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Float in the Forest's Blog

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Meet Katy

Meet Katy

Meet therapist Katy Davies

Introducing therapist Katy Davies, who has been providing awesome therapies at Float in the Forest since August 2019, so we thought it was about time to tell you a bit more about her!

From sport to sport massage

Katy has always been fascinated by anatomy and physiology.  Her interest in sport massage was sparked when she started weight training regularly herself, and realised the importance of looking after the muscular structure and the knock on effects of imbalances and dysfunction, not just in the gym or sports, but also in everyday life.

She wanted to help people, and she wanted to educate herself in order to help make a difference to others’ lives, and so in 2017 Katy began her journey to become a sports massage therapist.

Why does she do it?

Katy feels passionately about sports massage because she truly believes in treating a problem at the root cause, and she loves seeing the positive effects when working with clients.

She also loves being a part of helping people achieve their goals and passing on information that can make a real difference in everyday life.

Why Float in the Forest?

Says Katy:

“I chose to offer my treatments at Float in the Forest because from the moment I met Shari and Will it was obvious straight away that that they believe in the value of self care, the importance of recovery for the body and mind and also feel passionately about helping people. You instantly feel relaxed from the moment you walk in the door, which is important when doing any type of soft tissue therapy.”

You can contact Katy and book appointments via the Forest Sport Massage Facebook page.

Meet Karen

Meet Karen

Meet therapist Karen Hopes Introducing Karen of Karen Hopes Aromatherapy, who makes the gorgeous moisturiser bars and melts we are now stocking in the float centre... As a child, Karen remembers soaking rose petals in water in jam jars to make ‘perfume’....

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Float stories – Angharad

Float stories – Angharad

"I left like a new woman", by Angharad Does this look like the face of a stressed out woman? A woman on the edge of some sort of episode? One that's installed two hot tubs in the rain, driven across country at breakneck speed, was 40 minutes...

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Now open!

Now open!

Your float centre is now open Wow - what an amazing few weeks we have had since our last blog! It was Float in the Forest's soft opening on Tuesday 19th February 2019, and we've had 69 people float with us in the first two weeks! We really...

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The float pods are in!

The float pods are in!

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Tues 5th Feb 2019   THE FIT-OUT IS APPROACHING THE END The majority of the fit-out has been done now... exciting times! The plumbing, ventilation, carpentry and second fix electrics are all now finished. ...

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Getting closer!

Getting closer!

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Fri 18th Jan 2019 Ventilation In our last fit-out blog, we mentioned that we were starting work on the ventilation system for the float centre. We've been having fun putting this system together - it's made progress, with...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Fri 4th Jan 2019Time for paintingWe hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year break.Over the festive period our construction team took some well earned time off.  This meant we could get stuck into painting the float...

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Getting quieter

Getting quieter

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Fri 21st Dec 2018 Lots of progress Since our last blog lots has happened in the float centre fit out, and we have been so impressed with how hard the team are working. The first fix electrics are now done, and...

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Getting warmer

Getting warmer

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Fri 23rd Nov 2018 New ceilings in the float centre The basic building has very high ceilings, which would make it a hard space to heat. Your float centre is going to be a cosy and comfortable place, so we are...

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Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping

Dare we mention the 'C' word? Ok, so maybe it's still a bit early, but we're getting in the festive mood! We'll try not to overdo it for those of you who aren't ready yet. Getting festive It's possible that you're starting to think about...

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The walls are up!

The walls are up!

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Thurs 8th Nov 2018It's amazing how much can be achieved in under 2 weeks, when you've got the right team. Signage Before the fit-out began, we had our lovely signs created and installed, thanks to Pete at...

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What if I get claustrophobic?

What if I get claustrophobic?

"What if I get claustrophobic?" Concerns about getting claustrophobic are probably our most frequently asked question. Sometimes the question comes in different forms, for example: "How big is the pod?""Are you shut in it?""Are you locked...

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Can’t I just float in my bath at home?

Can’t I just float in my bath at home?

