What is Float Pod Therapy?

Floatation involves lying in a super-saturated Epsom-salt solution about 30cm deep in a state of the art Dream Pod.

Experience a completely new state of mind & body with floatation therapy. This treatment reduces aches and pains whilst helping to improve mental and emotional wellbeing. Floatation therapy is an exciting and unique concept with a number of proven health benefits which can help anyone from stressed out city dwellers, to parents and sports enthusiasts.

Floatation (also known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy or REST) involves floating in a mix of body-temperature water and super-saturated Epsom salts, whilst reducing external stimulators such as light, sound, smell, touch and taste. The high concentration of Epsom salts ensures that your body floats effortlessly on the surface of the water without having to use any special breathing techniques or contracting of the muscles. This brings about a sense of ‘weightlessness’ as the body slips into a deep state of relaxation, enabling a sense of contentment. The treatment ensures that your body is in an unparalleled state of relaxation, allowing it to naturally regenerate itself, and maintain chemical and metabolic balance. Just one hour of floating is the equivalent of getting four hours of deep sleep.

The salt-water solution is heated to skin temperature 35.5C. Once you are settled at 0% gravity, it is almost impossible to tell which parts of your body are in the water and which aren’t. The high density of our saline solution will make you feel completely weightless, letting every single muscle in your body fully relax.

The sudden de-stimulation of large areas of the nervous system, which occurs during a float session, triggers a spontaneous chain-reaction throughout the body to remove stress and leave you feeling wonderful. Completely relax, and for the first time feel what it is like when none of your pressure points in your body have any weight on them. You will be fully supported, meaning you will expend no physical energy to maintain your position in the water no matter what your weight might be.

When you emerge from the float pod, you should feel refreshed and senses sharpened with a new awareness of the world around you. 

Floatation Therapy - Tory Urban Retreat


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 )


Enquiries

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