Astral Float Studio in Phillip opens Monday 12 February 2018
Who would have thought that Australia's first ever accessible float studio would be right here in Canberra? Two tanks and two open baths (no lids!) in a custom designed float studio!
The (short) history of floating
Floatation therapy, otherwise know as floating in a float tank/isolation tank/sensory deprivation tank, has many benefits. It helps to reduce stress and pain relief, it can also help lower blood pressure, ease symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD and more. Floating can boost your energy levels and provide the mental clarity you’re searching for. Plus it’ll help you pay back some of your sleep debt!
Floating can be traced back to the 1950s, when a mad scientist Dr John C. Lilly developed the first float tank in an attempt to understand what happened to brain activity without any external, physical stimuli. At Astral Float Studio you’ll be able to experience the same state of sensory relaxation that Lilly found in a float tank.
We live in a world surrounded by constant internal and external stimulation. Floating is the ultimate escape – like pressing ‘mute’ on life for a blissful hour (or more!). We’re beyond excited to bring floating to Canberra.
A few reasons why you should float
Creativity through floating
You produce slower brain-wave patterns, known as theta waves, while floating. Theta waves are normally experienced just before falling asleep or during deep meditation. This can be accompanied by vivid imagery, very clear, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations. Your mind is free to explore thoughts without distraction, your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphin, the neurotransmitters of happiness.
Pay back your sleep debt
The float tank screens out external noise, while the 350 kilograms of Epsom salts creates the perfect zero gravity environment for your body and senses to rest. You will leave the tank feeling refreshed, relaxed, and more balanced than before you got in. Plus, one hour of floating has the same healing effects of four hours of sleep! All you need to do is make a booking.
Would you like to hear from our customers about their float experience as Astral? Here’s some feedback from some of our regular floaters and first time floaters. We love hearing from our friends and hope you get to experience the benefits of floating as they have!