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Float room launches in Aberdeen

A new float experience has launched in Aberdeen!

Urban Wellness Hub in Bridge of Don has launched Urban Wellness Float – a new purpose-built, self-contained float room which offers a sensory deprivation experience.

Air and water inside the float room is heated to skin temperature, while the water is saturated with Epsom salts to provide buoyancy akin to the Dead Sea.

The family-run business says it has installed the float room to give businesses and the north east community a place to relax, reset and restore their minds and bodies.

“We’re thrilled to launch the float room and to have had such a fantastic response from the public already,” says co-owner and Bowen therapist Emma Ross.

“It will allow many people who work in a stressful job to be completely free from distractions in a world where we have so many things preoccupying our minds, and a chance to take real ’time out’. 

“Many sports personalities already use floating to improve performance, and business leaders for ideas-generation or providing greater focus and clarity. We wanted to offer people a chance to experience the benefits of floating without having to travel.”

According to Urban Wellness Hub, floating originally started in the US and has even been used by the likes of NASA. It’s become increasingly popular in the UK and, in the last three years, the medical community has published scientific research papers on the health-related benefits of floating.

It says experts recommend at least three floats to help the body feel the full benefits and give the mind a chance to completely relax.

It’s even thought that one hour of floating can have the equivalent effect of four hours’ REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

“You train your body and brain to compete in a sport, or to take on a new role and it’s exactly the same with floating,” explains Emma.

“You need to be able to ‘let go’  and that’s why it sometimes takes a few sessions for some people to truly experience floating.”

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