The Benefits of Float Pod Therapy

Research consistently demonstrates that floatation therapy has a significant impact on mood enhancement. Suggested reasons for this increased level of happiness include elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, through to the deep meditative state achieved during floatation therapy.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) supports meditation as a means for lowering blood pressure, easing symptoms of anxiety and depression, and more. Research from fMRI studies shows that meditating causes activity in parts of the brain associated with attention and decreases activity in the amygdala, which is responsible for our flight or fight response.

The latest floatation therapy research shows that during floatation, the amygdala basically shuts off, ‘turning down’ anxiety in the brain. The more you float, the better you get at achieving this state. A float session delivers the deepest of meditative states to those who are not experts in meditation, so that everyone can enjoy the benefits.

Floatation can specifically be used to target pain and trauma. Studies have shown floatation to successfully relieve the painful symptoms associated with PTSD, relieve the strenuous elements of pregnancy and help with chronic migraines.

Simply put, floating calms our overly stimulated systems and restores the body’s chemical and metabolic balance.

Floatation is a wonderful therapy!

Globally we are still exploring the depths of the benefits, and this long list will get longer as each year goes by and floatation therapy becomes ever more popular:

General well-being

  • Promotes calm and peaceful relaxation
  • Assists with fatigue and jet lag
  • Helps alleviates stress (mental and physical)
  • Energises, rejuvenates and revitalises
  • Increases motivation, diminishes depression, anxiety and fear
  • Facilitates freedom from habits, phobias and addictions
  • Helps support a calm and restful sleep
  • Overall wellness

Mental benefits of floatation

  • Stimulates left/right brain synchronisation
  • Shifts brain waves from beta to lower frequency alpha, theta and even delta
  • Creates mental clarity, alertness
  • Increases creativity, problem solving
  • Heightens visualisation
  • Deepens meditation
  • Expands awareness, intensifies acuteness of all the senses, accelerates learning
  • Enhances hypnotherapy and self-hypnosis
  • Provides an environment for a healthy functioning mind

Physical benefits of floatation

  • Decreases the production of cortisol, ACTH, lactic acid and adrenaline
  • Increases production of endorphins
  • Speeds up rehabilitation and recovery
  • Soothes and calms tired muscles and joints (arthritis, fibromyalgia, injuries etc)
  • Boosts immune function
  • Improves circulation and distribution of oxygen and nutrients
  • Reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption
  • Absorbing magnesium transderamally while you float
  • Supports athletic performance
  • Helps with sports injuries - speeds healing process

Floatation Therapy - Tory Urban Retreat


Enquiries

E:  relax@toryurbanretreat.co.nz
Phone:   (04) 384 4329
Location:
80 Tory Street
Te Aro
Wellington
New Zealand
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Floatation Therapy Testimonials

  • ... I left feeling so rested and ready to tackle the world ...

    This was the most perfect way to spend my day off, I booked in and was a little nervous, I mean you're basically in a dark cocoon by yourself for an hour, I wasn't sure I liked myself enough to... continue reading »

    Bekki
    ( Received: October, 2017 )

  • ... felt so held and nurtured through the experience ...

    First time in the float pod... felt so held and nurtured through the experience. Cruised through the weekend grounded in a stillness that was unshakable. What a resource.... I'll definitely be back for more time out and deep healing at... continue reading »

    Grace
    ( Received: May, 2017 )

  • ... what a luxurious experience ...

    Had my first float last night. What a luxurious experience from the shower's Methven rain shower head and complimentary Sukin products to the amazing pod, and complimentary healthy beverage after. Awesome helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

    Rachael
    ( Received: February, 2017 )

  • .... your facilities and staff are amazing ...

    Just had my 1st ever Float. Best experience ever! Loved it! Tory Urban Retreat your facilities and staff are amazing. I will definitely be back when ever I visit wellington and be telling everyone to go and experience your retreat.... continue reading »

    Michelle
    ( Received: February, 2017 )

  • ... something I will be eager to repeat ...

    I couldn't believe such an oasis could exist within the hustling bustling cbd. But I was welcomed into a serene oasis and my enjoyment was seamlessly created by the staff, the interiors and the pod experience. I was apprehensive at... continue reading »

    Tabitha
    ( Received: February, 2017 )

  • .... we will absolutely come back again ...

    My boyfriend and I both did a float this morning for my 21st birthday and it was heavenly! The staff are so kind and friendly, they take such good care of you. We will absolutely come back again. Thank you,... continue reading »

    Kezia
    ( Received: January, 2017 )

  • ... I just had my first float and it was so fantastic! ...

    Tory Urban Retreat is an absolute DREAM. The staff are so amazing as are all their services. I just had my first float and it was so fantastic! Would come here daily if I could.

    Amelia
    ( Received: January, 2017 )

  • ... first float totally made me feel totally zen ...

    Calm relaxing space, helpful friendly staff and first float totally made me feel totally zen. I'll be back

    Wiki
    ( Received: January, 2017 )

  • ... Thank you so much for being wonderful ladies ...

    Fantastic service and lovely people. Anatola was a beautiful host. Thank you so much for being wonderful ladies.

    Nina
    ( Received: January, 2017 )

  • ... I didnt really know what to expect but it surpassed all expectations ...

    I did my first ever float ... it was such an amazing experience. the staff were all awesome and made me feel relaxed .. I didnt really know what to expect but it surpassed all expectations. you have to try... continue reading »

    Linda
    ( Received: December, 2016 )

  • ... i didnt really know what to expect but it surpassed all expectations ...

    i did my first ever float ... it was such an amazing experience. the staff were all awesome and made me feel relaxed .. i didnt really know what to expect but it surpassed all expectations. you have to try... continue reading »

    Linda
    ( Received: December, 2016 )

  • ... I left feeling so rested and ready to tackle the world ...

    This was the most perfect way to spend my day off, I booked in and was a little nervous, I mean you're basically in a dark cocoon by yourself for an hour, I wasn't sure I liked myself enough to... continue reading »

    Bekki
    ( Received: October, 2016 )

  • ... This was my second float and I can't wait to come back ...

    Thank you for making my afternoon wonderful.
    A one hour float followed by some down time in the lovely relaxation room, then the most amazing massage from Mikki.
    The staff here are absolutely lovely and will make you feel completely at... continue reading »

    Stacey
    ( Received: October, 2016 )

  • ... best stress relief in the city ...

    Thank you for making my afternoon wonderful
    A one hour float followed by some down time in the lovely relaxation room, then the most amazing massage from Mikki. The staff here are absolutely lovely and will make you feel completely... continue reading »

    Stacey
    ( Received: October, 2016 )