Jargon Buster – What are Floatation Pools?

What are floatation pools?

September 17, 2015 / No Comments
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Everyone loves a nice float in the pool. There’s something so relaxing about that weightless, timeless feeling…until you get splashed in the face by some kid in a rubber ring.


While most spas will have a nice pool area where you can wind down after your treatment, the very best places will also boast a pool which is strictly for flotation only. A ‘floatation pool’, if you will.


This may be a small, private pool area with a beautifully decorated ceiling that you can gaze at while you relax; or it may be a Jacuzzi-sized pod which will block out all the sights and sounds of the outside world, and allow you to be alone with your thoughts.


Floatation enthusiasts claim that an hour of floating will do you a world of good. The weightless sensation allows your body to achieve a state of deep relaxation within around fifteen minutes.


After this, your body will start to release the endorphins associated with relaxation and meditation; your blood flow will be stimulated, and your circulation will improve. This aids muscle repair and helps you to de-stress the body and mind in record time.


Most flotation sessions last for around one hour – more than enough time to achieve that floaty, time-stands-still feeling that you just don’t get down at the local lido.




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