Float in the ForestBeyond relaxation
Float in the Forest is your floatation centre in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.
Floatation is the deepest relaxation you will ever feel.
Half a tonne of Epsom salt in the water means you float effortlessly on the surface and feel weightless. The body temperature water supports you in total comfort, so you can let go of tension and drift into a blissful state.
Enjoy your own private room with a beautiful, state-of-the-art float pod. Luxuriate in your rainfall shower complete with natural toiletries and big fluffy towels. Take your time in the lounge afterwards, while you sip your choice of complimentary organic tea.
Emerge into a beautiful natural environment and carry the feeling of serenity on into your life.
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Give them floats for Christmas!
Whether they are new to floating, or you already know they love it, floating makes a wonderful and unusual present.
We have options for 1 float, 3 floats or 2 simultaneous floats, and you can get your gift cards in digital or physical formats.
Find out more and get your gift cards here.
Find out more about floating
Escape hectic daily life and let your tensions dissolve into weightless relaxation. This is time which is yours alone, free of the demands of others. Above all, the calm comfort of floatation soothes away stress and anxiety. At last a space to truly rest the body and still the chatter of the mind.
Floatation reduces blood pressure and improves circulation. Levels of the ‘stress hormone’ cortisol are reduced. You are bathed in salts of the essential mineral Magnesium. Furthermore, your muscles, joints and bones are released from the effects of gravity.
Sufferers of chronic pain from many conditions including Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and back pain have gained relief by using floatation for pain management. Muscle tension and joint pain are reduced through being unburdened by the buoyant water.
The deep rest of floating dissolves fatigue, leaving you feeling truly refreshed. Not only can a single float feel as restorative as a full night’s sleep, but certainly floating also improves sleep patterns, offering relief from insomnia and the ability to ‘reset’ jet lag.
Sports recovery is boosted by floatation as a result of lactic acid broken down faster, allowing you to train smarter and get back to doing what you love sooner. Likewise rehabilitation times from injury are reduced, and what’s more, proper recuperation keeps you at the top of your game. Enhance your performance and visualise your success.
Floating can give profound relief from the physical strains of pregnancy due to the buoyancy of the water. An opportunity to practise breathing techniques and relax. Not only is this a real rest for you and your baby, but also a chance to build a profound connection together in a peaceful and supportive environment.
Floating is a doorway to deeper meditation. The reduced sensory input and weightlessness removes distractions, empowering you to quiet your mind with ease. As a result you can switch off your mind and be present, and make it easier to do so in your every day life.
The float environment puts the power to reprogram unwanted behaviours in your hands. Consequently, this is an opportunity to abandon your addictions. Through regular floating you can insert a pause between the stimulus and the habitual response, giving you an opportunity to act from somewhere authentic.
Discover a space of peaceful reflection, while free of all distractions. This environment fosters true focus: for improved decision-making, effective problem-solving, deeper insight, and freedom of mind. Certainly here is the clarity you need to make real progress.
Break creative block. Open a channel to the wellspring of your innate creativity. Calm the inner chatter and find peace of mind. Open yourself to inspiration, and maybe meet your muse in the garden of your mind.
You are the frontier of unlimited possibility, free to experiment without constraint. Travel through time. Explore the multiverse. Hang out with transdimensional entities. This is your space. What’s more, this is your adventure. Have fun and enjoy!
Enjoy the sensations. Revel in the time alone. Wallow in that post-float feeling. Combine your float with other activities and treatments. Bring a friend along. Above all, floating doesn’t have to be serious, and you don’t need an excuse to enjoy yourself.
Floatation could be called a spiritual technology. The floatation pod removes a lot of work from us, and frees us up for the real work. Though deliberate work in the pod we can establish an experiential connection with our selves in the broadest sense, and uncover a way to be of service to our greater self.
Trip the light fantastic!
Lie back, close your eyes and your face is bathed in a warm glow. Gentle pulses of light with synchronised soundscapes lead your awareness on an immersive journey into beautiful imagery and blissful moods.
Unique combinations of frequencies stimulate specific brain wave patterns often associated with joy, intuition, and creativity. Behind closed eyelids the light conjures beautiful visions in your mind’s eye, accompanied by feelings of wonder, clarity and peace. It’s fun, and you feel great afterwards too. Pair it with a float to go even deeper!
Discover the Roxiva RX1 light machine, and find yourself delightfully transported.
Find out more on this page about light sessions.
Check some posts from the Float in the Forest blog
Extraordinary and indescribable Just imagine being transported through a dream-like portal; full of interchanging imagery and colours that are indescribable because they do not exist here on planet earth. An alternate reality that is so expansive and vast, it can...
Take a break from parenting Everyone who is a parent will understand just how brutally relentless it can be. We could even refer to parenting as: the constant doing for another outside of ourselves for 18 years, and then some! Now, that's not to say that parenting...
An opportunity for creativity After a float some people want to remain in quiet contemplation, others are keen to talk about their experiences, and then there are those who enjoy expressing themselves in writing or drawing. In light of this, since opening in February...
The deepest relaxation you will ever feel, the closest to weightless you can be on this planet.
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