What makes The Float Spa an award-winning health and wellbeing centre in Hove isn’t just the fact we offer floatation, yoga, massage, chiropractic care, nutrition advice and a whole host of different workshops under one roof, it’s our outstanding customer service and serene, friendly atmosphere.
Whether you visit us for a float in one of our state of the art pods, an appointment with our chiropractor, a relaxing massage or a stimulating yoga class, you’ll leave feeling better and less stressed. All our staff are committed to helping our guests get the most of out their visit and having a relaxing, enjoyable time.
Floatation is a practice where you float effortlessly in a special pod of Epsom Salt water. Being completely free from gravity and external stimuli allows the mind and body to completely relax. Muscular aches, tension and stress melt away leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with pain lessened and sleep improved.
People who float regularly report long term wellbeing benefits including better mental health and a reduction in physical niggles.
Our float pods are state of the art with excellent filtration systems to ensure everyone gets to float in clean water which is kept at body temperature so it feels like you are floating on nothing at all.
Our spacious central Hove yoga studio is the perfect sanctuary to practice Yoga. It has oodles of natural light yet is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of central Brighton and Hove. We offer an extensive programme of over 30 yoga classes every day of the week. Whether you are an experienced yoga practitioner or a complete beginner, we have a class suitable for you. Our instructors take great pride in making sure everyone gets the most benefit out of their classes and leave feeling relaxed and revitalised. Our main categories of disciplines being:
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Massage at The Float Spa come in many different styles including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Aromatherapy and much more. So whether you are suffering from aches and pains, an injury, or are simply looking to relax and unwind, our massage therapists are on hand to tailor the perfect treatment just for you.
What Floating Offers
Floating for pain relief
The reduction in the force of gravity that the body experiences inside the float tank. This allows a better blood flow that will improve the general conditions. Plus the release of endorphins into the system. Endorphins are natural painkillers that block the transmission of pain at the synaptic level.
Floating during pregnancy
Parents and mothers to-be often hold in tension from changes happening in their lives and bodies. Floating at The Float Spa in Brighton & Hove is a wonderful respite and great for a quick rejuvenation to help prepare for their impending new arrival.
Floating to reduce stress
Stress is rampant throughout our culture, and the havoc this can have on the human body is well documented. Float tanks are possibly the most relaxing environment we can put our bodies into. Stress relief comes almost instantaneously from floating and simply gets stronger and lasts longer the more you float.
Floating for athletic performance
Floating maximizes the benefits of fitness training, exercise, and workouts. Although exercise stimulates muscle growth, the growth occurs during relaxation, some 30-40 hours after exercise. The deep relaxation of floating in Hove improves blood circulation, and accelerates the growth and regeneration of muscle tissue.
Do I need to bring anything?
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a brush. Also if you have contact lenses, please bring something to store them in while you’re floating. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, earplugs, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hair dryer)
What do I wear in the tanks?
It’s birthday suit time, however we completely understand this can be daunting the first time, so you can wear a costume if you like, your room is private, so we will leave that completely up to you.
What if I am Claustrophobic?
You have complete control of your environment. You can leave the light on or get out anytime. You can start by leaving the float tank door slightly open until you feel settled and relaxed. Being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the tank.
How do you clean the tanks?
The water is fully filtered 4 times between each float. A powerful pump and the very latest in filtration technology are incorporated in the design. Existing floatation tanks filter at around 30 microns whereas the i-sopod filters are fully effective to one micron which is an incredible 100 times smaller than a human hair!
Also the Epsom Salts are a natural disinfectant and are in abundance in the water – please do not worry you will not smell like you just came out of a public swimming pool or a hot tub.