What Is Floating?
Floatation therapy is the practice of lying back in one of our world-leading floatation tanks and experiencing a blissful, healing state.
What Is Floating/Floatation Therapy?
Floating, also known as sensory deprivation, involves floating on your back in a tank of water filled with Epsom salt to give you the feeling of weightlessness. The water in each pod contains half a tonne of Epsom salt, allowing you to float effortlessly. It matches the temperature of your skin and the air, giving you the feeling of complete weightlessness. It’s usually pitch black and silent in the pod too, unless you wish to have relaxing music, or the light on.
Free from sensory input, the muscular-skeletal system and sympathetic nervous system wind down into a state of deep relaxation and serenity, in which your body and mind can heal and replenish – resulting in many benefits, like reduced stress and better sleep.
A float lasts for 1 hour, with 10 minutes of ambient music at the beginning to help you relax – or longer if you request it. You have full control of opening and closing the pod, and of the light inside it. Music starts again to signal 5 minutes before the end of your float.
At Apollo Float, this all happens in your own private room, equipped with a shower, complimentary toiletries and a towel. Visit our Hair & Mirrors room for hairdryers and hair straighteners, and continue to relax in our lounge area or Relaxation Room afterwards.
Have any questions? Read our FAQ page here
When you switch the pod light off, you will experience total darkness. Some imagine the darkness as a blank canvas for your mind. You can turn the light on again at any time.
Our float centres and pods are designed to ensure you can experience near total silence (complete silence is scientifically impossible). 10 minutes of relaxing music start you off, and another 5 minutes signal your float is coming to an end.
Your body floats effortlessly, free from weight or pressure. This allows your muscles to relax, and your spine to realign and lengthen. It’s a relief you may not have experienced before.
No Sense of Touch
The air and water in the pod are kept at the same temperature as your skin. You won’t be able to feel where the water begins and ends.
First time floating? Try our introductory offer
We have two options available for first time floaters, both options include three sixty minute floats. Why 3? Well, it can take some time to get used to the feeling of being inside the float tank. Some people find the weightless sensation disorientating or are not comfortable turning off the light. You will get the most benefits from your time in the float tank if you are able to fully relax and allow your senses to be stripped away. Our introductory offer includes 3 floats so you can get used to the sensation of floating and fully feel it’s benefits (also, a lot of people say their third float is the best!).
Take a look at the options available for first time floaters here!
Bringing a friend?
Now that we have added a second float tank to our premises, we can now offer simultaneous floats (in separate float tanks). We are so thankful for everyone who has introduced their friends and family to the magic of floating so we want to make it easier on your pocket next time you bring along a pal! Grab a double float for only €110 (RRP €130) for a saving of €20! You can buy a double float using the link below and call us or check the bookings calendar to find a time to schedule your floats!
If you would like to try out any additional services during your visit, just let us know in advance and we can arrange a discounted package for you or your group! Just give us a call on 091 771 122 to arrange additional services!