Below is a step by step guide explaining what will happen when you come to WHITE Spa for floatation therapy. Many people feel anxious about experiencing it their first time so we have created this page to help put your mind at ease and so that you can have insight into what to expect.
Everyone has different float experiences and even your personal experiences will differ each time, that is the beauty of float therapy, not one float is the same. We highly recommend that you experience it 3 times before judging it as it takes a few times to learn how to relax fully and also the biological benefits that floatation brings helps your body to adjust every time more easily.
Upon arrival at White, you will be welcomed by one of our friendly staff and taken through to either the lounge or directly to your private float room. After all of the necessary questions have been asked, your float therapist will explain how everything works and will leave you to begin your experience.
Showering is important before and after the float. Either still wet from the shower or dry, you can then ease yourself into the pod slowly and safely. Closing the lid during the float will keep the pod at the most comfortable and beneficial temperature. You can expect gentle music and soft lighting rather than darkness. It’s all designed to help you to release into your new environment and the experience it provides - deep relaxation and bliss. Inside the pod, you lie totally supported in a warm concentration of Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate). Magnesium is the second most abundant element in your cells, and Sulfate improves absorption of nutrients. Both are essential for maintaining a healthy body and help to form joint proteins, brain tissue and so much more.
The water is maintained at relaxed skin temperature (34.8C), making it safe for pregnant mums and ideal for safely detoxifying the body. Lying totally weightless in silence and darkness, your nervous, skeletal and muscular systems can surrender to total relaxation and healing. The body's natural response to sensory deprivation allows the brain to gently slide into the meditative theta state. Emotional stress, magnesium deficiency and the pull of gravity are all proven to be the causes of many chronic aches and pains, as well as debilitating illnesses. While you float, your body is relieved of stress and you feel completely weightless. Your brain then releases endorphins which bring with them a heightened sense of well-being.
In the final minutes of your float session, soft distant music and a gentle change in the lighting will bring you back to full awareness. You can then return to the shower to wash the salt from your body and hair using our own preferred body washes and hair products. We ask that you that you not bring your own as it is important to not get chemicals in the pods. A powder room is provided in the rest room area at the end of the hall, where you will find a hair dryer, straightening irons and a selection of Osmosis Mineral Make up for your convenience. We do ask that you use this area if you wish to dry your hair or apply make up. We then invite you to relax in our float lounge and enjoy a either a glass of beautiful fresh ionized water or an iced or hot organic tea infusion before making your departure back to reality in your own time.