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Flotation Pool:

A unique experience for 1 person at a time.

What effects does floating in a flotation pool have on the body?
Floating is a wonderful way of attaining the deepest relaxation – it has been said that just one hour of floating can have the effect of four hours of deep sleep.
In the gravity free environment the body balances and heals internally as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating measurably reduces bloody pressure and heart rate whilst lowering the levels of stress related chemicals in the body. Old injuries and aches, (especially backache) experience relief as floating helps blood circulation.
Flotation therapy is used widely in the treatment of stress, anxiety, jet lag and to improve concentration and creativity. Sports performance and ‘wind-down’ is also enhanced during floating. Also, one hour of floating has the restorative effects of 4 hours of sleep!

What effects does floating in a flotation pool have on the mind?
During a float, you produce slower brain-waves patterns, known as theta waves, which are normally experienced only during a deep meditation or just before falling asleep and when waking up. This is usually accompanied by vivid imagery, very clear, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations or feelings of profound peace and joy, induced by the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates. Because of these effects, floating is used effectively in the treatment of depression and addictions, including smoking and alcohol. It is also used in schools and universities as tools for Super Learning.

Is floating successful for everyone?
Floating, as with other treatments, doesn’t suit everybody. It needs willingness on your part to let go and see what happens, and you may need to float a few times before you are able to relax completely, both physically and mentally. Depending on your own journey through life, a float might provide an hour of total physical relaxation – or a profound healing experience, emotionally and spiritually transforming. Floating can be a wonderful aid to opening doors into your inner world, gradually allowing access to those deeper levels at which real changes take place.

Pricing:
A 1 Hour Float is $60

Multiple Floatation Packages available:
3 X 1 Hour Floats $150;
5 X 1 Hour Floats $225 and these do not have short term expiry dates, we will fit in with your requirements.

 1 or 2 person Far Infrared Sauna

1 or 2 person Far Infrared Sauna

Far Infra-red Sauna:

Our 1 or 2 person Sauna provides a soothing and tranquil environment in which to experience the wonders of this dry heat technology. A simple touchpad controls the entertainment features and makes this a user friendly sauna that may support any wellness routine, pain relief, weight loss or detox program.

Features Include:
• Patented Solocarbon® heating technology
• New European design with spacious cabin and additional heaters
• Coloured lighting that can be managed by the user
• Canadian Red Cedar timber sourced from sustainably managed forests
• Blaupunkt radio/CD and speakers (iPod and MP3 compatible)

Pricing:

A 30 minute Sauna for one person is $40

A 30 minute Sauna for two persons is $65

Please Note: Avoid sauna use completely in the case of :

• Stroke (type caused by bleeding into the brain)
• Severe aortic stenosis
• Recent myocardial infarction (heart attack)
• Unstable angina pectoris
• Lupus erythematosus, if you are on steroids (interferes with blood circulation)
• Brain tumors

Avoid sauna use completely unless under the care of a doctor with expertise in sauna detoxification in the case of:

• Multiple sclerosis
• Silicone implants

The Balinese Pavilion

The Outdoor Balinese style Pavilion is set in the most natural, lush and very private part of the sub-tropical gardens here in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

This is a multi-purpose facility perfect for a number of the Day Spa treatments and activities.

Massages in this private outdoor setting take on a new and inspiring dimension where client, therapist and nature become as one. Couples massages in particular become an affair to remember as the space is not cramped and with Nature’s decor to enhance the senses the experience is long lasting providing a wonderful story to pass on!. In the warmer months this is the perfect location for all of our massage offerings.

Yoga Classes also fit perfectly into this special space, whether it be a very personal one on one session or with multiple students.

As a chill out space for clients just wishing to be as one with nature, read, contemplate, rest or chat with another special person, this Pavilion is perfect!

 A Floating Experience: The FAQ’s

 Is there anything I should do to prepare?

In the 24 hours before you float, don’t shave or wax as the Epsom salt water may sting your skin. Don’t drink caffeinated beverages for at least 4 hours before you float (it can make you a bit jittery). Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes prior to your float should prevent your stomach from growling while you float. That’s it, no other preparation is needed. If it is your first time – come 10-15 minutes early for a brief induction.

IMPORTANTPlease wait for 2 weeks after having coloured or dyed your hair, and 1 week after having a spray tan before any float session.

Do I need to bring anything?

Come as you are – we provide everything that you need to float. Towels, earplugs, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, dressing gown, slippers and a hair dryer. You may wish to bring a contact lenses case, a brush & your personal beauty products.

How do you clean your Pool?

The entire water in the pool is fully filtered 3 times between each float, passing through a 10 micron filter and a UV Filter. The natural bacterial killing qualities of the Epson salt combined with hydrogen peroxide and UV light means that the water in the pool is cleaner than tap water. The cleanliness of our pool and that of our Day Spa in general is of the utmost importance to us. We are governed by and follow Qld’s Health regulations, and spend time every day cleaning it.

