Urban Float – Sensory Deprivation


Our tanks are scientifically designed to help reduce stress, even the deepest levels of emotional anxiety. Float tank therapy is even prescribed by professionals to help the body relax, ease pain and generally unwind.

  • Ease anxiety & stress
  • Relieve pain & tension
  • Reduce depression
  • Increase concentration
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Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

The benefits of sensory deprivation have been well documented. Treating everything from an improved sense of well being to relief from both chronic and acute pain, sensory deprivation can benefit almost anyone.

Relieve Pain

Removing the effects of gravity
allows for the release of muscular
tension and postural realignment

Reduce Stress

Step away from your daily stresses.
Floating induces a state of total
relaxation and peace

Heighten Creativity

Reducing anxious thoughts and
distractions helps you enter a
creative flow state

Increase Focus

Total separation from daily
distractions increases focus and
mental clarity, allowing for peak

Improve Sleep

The deep relaxation of the mind and
body that floating provides can
greatly reduce insomnia

Increase Energy

Floating can be a deeply restful and
rejuvinating experience, increasing
energy and mood levels


Benefits of Sensory Deprivation

A. Absolutely. The water is filtered 3.75 times with Ultraviolet, Chemical and micron filters and we purify the water between every single use. Clean tanks are among our highest priorities.

A. Everything you need will be provided. If you wear contacts we recommend bringing a case for them.

A. Although floating can take some getting used to for the first time, most say it’s a very relaxing experience.

A. No special preparation is required. We recommend avoiding caffeine for 90 minutes before the float if possible. Also avoid shaving or waxing a couple days before floating, as the salty water can cause some stinging if it contacts irritated skin.
A. The water is quite shallow – between 230mm and 235mm deep. In addition, the super saturation of Epsom salt will let you float effortlessly with no special technique or know how.
A. If you are concerned about any medical condition, please consult with your doctor before floating. That being said, many doctors recommend floating for a variety of ailments.

Float Packages

Whether you just want to give floating a try or want to commit yourself to exploring sensory deprivation on a deeper level, we offer affordable packages that can make the benefits of floating available to most budgets.

Our most popular packages are listed below, but all options can be customized upon request.
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Introductory Package: 3 Floats

Package of 3 hour long floats

Who Is It For?

Newcomers. It’s best to start with several sessions to allow the effects to sink in.

Time: 3 Hours

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Single Float

A single hour long session

Who Is It For?

Anyone who wants to quickly relieve stress and reduce pain.

Time: 1 Hours

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Monthly memberships from
$65 per month

One monthly float for one

Who Is It For?

Those who want to experience the deepest benefits of floating, which require frequent use

Time: 12 Hours

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Floatation Therapy In Melbourne: Floatation During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful miracle of life, but it does not come without some difficulties. From bloating to muscle pain to the intermittent emotional roller coaster, pregnancy can be a complete struggle for any new mom.

Due to this, floatation therapy Melbourne experts recommend floating for expectant mothers. However, pregnant women must consult their doctors first before going for floatation therapy. The therapy can provide pain relief and relaxation benefits in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.

If you are considering floatation therapy in Melbourne, here are some benefits:

Muscle pain

During pregnancy, a significant challenge is an extra weight on the muscles and bones of the expectant mother. It affects the torso and back. Especially when you try to lie down. The float tanks are filled with Epsom salts (1,200 pounds), and this alleviates the extra strain on the muscles. This process is the closest a person can get to total zero gravity because the water dissipates the extra weight and relieves the muscles.

Emotional stability

When pregnancy progresses, the hormones flowing through the bloodstream can have a serious effect on the mood of the expectant mother. This effect isn’t always positive. With floating, you can reset the body’s hormonal balance effectively. It works by regulating the production of cortisol by the amygdala. Cortisol is the stress hormone, and it helps alleviate lactic acid found in the muscles. When the expectant mother emerges from the tank, she’ll feel refreshed, revitalized and stable.

Better sleep

Just like all new mothers will say, getting a decent night sleep during pregnancy is a challenge on its own. Lack of sleep snowballs into different issues like muscle tension, stress, mood swings and bad dietary habits among others. Floating therapy in Melbourne has a relaxing effect on both body and mind and falling asleep is more effortless and a lot easier than before.

Magnesium absorption

Everyone knows the importance of magnesium to women and pregnant women as well. It is essential for the body and plays a part in more than 300 different biochemical reactions. When you absorb magnesium transdermal or through the skin, it is more effective. This is because it bypasses the inefficient digestive stream. It goes straight into the blood, and this is perfect for the baby.

The amazing mirror effect

Most times, users of the floatation tank for a single hour say it is like being in the womb all over again. This shows how relaxing it is. The lights go off, and the expectant mother lies back in the water. It is similar to the womb inside a womb, and when the new mother floats on the water, she mirrors the effects of the baby’s experience in her own womb. This procedure doesn’t have enough scientific evidence to back it up at the moment, but the experiences of expectant mothers have shown how effective it is. They report a mirror effect where floating helps them to develop a deeper bond as the baby develops. The expectant mother can hear her little one’s heartbeat as well as her own and also visualize the miraculous experience within her body.