What is floating?

Floating is a wellness practice that takes place within uniquely designed personal pool (pod). This pod contains clean water and epsom salts which increase the solutions buoyancy. This way, lying on the surface of the water is effortless, as if we have no weight, just like an astronaut in space.

The pod has an easy to handle door, which you may leave open or close in case you want to shut all the light and noise out. The temperature of the water and the air inside the pod is about 35 degrees Celsius, very close to the temperature of the skin, which means that you start feeling like you’re becoming one with the water. All of the above are designed such that all external stimuli will be removed from your perception.

Epsom salt

What is epsom salt?

Magnesium sulphate, also known as epsom salt, took its name from the same city in Surrey, England. Within each pod there are over 500 kilos of epsom salt. This quantity increases the specific gravity of the solutions such that, as you enter the pod, the weight of the displaced water is almost 1.3 times your own weight. This phenomenon increases the buoyancy unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced!

Epsom salt is used in traditional bath houses for its therapeutic effect. The salt dissolves completely in 35 degrees Celsius water and can be partially absorbed through the lymph nodes on the surface of your skin. It is a natural softener, which you will realise immediately after your first float on your skin and hair. It is also a muscle relaxant and has anti-inflammatory action. Floating regularly will energise your lymphatic system and the stress hormones in your body will be reduced — exactly what you need to recover from the insane city rhythm.

In case of using other medication, please consult with your doctor.

Benefits of floating

Why should I choose floating?

Health and wellness

In an environment with zero gravity and without any external stimuli, we can feel absolute relaxation like never before.

We float to reduce stress, bring relief to our musculoskeletal system, to accelerate the process of healing an injury, eliminate chronic pain, avoid burnout and for many other personal reasons we invite you to discover.

Scientific research shows that floating increases dopamine and endorphin production, positively affects mood, and induces a feeling of well-being that lasts for days.


All the thoughts and feelings we experience come from deep within ourselves. Floating creates the perfect conditions for us to concentrate, enhance our creativity, reflect and find answers we may be looking for.

After 30-40 minutes of floating, our minds begin to produce theta brain waves, which put us in a state of lucid dreaming.

It takes many years of practice in order to achieve such a state of meditation. In our pods however, this happens without any effort.


In an environment where nationg can distract us, the level of concentration and knowledge absorption is amazing.

Regular floaters have improved their athletic performance, developed complex scientific theories and written important books.


A few more reasons to visit us:


  • Improve your sleep quality
  • Boost your immune system
  • Reduce your blood pressure, cortisol, adrenaline and lactic acid levels
  • Improve your circulatory system
  • Enhance your creativity through visualisation
  • Empower yourself against addictions and phobias
  • Retain mental clarity
  • Enhance your basic 5 senses

“Become reborn through the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience ever!”

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