The floating capsule is one of humanity’s greatest discoveries, enabling natural renewal of the mind and body. It is a soundproof capsule with a cosmic shape, containing healing EPSOM salts which provide maximum buoyancy and positively impact health and well-being. During a session, the body floats on the water just like on the Dead Sea, and the joints and spine are not subject to the burden of gravity. No outside stimuli reach the participants, allowing them to reach a state of the deepest relaxation. One hour of sleep in a floating capsule is equivalent to 4 hours of normal sleep in the night.
The water in the floating capsule contains EPSOM salts (magnesium sulphate). Magnesium is one of the most precious bio-elements, and can be found in all cells. It is vital for metabolic processes, it activates many enzymes, regenerates living cells, regulates the blood clotting process, influences bone development, and strengthens the immune system and heart. Deficiencies of magnesium result in nervousness, insomnia, and chronic fatigue. It is absorbed much better through the skin than through the digestive tract, meaning that bathing in EPSOM salts can quickly compensate for any shortages.
Beautiful hair, moisturised and elastic skin, strong connective tissues, glossy nails, fit joints, and correct hormone balance, including those that are responsible for good mood and the feeling of relaxation, as well as proper immune system function and metabolism all depend on sulphur.
Bathing in EPSOM salts in the floating capsule also provides a cleansing and relaxing effect, alleviating pain and inflammatory states. The salts’ beneficial effects accelerate rehabilitation, convalescence, and healing of wounds, while increasing resistance to disease and endurance. They also help rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins.
- Deep relaxation
- Freedom from stress and tension
- Reduction and elimination of symptoms of depression, nervous disorders, phobias, obsessions, and dependencies
- Reduction of anxiety
- Achievement of alpha, theta, and even delta brainwave states, which accelerate healing processes and support meditative states
- Increased creativity and problem-solving skills
- Increased concentration, memory, and clarity of thought
- Acceleration of the learning process, and reduction of difficulties in learning
- Freedom from negative attitudes and emotions
- Improved sleep quality and reduction of insomnia
- Synchronisation of brain hemispheres
- Alleviation and elimination of various types of pain, such as back, neck, muscle, and rheumatic pain
- Significant reduction of the symptoms of chronic migraine
- Alleviation and elimination of inflammatory states of the joints and tendons, contusions and bruises
- Accelerated rehabilitation and convalescence
- Increased energy levels
- Strengthening of the immune system
- Reduction of high blood pressure, slowing of the pulse, and improvement of circulation
- Reduced risk of circulatory system disease
- Alleviation of symptoms of respiratory system disease
- Support in treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, and swelling of the limbs
- Improved sports performance (efficiency, fitness, coordination)
- Intensified endorphin production
- Treatment of colds, and support in treatment of upper respiratory tract illness
- Improved metabolism
- Cleansing of toxins from the body
- Improved hair and skin condition (eg. reduction of acne, cellulite)
The floating capsule cuts off all external stimuli, allowing the participant to float away in a state similar to meditation. Floating in the capsule also lowers blood pressure and levels of the stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol. It stabilises the action of the hormonal system, while stimulating the secretion of endorphin, leading to a positive mood and a blissful state. It stimulates the brain to produce theta waves, characteristic for meditative states.
BIOLOGICAL RENEWAL FOR SPORTSPEOPLE
Rest in the floating capsule is an excellent method of regeneration for sportspeople, both amateurs and professionals. A session in the capsule improves mental state, increases concentration, and builds confidence. The highly specific theta waves which the brain generates during a session aid in visualisation, increasing coordination and sporting results.
Did you know that sessions in floating capsules were included by the Australian Institute of Sport in its program of preparations for the Olympic Games in 1983? Carl Lewis, one of the most outstanding and successful light athletes in the world, enjoyed sessions in a floating capsule during his preparations for the Olympics.
During a session, the body floats on the water just like on the Dead Sea, and the joints and spine are not subject to the burden of gravity. All the stress and muscle tension which collects during sedentary work or physical activity melts away.
