Welcome to the home of Calm-Water floatation.
Floating, floatation, float therapy...whatever you choose to call it, it is quite simply the most incredible means of stress relief and relaxation available.
Calm Water Floatation Centre is a unique concept in the relaxation, leisure and complimentary therapies sector. We are a dedicated floatation tank centre providing Floatation Therapy or REST (Restricted Environment Stimulus Therapy) at an affordable price, in an accessible and stylish location and, the first of its kind to be located in the Midlands region.
The floatation experience
Floating weightlessly your body is perfectly supported by a cushion of silky skin-temperature Epsom Salt solution. Freed from all sensation of gravity, temperature, touch, sight and sound you conserve and redirect vast amounts of natural physical and mental energy, and with little to do, the brain begins to slow down and relax....Every single muscle in the body is allowed to totally relax, with ear plugs in and, if you wish, the tank’s interior lights off, the quietness and the darkness allow the mind to drift into the deepest state of relaxation possible.
The ultra-deep relaxation of floating “resets” the body’s hormonal and metabolic balance, strengthening resistance to and accelerating recovery from the effects of stress, illness, injury or strenuous exercise and reduces and alieviates Stress, Anxiety and Tension.
The buoyancy created by the dense Epsom-salt solution effectively removes the effects of gravity on the body, and brings the individual close to an experience of total weightlessness. A huge amount of brain-power is used every second in order to deal with the strain that gravity places on one’s body. As the body is now totally supported, and external stimuli is reduce there is nothing for the brain to do and every muscle is allowed to relax completely.
With no commands needing to be sent out, the logical side of the brain is rendered redundant, and its activity slows down until it synchronises with the creative side of our brain. This leaves the individual in a dream-like state, akin to the thoughts experienced just before you fall asleep at night, when although we can begin to dream, we are not in fact asleep. In this state, the brain releases vast amounts of endorphins, brain waves shift from beta (our normal waking state) to lower frequency alpha (responsible for our subconscious and learning), theta (dreams, creativity and imagination) and even delta (brain waves which are normally associated with our deepest sleep). This allows the physical body to rebalance hormones and creates a mental state of clarity and alertness, with increased creativity and problem solving. It deepens meditation, expands awareness, intensifies the acuteness of all senses and accelerates learning. In essence it is like a reset button for the mind and body.
While the state of relaxation may be deep and profound, the individual’s brain stays dreamily alert. This is the state-of-mind that for example, Buddhist monks attempt to reach through hours of meditation and years of training.
You can achieve this in a matter of minutes just by lying back into the silky warm sea of bliss that is the floatation experience!
Floatation has many benefits, both physical and psychological and as research continues it is being proven to help with a number of physical and mental ailments and medical issues. It promotes calm and relaxation and can help provide relief from stress and anxiety. It eliminates fatigue and jetlag, improves sleep and can alleviate insomnia. It reenergises, rejuvenates and revitalises. It increases motivation, diminishes depression, anxiety and fear and facilitates freedom from phobias and addictions. It enhances hypnotherapy, self-hypnosis and meditation. It improves athletic performance and helps prevent sports injures and speeds the healing process. It decreases the production of cortisol, lactic acid and adrenalin. It increases the production of endorphins, relieves pain from arthritis and injuries, provides relief from migraine and boosts immune function. It improves circulation and the distribution of oxygen and nutrients, reduces blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen consumption.
Floating is one of the few complementary therapies suitable and completely safe during pregnancy. The greatest benefit is that of being in the weightless environment. This allows the removal of tension and pressure from the neck, shoulders and back and provides relief from the physical strains of pregnancy for both mother and baby, particularly in the later stages.
International athletes such as Philips Idowu & Jade Johnson have been taking advantage of the benefits of floating as part of their training and rehabilitation routines and the Australian Sport Federation teams (Olympic, Football & Cricket) have been using floatation therapy since the Sydney Olympics in 2000. It is also beginning to find its way into the consciousness of people from all walks of life such as actress Naomi Harris who recently used floating to relax during a hectic schedule of filming.
Floatation therapy of course, is not just for Olympic athletes, celebrities, pregnant ladies, or those receiving help with stress or depression, it is also a ‘Lifestyle’ choice which appeals to people from all walks of life. We are all leading increasingly hectic lives with little or no time to stop, take a breath and spend just a little time on ourselves.
Information on the medical research being conducted around the world into the positive effects of floatation is available the next page.
Additional Treatments Available.
At Calm Water we will be offering a variety of additional treatments including Physiotherapy (combined with floatation can improve recovery time by allowing the therapist to work deeper into the muscle groups and improve mobility), Sports and Holistic Massage and Acupuncture.
We will also be offering 'pamper' sundays where upto 10 people can book the centre for the whole day and have the oportunity to purchase additional treatments as part of a package.....more news on this soon.
If there are other services or treatments you would like to see at Calm Water, simply let us know by emailing us at: