LA FLOTTAISON, ENCORE UN TRUC NEW AGE?

Precisely no, unlike other unproven practices, floatation and sensory deprivation are, like mindfulness, proven and scientifically studied. This section presents some articles and resources illustrating the state of current knowledge.

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PHYSICAL BENEFITS

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MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL BENEFITS

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THE CREATIVE BENEFITS

Flotation is useful for:

- Relieve muscle aches and pains

- Relieve chronic pain

- Facilitate physical recovery of athletes

- Fight against inflammation

- Help eliminate toxins

- Reduce insomnia

- Absorb the magnesium needed by the body

- Remineralize the body

Flotation has been proven for people with anxiety, stress or depression.


The experience of sensory isolation, combined with solo time and the properties offered by Epsom salt, allow introspection and easy access to meditation.


It also makes it easier to sleep, fall asleep, focus and memorize.

The absence of contact with the outside where no unwanted noise interferes leaves plenty of room for your creative thoughts, stimulates your creativity and accompanies you towards a meditative state.

Put into forced rest, the left brain is no longer distracted by external stimuli, which facilitates the state of meditation and introspection guided by the right brain

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WHAT WE KNOW

Reduction of stress

(Fine & Turner 1983, 1985, Tuner et al 1987, Jacobs et al, 1985, Suedfeld et al 1985, Schultz & Kaspar 1984, Koula et al 1987 & others, Norlander et al 1999, Kjellgren et al 2001, etc)

Reduces physical pain and tension

(Tuner & Fine 1984, Wallbaum et al 1982, Mereday et al 1990, Borrie 1993, Jessen 1993, Kjellgren et al, 2001, Bood et al 2005, Landström et al 2007, Edelbol et al, 2008)


Improves muscle tone

(Francis & Stanley, 1983, Mereday et al, 1990, Turner et al, 1993, Sniffen et al 1990, Borrie et al, 1993, Deturk et al, 1990, Aparecida et al, 2015)


Facilitate a return to work after an episode of burnout

(Cahn, 1983, Asenlöf, 2007, Bood, 2006)


Is a relaxation and stress management tool

(Jacob et al, 1985, Koula et al, 1987, Turner et al 1987, Aparecida et al 2015, Bood et al 2006)


Reduces blood pressure

(Fine & Turner, 1982, 1985, Turner et al, 1987, 1989, But Schulz & Kaspar, 1984)


Reduces the stress hormone

(Fine & Turner, 1982, 1985, Turner et al, 1987, 1989, But Schulz & Kaspar, 1984)


Improves athletic performance

(Mahoney, 1985, Lee & Hewitt 1987, McAlaney et al 1990, Suedfeld & Bruno, 1990, Wagaman et al, 1991, Barabasz, 1992, McAleney et al, 1990, Norlander et al 1999)

Improves learning

(Taylor, 1985, Francis, 1985, Mahoney, 1990, Sandlund et al 2001)

Enhances creativity and originality

(Baker, 1985, Forgays, 1992, Suedfeld et al 1987, Norlander et al 1998, Vartanian & Suedfeld 2011)

Flotation and sensory deprivation are scientifically proven

and more effective than the contextual effect (or placebo)

(Bood et al, 2005, Kjellgren et al 2009, & others)

WHAT WE THINK TO KNOW

Relieves pain associated with Fibromyalgia

(Asenlof et al 2007)


Is useful for hyperactive people

(Forgays, 1994, Goldstein & Jessen, 1990, Barabasz, 1993, Edebol et al, 2009)


Facilitates the meditative / hypnotic state

(Lilly, 1977, Hunt 1985, Barabasz 1993, Norlander et al 2001, Kjellgren et al 2008, 2010 & others)


Relieves physical discomfort related to pregnancy and improves mood

(O'leary & Hilbronner, 1985, Rank & Suedfeld, 1978, Barabasz et al 1993, Pudvah & Rzemnicki, 1990, Suedfeldd & Eich, 1996)

FAQ

Here are the most frequently asked questions, but if you have others, contact us! We will be happy to respond to you in a personalized manner.


All of our recommendations are valid unless otherwise indicated by an attending physician.

If your state of health is particular, we recommend that you contact him.

We will be happy to answer his questions!

HOW LONG IS A SESSION?

Our float only sessions last 1 hour and you go directly to your cocoon.

On the other hand, the creators' experiences (solo, couple or duo) last 1h30 to live the complete Sea of Clouds experience which takes you into the 3 spaces (Earth, Sky, Clouds).

Of course, you are welcome before or after your session to enjoy our chill zone throughout the day of your session if you wish!

WHAT SHOULD I PROVIDE?

Flotation is practiced naked in the cocoon to avoid any unpleasant sensation. You are alone in your cocoon, itself being in a fully private bathroom. However if you are more comfortable with your swimsuit, you are free to bring it!

We provide everything you need for your flotation experience (towels, shampoo, shower gel, ear plug, neck pillow, ..). In short, come as you are! Our hairdressing area allows you to make up, dry your hair ...

HOW TO PREPARE?

We invite you not to shave / wax the day before or the day of the session (the salt can create tingling).

In case of wounds or wounds, we have petroleum jelly which covers them to protect them.

Obviously, avoid drinking coffee or tea before floating (their exciting powers can make the process of relaxation and relaxation more complex). Favor a light meal for easy digestion and to avoid any form of drowsiness.

The same day, we take care of preparing your session: come as you are. With us, the Sky room is designed to facilitate future flotation and allow you to relax gently. If you want to benefit from full support, opt for a "solo, duo or couple" formula

I AM AFRAID OF SINKING IF I SLEEP IN THE COCOON!

This is a question we are often asked and, once we have floated, we can almost laugh about it. Indeed, the basin has only 25cm of water which corresponds to a paddling pool. However, this is quite sufficient.

Take the time to breathe and to settle down, we promise you will be carried by the epsom salt that carries you. A bit like the Dead Sea or feeling weightless but more relaxed and without going to the other side of the world!

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Your head will remain carefree above the water. Moreover, for insomniacs and stressed adults, flotation often provides an effective break and restful sleep.

WHAT ARE THE HYGIENE CONDITIONS OF FLOATING BASINS?

The flotation tanks are fully filtered after each session (17-minute filtering session). Water loaded with epsom salt is a hostile environment for bacteria. However, our cocoons are equipped with a UV disinfection system checked daily. There is also a filter which alternates between 50 or 30 microns according to a protocol developed by the manufacturer for many years.

We respect the safety standards in force and go even further than our competitors since we have chosen to be subject to the same rules and tests as swimming pools (much more stringent): the water in the pools contains oxygen. active dosed and is checked daily.

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Samples are taken once a month (without warning) for analysis in an independent laboratory. Once a year, a Legionella test is also performed.

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Before and after each session you take a shower with products adapted for your comfort and in order not to damage our equipment.

DOESN'T IT GIVE SKIN PROBLEMS?

On the contrary, magnesium salt is very good for the skin and has been used for several centuries to treat skin problems. Since we use a UV filtration system, our pond does not contain chlorine.

However, as we always say, we are not doctors and we cannot diagnose your particular situation. However, we are available to discuss with you or a health professional.

I AM ALLERGIC TO ESSENTIAL OILS

Our essential oil diffusion system is a manual system and above all can be activated and deactivated, if you do not wish to benefit from it, no problem. If you want to have more product information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

CAN WE FLOAT AT 2?

Yes… but not everywhere and not just any old way. Following a lot of requests and especially after some tests, we also offer couple flotation. To float with "two", two formulas exist:


-the couple session, two in the same pool, it's a good way to test this unique experience together. The experience is pleasant but obviously you will not achieve the same degree of disconnection and your experience will depend on that of your partner. In general, we recommend this experience if one of the two partners is particularly stressed at the idea of ​​floating alone, to support people with disabilities or to live a special experience for two and more particularly for future parents (see pregnancy question) )


- the duo session, you experience the sky space together and then float at the same time, but each in their own cocoon. This is the opportunity to live the optimal and complete experience. You live the experience together, but each will be able to live their experience without being influenced (some say "disturbed") by the experience and movements of the other.

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Couple flotation is rarely offered elsewhere because it requires larger pools.

I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC!…

Our basins are more spacious than the average of the floatation center basins. Moreover, this choice makes them less photogenic ... We have privileged your comfort instead of beautiful rounded and smooth basins ... Moreover, it is possible to float the door or the roof (between) open. Unlike many other basins, our locking system does not "fall" on you and therefore limit the anxiety of having a heavy door above you. Indeed, the door of our pool is a side door, light and above all easy to open!

I SUFFER FROM EPILEPSY!…

No problem for the floatation, on the other hand, let us know before your session (email, chat, comment when booking). In fact, the animations in the sky room use light effects. Notifying us will allow us to adapt the session so that you can make the most of it!

I AM PREGNANT, CAN I FLOAT?

Yes, there is no particular contraindication. On the contrary, flotation can be beneficial for pregnant women! There are also studies attesting to its benefits. However, as we do not know the specifics of your pregnancy, we advise you to seek the advice of your doctor. If he has any questions, we will be happy to answer them.

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Moreover, for a pregnant woman, we can recommend two types of session:

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- solo, to float alone with your future baby

- couple, to enjoy a three-way experience (parents + future baby) in the same cocoon.

CAN I FLOAT IF I HAVE MY MENSTRUATIONS?

Our hygiene measures are rigorous. Unlike a swimming pool, the pool is fully filtered after each session.

 

You are welcome (by making your arrangements: wearing a tampon or cup compulsory). It is a great way to relieve fatigue or pain associated with menstruation.

I AM A PERSON WITH REDUCED MOBILITY, CAN I COME?

Our center is PMR Friendly! Specify this when making your reservation, our team will be happy to welcome you in the best conditions. A floatation room is specially reserved for you.

I WEAR CONTACT LENSES, SHOULD I REMOVE THEM?

We always recommend removing them, but some people float with them without any problem.

I CAN'T SWIM, CAN I COME TO FLOAT?

No need to know how to swim! To float, nothing special, on the other hand to float well and enjoy the experience, you have to be prepared (that's good, we're here).

There is 25 cm of water in the cocoon (which is the equivalent of a baby paddling pool). It is impossible to be completely submerged. In addition, the water being saturated with salt, the body floats effortlessly.

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Besides, we are often asked the question, but once we see the pool we say to ourselves that in fact it was a "stupid" question.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO COME FLOATING?

Apart from noon 12 because it is well known that "I am always hungry at 12 noon" as Obelix would say, there is no particular time to float. The cocoon is always ready, so the question is: When is the best time for you?

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It is therefore a personal question, some prefer to float in the morning to have energy for the day. Others prefer the evening to fall asleep relaxed or just after a workout.

In our humble opinion, the best time to float is just after going through our sky room for sensory exploration ... that's good, that's what we offer.

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On the other hand, we do not recommend eating a too large or heavy meal before your session.

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