Relaxation in the floating capsule stimulates the secretion of endorphin, which blocks pain. It reduces spinal pain, and brings relief for chronic and rheumatic pain. It also helps with migraines.
RELAXATION FOR WOMEN
A session in the floating capsule is an excellent way to relax, to rest, to reduce pain, and to generally increase the sensation of well-being. It soothes premenstrual tension, eliminates fatigue, and has anti-depressant properties.
It is an ideal form of biological renewal for pregnant women. The feeling of weightlessness gives immediate relief from pain, and reduces aches in the back and muscles. It also helps combat insomnia. Sessions in the floating capsule are also recommended for women who have recently given birth.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is floating?
Floating is a kind of levitation on the surface of water saturated with Epsom salts. The high density of Epsom salts makes it possible to effortlessly float on the surface of the water, allowing participants to quickly achieve a state of total physical and mental relaxation. The temperature of the water is maintained at a steady 35.9°C, matching average body temperature, and creating a feeling of unity with the water.
Who is floating for?
For everyone, but especially for those who are overworked, hurried, stressed, suffering from nervous disorders and obsessions, dealing with back pain or migraines. It is an excellent form of relaxation and biological renewal for sportspeople, students, pregnant women, and those undergoing a period of convalescence or rehabilitation.
Is it recommended for pregnant women?
Pregnant women may use the capsule at any time other than the first trimester of pregnancy, after consulting with their doctor. Reports from pregnant women after sessions are very positive. The spinal column, highly stressed during pregnancy, is completely relieved of all pressure and pain while floating on the surface of the water.
How does a floating session influence the mind?
A session in the capsule leads to a feeling of deep mental relaxation. The brain generates theta waves, which generally lead to an improvement in mental function (clarity of thought, creativity, memory). Endorphin secretion increases, causing a reduction of phobic states, depression, negative mental attitudes, pain, and an improvement in mood.
How many sessions are recommended in order to gain the maximum benefit?
The benefits are felt immediately after the first session. In practice, after the third floating session, maximum benefits can be obtained. To intensify the benefits, regular use of the floating capsule is recommended.
Do I need to take anything with me to the floating session?
Take a towel and pool sandals. Shampoo, shower gel, hair dryers, earplugs, make-up removal tonic and swabs are provided on the spot.
What should I avoid before a floating session?
Do not use alcohol and/or other substances which alter perception. Before the session, it is a good idea to eat a light meal, but not to overeat.
Wet shaving and depilation are not recommended on the day before the session, as the highly concentrated salts may cause a burning sensation and irritate damaged skin.
How do those who suffer from claustrophobia feel during a floating session?
Even those who suffer from severe claustrophobia should not feel discomfort during a session. The interior of the capsule is spacious enough that one can imagine being inside of a large tent. Additionally, in the capsule there is a light regulator which allows users to control the conditions inside. The door of the capsule may remain slightly open for the entire session, at the user’s preference. The door opens at the gentlest push. The total absence of locks or latches means that it is impossible to lock oneself inside the capsule.
Is there enough air inside the capsule?
A gravitational air exchange system has been installed in the capsule, which ensures an adequate amount of air and complete comfort for the whole stay in the capsule.
Is floating a new idea?
For centuries, people have been swimming in the Dead Sea. But capsules of this type have only become popular in the last 30 years. In that time, hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed floating sessions at centres around the world. In Poland, this is a new form of relaxation, although it is becoming more well-known, popular, and appreciated.
What is the hygiene standard of the water in the capsule?
The water in the floating capsule is 100% sterile. We respect rigorous safety and hygiene standards. Additionally, no pathogenic micro-organisms can exist in water with this extremely high salt concentration. We monitor the parameters of the water every day, including pH, salt concentration, and water temperature. The water is also systematically replaced, as evaporation takes place continuously. After each session, all of the water is filtered several times through an innovative substrate of activated glass, and is next disinfected using hydrogen peroxide and UV lamps. With complete confidence, we can say that the water in the floating capsule is at a higher standard than in a typical pool or jacuzzi.