The ultimate wellbeing experience

At The Arctic Studio, immerse yourself in the ultimate wellbeing experience with Float Therapy. This unique relaxing process involves immersing yourself in a pool filled with 500kg of Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom salts), perfectly heated to match your body’s external temperature.

This therapeutic process induces a deep meditative state known as theta, which is optimal for reducing stress and anxiety and promoting healing throughout the body. By inducing relaxation, Float Therapy provides a powerful tool for overall wellness, allowing your body to rejuvenate and heal itself.

The science of floatation

The science behind floatation involves adding a high concentration of Magnesium Sulfate salts to the water, which increases the density and buoyancy of the water, allowing you to float.

Magnesium Sulfate salts are rich in magnesium, the second most abundant element in the human body, which promotes good health and wellbeing. When floating, the Magnesium Sulfate salt solution helps with lymph drainage and promotes the absorption of magnesium, which is vital to optimal health.

Benefits of float therapy

Float Therapy provides an extensive wealth of benefits for overall wellness, including relieving mental and physical stress, improving sleep and insomnia, enhancing mental clarity, and reducing pain. It also helps athletes produce less cortisol, adrenaline, and lactic acid, which reduces the risk of injury and overtraining, and speeds up the healing process and recovery. Float Therapy is an excellent form of alternative medicine that can benefit everyone, from athletes and creatives to business people, the elderly, and those with medical issues. Visit The Arctic Studio and experience the restorative benefits of Float Therapy for yourself.

Sensory deprivation

A crucial element of Float Therapy, which involves the removal of stimuli from the senses, leaving you in a deeply relaxed and meditative dream-like state. This leads to a feeling of zero gravity and a lack of real concept of up, down, time, or space, allowing your mind and body to fully relax. Sensory deprivation also helps users transition from alpha or beta brainwaves to theta, allowing for enhanced creativity and problem-solving.

Stress relief and relaxation

Research shows that magnesium has numerous benefits for wellbeing, including reducing stress and elevating chemicals in the brain to create feelings of well-being and relaxation. Float Therapy also helps with detoxification, easing muscle pain, and preventing migraines. Furthermore, magnesium helps assimilate calcium into the bones, improving bone health.

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Frequently asked questions about Floatation

Absolutely! We recommend floating up to 36 weeks. The zero gravity and magnesium salt in our tanks take all the pressure off your body. If you have any concerns, or if you’re in your third trimester, make sure you check with your doctor first.
Of course! Make sure you wear a tampon though, same as you would in a swimming pool.
It is 100% up to you. Our float rooms are private and to get the full experience we recommend you don’t wear swimmers. However, if you’re more comfortable floating in swimmers, you are more than welcome to.
Don’t be! You’re 100% in control of the pod lid. Whilst we recommend you close the lid to take advantage of the full experience, you are 100% welcome to leave the lid open if it makes you more comfortable. There’s also a light switch inside the tank to make sure you’re always comfortable and in control.
Absolutely! Our tanks are filtered for 15 minutes between everything single person to maintain the highest water quality, using a microfilter system and a hair trap filtration for larger particles. The water is also sanitised using Ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide. This is also the most gentle sanitation system for your skin.
Yes! With 500kg of magnesium salts dissolved in our tanks, you will literally float on the water. It’s an amazing, unique experience that is similar to floating in the Dead Sea.
Floating with fake tan is perfectly fine, as long as you have NOT applied your tan in the last 48 hours or your fake tan still runs in the shower or on towels.
Absolutely! As long as your hair dye no longer washes out on towels or in the shower when you wash your hair, you’re ready to float!
Floating with tattoos is fine, as long as the tattoo isn’t too fresh. We recommend waiting 4-6 weeks after you get a tattoo before floating. Not only will the salt water sting, but it’s not worth risking the aesthetics of your fresh tattoo.
We supply everything: towels, shampoo, conditioner, ear plugs, body wash, we have you covered! Since you float nude, you don’t need to bring swimmers, unless that makes you more comfortable. The only thing I would recommend bringing is a hair brush and some deodorant to put on after.
If you have epilepsy, unfortunately you will not be able to float without written consent from your doctor. If in doubt, we recommend checking with your doctor before floating if you have any serious medical conditions.
It is perfectly safe to sleep in our tanks and it is so relaxing, it’s sometimes hard not to! The water has so much Magnesium Sulfate salts dissolved that you will literally float on the water while you sleep, so you don’t need to worry about drowning. The worst thing that could possible happen is you splash salt water into your eyes.
We recommend that you DO NOT shave or wax 24 hours before floating. Not only is there no need, because you will be in the float room by yourself, but the salt is going to sting!
If you are sick with a cold or flu, you cannot float because we do not want to risk you spreading these germs to other guests. Similarly, if you have had Gastro in the last 14 days, you cannot float.
We keep our tanks water at body temperature. This adds to the sensory deprivation experience of the tank because you won’t notice the temperature of the water because it is not hot or cold. Our tanks temperature is approximately 36 degrees.
You CAN NOT float with an open cut, because of the high concentration of salts, this is also going to sting a lot! You can still float if you cover any cuts with a waterproof dressing.

Address 59 Clarence Street Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

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