The water within our floatation pool may well be the most pristine and hygienic water you will encounter. It undergoes a comprehensive filtration process, multiple times each day which removes any and all particulates. Combined with the natural disinfecting qualities of the dense Epsom salt solution and additional non-toxic disinfectant, there is no cleaner or safer water environment to relax in. Plus, we get tested regularly by an independent lab and our results are outstanding.

With our float pool’s highly advanced filtration & cleaning system, you can rest assured that floating in our floatation pool is many times safer than swimming in any public swimming pool or even your own backyard hot tub.

High Salt Effect: water in the float pool is roughly 40% magnesium sulphate (Epsom Salt), essentially making the water sterile. No pathogenic organisms can survive salt concentrations above 10%.

Filtration: To keep the water clean the main filter device has a 10 micron exchangeable filter bag which filters the water to an incredible 100 times smaller than a human hair. All water is routed by a high power UV light, taking care of anything that made it past the extreme salt content of the water.

Chemistry: We measure and maintain the pH, alkalinity, buoyancy and temperature of our float pool constantly. We also use an additional non-toxic disinfectant.

Is it private?

Only one person at a time per float. It is recommended not to wear bathers so that they don’t bother you by the feeling of anything touching your skin, which is detrimental to the concept of limiting your sensory distractions. Using bathers is also not recommended as they usually carry a lot of bacteria which may affect the hygiene in the pool, and also they will turn into cardboard due to the high salinity!

Can I float if I’m menstruating?

No unfortunately.

Can I float if I’m pregnant?

Absolutely, pregnant women love floating! It‘s a wonderful way to alleviate the weight of carrying another human inside you. If you have any concerns, or you are in your first or third trimester, please consult with your physician before coming in.

Can I drown if I fall asleep in the float pod?

Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.

Do I have to stay in for the whole time?

You can get out at any time. The 60-minutes usually goes by way faster than you’d expect, most people report being quite surprised when their time is up. When your time is up, a light will come on and the water will start circulating.

How many times do I need to float to feel results?

Many people experience significant benefits on their first float, however like any form of active wellness, consistent and repeated usage amplifies the results. You will find that after your second or third float, you’ll be able to relax both physically and mentally and you’ll really start to feel how awesome floating can be. For chronic conditions more sessions will likely be necessary as it can take time to resolve underlying issues effectively.

Can two people float together?

Only one person per session. Once you have floated you will realise that the experience is quite personal and worrying about disturbing someone else lying next to you really defeats the purpose of the experience. We do however have a Far Infrared Sauna as well as several skilled massage therapists that gives you an option to also have a wonderful Day Spa experience whilst your Partner / Friend is in the Float Pool. You can then alternate if you wish with your Partner / Friend so that over a 2 Hour period you both experience the same Day Spa services.

Can I eat or drink before I float?

Normally food is not recommended unless you want to hear your digesting juices inside the pod. Similarly, you shouldn’t be starving or you could have the same issue. Definitely no caffeine, alcohol or energy drinks. Ideally some water is okay.

Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?

No, your skin doesn’t even prune up but instead becomes supple and smooth. You do absorb a lot of magnesium from the Epsom salt and that’s super good for your body.

How often should I float?

There are no rules as to how often you should float, however when you start floating, it is ideal if you are able to manage several floats within a fairly short time say one float per week or fortnight for 3-5 sessions.  We know that this isn’t always possible however & most people will find they feel real benefit from even just one float.

For long-term benefits, it is preferable to float regularly (monthly, fortnightly or weekly) to help maintain reduced stress levels,  muscle tension & improve overall well-being rather than using it as a reactionary treatment when stress & tension levels are already high. The common sense approach that prevention is better than cure also applies to floating.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t float?

To float you must:

  • Read, understand and agree to our terms and conditions;
  • Read and understood all the FAQs;

For your own safety and that of others, you must NOT use the floatation pool if you:

  • Had any type of hair colouring treatment in the past 2 weeks
  • Had any type of spray tan/skin colouring treatment in the past 5 days
  • Have extreme low blood pressure
  • Have Diarrhoea or Gastroenteritis
  • Have a history of regular ear infections
  • Suffer from incontinence, nausea, epilepsy or psychotic attacks
  • Have been medically advised not to float
  • Are injured, have open or bleeding wounds, recent tattoos and fresh piercings
  • Have an acute and/or transmissible skin condition
  • Wear a pacemaker or have a serious heart condition
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have a condition that is adversely affected by magnesium absorption via the skin.
  • climb in and out of the pool unaided (this is no more difficult than climbing into a bath);
  • Not be under the influence of drugs, alcohol or illegal substances
  • Are menstruating..