fully dive into the experience and feel all of its benefits.
Yes, many people enjoy savouring peace and relaxation before having to do something hectic.
However, some first-time floaters may experience a “detox effect” as a result of the detoxification power of the Epsom salts. Take note that the detox effect can leave you feeling fatigued so, first time floaters, plan your day accordingly.
Yes, although there is little research done on their responses. Children have found it easier to dismiss their fears of being in a dark, enclosed space after only a few sessions of float therapy.
Further research is being conducted on autistic children and the effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST). It seems that sensory deprivation provokes positive changes in learning, social behavior, and cognitive function in autistic children.
However, a parent’s consent and presence during floatation is obligatory for all floaters under 18 years of age.