Float weightlessly, defy gravity and de-stress!
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This article is from our latest issue of JQ Life. See our website to read the full magazine online for free.
Unique. If I had to choose one word to describe The Floating Spa, it would be this. Why? Because while everyone is trying to do something, we forget the importance of trying to be something. Remove the external stimuli and distraction in our oversaturated world, strip yourself to just being and see what is left. That’s the experience you get here at The Floating Spa – the first and only floatation centre in Birmingham!
I came from the typical corporate big office world, I learnt a lot there and realised a need in people to disconnect from the stresses of modern life and reconnect with their internal energies, which led me to the concept of floatation therapy or R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy). As soon as I tried it for the first time, I knew I wanted to be part of bringing this life changing practice to the wider public.
I wanted to start by bringing it to the Jewellery Quarter. Somewhere that has always had a place in my heart. It was a no-brainer to locate The Floating Spa here and I’ve experienced first-hand the great independent businesses, sense of community and eclectic population. When we first moved into our premises, we were carrying out internal refurbishment on the building for ten months before we opened. During this time, I think every single neighbour from all around us had come around at some point to not only introduce themselves but also to offer any help! This sense of community and the support network that creates really blew me away.
The Floating Spa operates on the concept of total self-isolation! Even before the pandemic, our cleaning protocols were of the highest order. 500kg+ of Epsom salt, UV treatment and disinfecting procedures ensure 99% of virus and bacteria are removed from all surfaces and the water before every appointment. We will also be introducing a staggered booking schedule and social distancing measures on site.
One of the most memorable events I recall is when a new customer called us to say they were running late. We quickly realised they were not going to make it as they were in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. The person had booked online thinking we were located in Birmingham, USA and was driving over 100 miles, not realising their mistake until they tried putting our full address into the satellite navigation.
The benefits of regular floating are not only great in number but also backed up by science, there is continuing medical research proving the benefits of floatation for a wide range of challenges. By relieving the stresses of gravity, floating takes the weight off strained bones, joints and muscles, and increases the efficiency of blood circulation. This includes a multitude of physical and mental benefits which can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone.
The Floating Spa also sells health and wellbeing products and offers yoga classes and 1-2-1s with Lisa from The Pretty Sweaty Stuff throughout the week and hires out the venue for different events.