What is Floatation Therapy?

it’s one of the more unique and mysterious forms of therapy, and it has everyone curious. We head to Blue Lagoon float and Spa to chat with owners, Rocky and Tina Trimarchi, on all things ‘floatation’.

Photos, Kirsty Burns

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What is floatation therapy?

Floatation therapy involves lying in a state-of-the-art Dream Pod, (the only one of its kind in SA!). You are suspended in 550 kilograms of magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts) heated to a perfect skin temperature of 35.5 degrees. The high concentration creates a dense and buoyant solution, allowing you to float effortlessly and experience an incredible feeling of weightlessness, similar to the zero gravity experienced while floating in space.

Explain a session to us. What can you expect?

Float therapy is a gentle and effective form of healing for your body and mind. You rid the body and mind of all external stimuli for 60 minutes, allowing the body to release stress and tension and clear the mind of all negative and anxious thoughts. The soft relaxation music played during the session further helps the body enter a deep state of relaxation.

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Who should try this experience?

People float for many different reasons. Whether it’s deep relaxation, muscle recovery, stress and anxiety relief or to become more creative. Floatation therapy adds a holistic approach to pain relief and relaxation. The treatment can be experienced by men and women, and even children from as young as five. We are the first float centre to offer float therapy for children that suffer from varying physical or mental ailments and we have seen great results from this.

How many sessions are required?

You need about three floats before the body and mind are able to completely
relax and let go. During the first float your body will experience weightlessness
but your mind will still be relatively active; during the second float your mind will
be able to shut down a lot faster and
a deeper sense of relaxation is achieved. When you see the pod for the third time your mind already begins to relax and feel at ease. The body knows what to expect and the mind is almost immediately lulled into the deepest state of relaxation.

Other treatments to try:

Spa Botanical Facials
Organic Spray Tan
Body Treatments
Ancient Crystal Float

Health Benefits

Improves skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis
Improves blood circulation
Reduces blood pressure, pulse and heart rate
Balances metabolism and hormones
Accelerates recovery from physical activity
Decreases production of cortisol, ACTH,
lactic acid and adrenaline
Detoxifies the body
Boosts immune function

Receive 20% any treatment throughout autumn when you mention SA Style.

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Blue Lagoon Float and Spa
Shop 2, 137-139 Brebner Drive, West Lakes
08 8346 0205