Float in our pool of warm water and epsom salts for an hour, to completely relax and relieve any stresses, aches and pains.
You can book an individual float session or a two people float (individual with carer, couple, friends or parent and child). A 75 minute session relaxes and rejuvenates.
An individual float – £55
A two people float – £90
Float sessions are designed to include 60 minutes for your float time plus a further 15 minutes showering, changing and relaxation time in our beautiful bespoke float room with complimentary a complimentary tea following each session. Towels will be provided.
An individual float for 1 hour – £45
A two people float for 1 hour – £75
5 floats for the price of 4 – £220
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult, we do not recommend use for children under the age of 8.
What is floating?
After undressing and showering, you step into a fibreglass pool containing 26cm of skin temperature water (heated constantly) and 300 kgs of Epsom salts which nourish and soften your skin without wrinkling it like sea salt does. The high concentration of salt allows your body to float effortlessly. You simply sit down and slowly lie back until your head is either touching the pillow (if you choose to use one) or touching the water. As you lie back your body slowly lifts to the surface of the water and about 1/3 of your body is above the water line. It is the closest thing to attaining zero gravity on earth.
How do I float ?
You don’t actually ‘do’ anything in the pool, you just let your mind wander and let your body enjoy the experience. There is no risk of turning over in the pool if you do fall asleep.
Benefits of floating
Floating in a pool of warm water into which the Epsom salts have been dissolved, allows your body to totally relax. As every muscle in your body is 100% relieved from all tension, you can quickly go into a state of deep relaxation.
Floating has many benefits: it relieves stress, nervousness, anxiety, jet lag, insomnia and muscular aches and pains.
There are many medical conditions which have been shown to benefit from floatation therapy such as arthritis, back pain, pre-menstrual tension, post natal depression, asthma, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular conditions, osteoporosis and synovitis to name a few.
You will feel the benefits for a few days after your float session. However, most people can only fully appreciate all the benefits of floating after having experienced 3 float sessions and so encourage all first time floaters to try floating at least 3 times.
A float session is a deeply meditative experience particularly after a massage or yoga class.
Epsom Salts what are they?Epsom Salt is also known as Magnesium Sulfate. It's a chemical compound made up of magnesium, sulfur and oxygen. When Epsom salt is dissolved in water, it releases magnesium and sulfate ions. Health benefits include soothing muscle aches, and reducing inflammation. The water softens and replenishes your skin, (without wrinkling it like sea salt does!) and helps to counteract the magnesium deficiency that many have due to depleted magnesium levels. We use 300kgs of Epsom salts with 26cm of warm water.
How Hygienic is it?Nothing harmful can survive within the float pool due to the very high saline content of the water, in addition to this the water in the float pool is automatically filtered.
Do I need to wear anything?We recommend wearing swimwear.
Is there a risk of drowning?The high buoyancy of the water makes it impossible for you to go beneath the surface of the water.
Is it OK to go to sleep?Yes ! Many find that it is so relaxing that they fall asleep (1 hours sleep in the float pool is like 2-3 hours sleep in a bed as there is no pressure on any part of your body).
Will I feel claustrophobic?No, this is an OPEN floatation pool.
What can I expect from the experience?It's a totally personal experience, it's the closest thing you can get to zero gravity, and as such people use the float pool for total relaxation. Not one of your muscles is being used whilst you are effortlessly floating, you lay on your back with your head partially submerged (ear plugs are worn), your face does not become submerged. If this is your first time you may take a few minutes to find your most comfortable position, some find that having arms by their sides, or out in a T shape or hands behind the neck, take a few moments to find yours! The water is heated to body temperature and the room is kept an an ambient temperature so you wont get cold. The total float time is one hour. Many people find longer term benefits by regularly floating.
Can I float with a partner?Yes! Our float tank is big enough for two people to float at the same time, we recommend that you both talk about the experience over the complimentary tea afterwards!
Can I wear contact lenses?We recommend that you remove your contact lenses (be sure to bring a fresh pair for afterwards!) If you do get any of the salty water in your eyes we have a fresh water spray to use to spray onto your eyes.
How will I know when I've had an hour floating?You will hear an alert which signals the end of your float session, so you don't have to worry about how long or short a time you have been floating. Please be mindful as you move from laying down to sitting up and slowly standing, you have just had an hour of total relaxation and zero gravity so be kind to your body as you become more 'aware'.
Do's and Don'ts
- Be sure to use the bathroom before getting into the pool (you don't want to be distracted by a toilet break!)
- Do not Shave just before floating as cuts and scrapes can sting in the pool
- If you do have any small cuts you can cover them with a small waterproof bandage or with some Vaseline to help prevent stinging
- Please use the shower before entering the Float Pool
Is there a minimum age?Yes, you must be over the age of 16 (children under the age of 16 are not permitted to float due to health and safety requirements).
What is included in the float? What do I need to bring with me?
We provide complimentary towels, shampoo and conditioner and ear plugs with a soothing cup of tea to finish off the experience.
You need to bring your own swimwear, and any personal toiletries.
I'm disabled, can I use the Float Pool?Yes of course, we have a hoist if you need it, we ask that you please bring your carer with you if you are in need of one to assist you. Please consult with your doctor before booking a float to make sure you get the OK, and please call the Unity Spa Manager to make sure we understand any physical challenges that you are managing so that we can make sure we have all the correct safety measures taken care of for you.
I'm pregnant, can I use the Float Pool?Yes you can. If you are heavily pregnant you will most likely benefit more than any one else! It can be very uncomfortable during the latter part of pregnancy to lay on a bed due to the gravitational strain placed on the body, you can escape that strain by floating effortlessly.
I'm menstruating, can I use the Float Pool?Yes, please follow the same process you would for swimming.
When should I arrive?Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so that we can explain everything thoroughly.