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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5 Reasons To Spend Time In A Sensory Deprivation Tank In Melbourne

A sensory deprivation tank also called an isolation tank, is a pod-like enclosure that is both light and soundproof and contains a mixture of water and high amount of Epson salt (Magnesium sulfate). The water mixture is usually at skin temperature.

Melbourne boost of a couple of spas with these tanks. Spending time in a floating tank comes with a couple of benefits, some of which are health-related while others are not so health-related but yet are important. Below are five reasons you should consider spending some time in a sensory deprivation tank in Melbourne;

1) Tremendous health benefits:

It would take almost the entire day to explain the health benefits of floatation therapy. But most importantly, it helps to bring about a relaxation of the body and mind. The large quantity of Magnesium sulfate present in the mixture enhances buoyancy, allowing the body to be weightless, thereby limiting the effect of gravity.

In practical terms what this means is, the muscles are well relaxed and there is an increased blood flow to every area of the body. The heart would also not work as hard, thereby reducing blood pressure. Since the central nervous system does not need to devote so much attention to balancing against gravity, the awareness and sensation of both internal and external stimuli are increased.

Floaters have also been known to show increased productivity and efficiency, as spending time in a sensory deprivation tank in Melbourne enhances an increased cordiality between the two hemispheres of the brain.

2) Break from the norm:

Spending time in a sensory deprivation tank gives users an opportunity try out something new and different. It gives an opportunity to venture out of a comfort zone and try out something exciting. If it does wonders for you, then you have found yourself a medium for relaxation. But if it doesn’t, well, you can give something else a try.

3) Gives opportunity for relaxation:

Majority of us are too busy trying to make ends meet. We very often forget to take a moment to relax and do a recalculation of how our lives and careers are progressing. A session in a sensory deprivation tank in Melbourne gives an opportunity for that much-needed relaxation; your muscles are completely at rest, blood is flowing to all necessary quarters, there are no external sound or light interruptions…it provides just the appropriate environment for a good relaxation.

4) It works wonders for hair and skin:

Sessions in a sensory deprivation tank work wonder for the hair and skin. The Epson salt in the mixture makes the skin feel squeaky clean yet without any harshness, similar to that of a newly born baby.

5) It allows users to meditate:

Meditation does wonder for the mind, but many of us do not just have the time or patience to give meditation class a try. But a floating pod allows this in the easiest of ways. Someone once described it as a tool for lazy people meditation.

After getting into the pod, the mind of a typical individual will, as usual, ping-pong from one thought to another. But after a few minutes, a forced calmness takes over, and the mind almost automatically eases into a meditative state. Initially, users tend to count seconds as time passes, but at this meditative state, time passes with no recollection whatsoever by users, giving an opportunity for deep reflection.