Why float therapy didn't work for you.

Have you ever seen something on meditation and thought in the height of your stress ‘I need to meditate some time’? And then tried it only to find your thoughts just race and you can’t seem to switch them off?

Well if yes then you are the majority. The truth is we are so wired from the stresses of life that it's hard to get it the first go. It’s even hard to get it the 2nd and 3rd go. 

I’ll challenge you like this; We don’t go to the gym the first time and lose 20 kilos and we don’t find our selves touching our toes after one yoga session. We learn very quickly that repetitive action gives the results and the reality is that is transparent for everything in life. A way that we get over this hurdle is that if we set a goal and commit to the practice of it we achieve what the product claims it to do. So here are some tips you may have missed when you tried floating;

Firstly we need to find why we are floating in the first place.

  • Need a place to de-stress and escape

  • Tight muscles

  • Low on magnesium

  • Working through depression or anxiety

  • Trying to find self-enlightenment or balance

  • Relieving arthritis, fibromyalgia or chronic pain

  • Focusing on success and breaking through barriers

Then we need to express to ourselves what we are willing to do to achieve it.

  • Float once a week/once a month

  • Change eating habits

  • Drink less

  • Start exercising or stretching

  • Seek professional advice

From there once we have booked in we need to express what we are trying to achieve to the staff so they can guide you on the best path. And lastly, after each session explain what happened during and after the experience so our friendly float attendants can best support you on your journey.

We are focused on teaching our staff to handle all the curveballs floating can throw at you so as a part of your float journey use them for any questions or thoughts that might come up. We like to leave notes as well that helps our team follow you and ‘personally train’ you to achieve your goal.

Float therapy has so many benefits so in trying to achieve what you want specifically you get the bonus of many other benefits. It is a tool to achieve total wellness and can be used for almost anything. 

If you have floated before and missed out on the coaching here are some other blogs that give you insight into what some floats mean.

If you haven’t I highly suggest using this guide and booking yourself in!


Jeremy Hassell

How To Switch Off When You Float

We know that switching your mind off and practicing mindfulness when you float can be incredibly challenging for some people. So we asked one of our Psychologists, Kobie Allison to give us her top 5 tips for how you can prepare for your float experience by training your brain to switch off. 

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  1. Opt for music on for the first 10 minutes and last 10 minutes to fully engage in sensory deprivation

  2. Prepare for the thoughts in your mind to race. This is natural and its okay.

  3. Take a personal inventory, by asking yourself "How am I feeling? How am I feeling now?" Repeat.

  4. Focus on your breathing: when you breathe in, your stomach expands, when you breathe out, your stomach deflates. When the thoughts start to race, keep bringing attention back to your breathing.

  5. Know that you can opt out at any time & enjoy a warm shower

Acknowledge your thoughts that come into your mind and allow them to pass you by. Mindfulness experts Head Space suggests treating the thoughts coming and going in your mind like a highway full of traffic. You can't stop all the cars that come past, but you can see them, acknowledge them and watch them go past.

For more information on Floating, check out our What is Floating? page or our FAQ page.