Float Centres using Sensory Deprivation to Relax


Float centres are using sensory deprivation to relax. There are many ways to relax and everybody finds solace using different tools. Some use meditation, walking, yoga while others use reading and drawing. In the modern world one of the hardest things to do is to switch off and live in the moment. It is important to find something that works for you.

Float centres isn’t a new concept and has been around for decades however it is turning into a cool new trend for relaxation. These float rooms are pods filled with water and Epsom salts, resulting in you floating. 

This sensory deprivation therapy removes sounds, lights and gravity, and has many therapeutic properties. This experience of sensory deprivation aids the body and mind. It can reduce body pains and improve your mental health. These float rooms can reduce stress, anxiety and your thoughts just drift away.

Suitable when pregnant?

It can be a weird sensation at first and you might even panic a little but the longer you are in there, the more you will be accustomed to it. For pregnant women, this experience is a godsent. 

The feeling was described as being in a womb with your baby. Floating can alleviate many of the pains that come with pregnancy and can also be an emotional experience. Jess, 6 months pregnant, from the YouTube channel Ladies & Lattes, was moved to tears as she felt her baby kick. She not only felt it in her stomach, but throughout her whole body and even heard it echo through the pod. If you have any concerns at all, please consult with your GP or obstetrician before booking.

There are many different centres around which offer this therapy such as float house and harvest moon in Dublin. This therapy can set you back €60+ but there are often deals for multiple sessions. Once you try it, you will be convinced to go back!  


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