"Can't I just float in my bath at home?" When some people hear that floating involves Epsom salt, they wonder whether they can't just recreate the experience at home in their bath.   So we would like to ask you the following questions: ...

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How long does a float last?

How long does a float last?

"How long does a float last?" The length of a float can vary between different float centres.  But the most common in the UK is one hour, and that's how long a standard float is at Float in the Forest.  You may not be used to dedicating this...

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Take your own route to the flow state

Take your own route to the flow state

"Sick of being left holding the spare water bottle, puncture repair kit and warm post ride clothing?? Come and relax instead at Float in the Forest... The antithesis of a black ATB bike ride!"   These words came from a wise friend of mine, and they got me...

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We got the keys!

We got the keys!

Float in the Forest venue updateWe got the keys! Here is a sneak peek at what will become your floatation centre... Make sure you're signed up to our email list, to be kept updated on progress towards launch. We can't wait to host your float!...

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Groundbreaking float research

Groundbreaking float research

Anxiety and depression Anxiety and depression are the two most common mental health disorders. Their cost to the individual and to society is huge. Pharmaceutical treatments are not always effective, and can have unpleasant side-effects. Laureate Institute...

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Planning permission granted!

Planning permission granted!

We have some exciting news...We got planning permission!! The property is in the south of the Forest of Dean, between Whitecroft and Bream, about 5 minutes' drive from Lydney.We've really appreciated everyone who has stuck with us through the journey so far.  In some...

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What do I wear while I’m floating?

What do I wear while I’m floating?

"What do I wear while I'm floating?" This is a common question Many people wonder what to wear when floating, and we realise the answer may not be obvious. If you look at photos of people floating, including on this website, some of them show people wearing swimming...

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How do you make sure the water’s clean?

How do you make sure the water’s clean?

"How do you make sure the water's clean?" Sanitation and hygiene are very important to us at Float in the Forest. Everyone must shower Everyone is required to have a shower and wash themselves thoroughly before they get into the float pod. This...

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One giant leap for floatkind

One giant leap for floatkind

Venue updateWe have some exciting news... we've got a new potential location!We've been researching it for a while, but didn't want to say anything until we were sure this could be a great place for Float in the Forest.Hopefully we will be in a unit on the...

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The peace of time alone

The peace of time alone

Do you get enough time alone? Privacy is a rare commodity these days. Many people feel like they spend all their time either at work or travelling to and from it, and are still with other people when they get home. Parents of young children may feel like...

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I can’t swim… what if I sink?

I can’t swim… what if I sink?

"I can't swim... what if I sink?" You may be surprised to hear that this is actually quite a common question in relation to floating.  Many people can't swim, and that is fine. Never had the opportunity Some people may not have been lucky...

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What has Float in the Forest been up to in 2017?

What has Float in the Forest been up to in 2017?

A rollercoaster year Phew! 2017 has been a rollercoaster year for us. Let's make no bones about it - we had hoped that our float centre would be open and we'd be floating you guys by now! The first thing to say is that we greatly appreciate your patience,...

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What if I fall asleep during my float?

What if I fall asleep during my float?

"What if I fall asleep during my float?" There seem to be a few concerns behind this question. Embarrassment We often feel like we shouldn't let go in a 'public setting', as if it might be embarrassing or we might lose our dignity.  Have you...

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Mind, Body & Spirit

Mind, Body & Spirit

Mind, Body & SpiritA couple of weeks ago we spent an interesting day on our stand at the Mind Body Spirit Show.  The event was at the Chepstow Racecourse.  We'd never been there before, but it was a good venue for this sort of event.  It was warm and comfortable....

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Re-charge your batteries

Re-charge your batteries

What if we recharged ourselves as often as we recharge our phones? Do you ever feel depleted? We all have days when we feel depleted.  Sometimes we know we're pushing ourselves too hard, or not giving ourselves the fuel we need to function at our best. We may feel...

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Venue update

Venue update

News from Float in the ForestIt's time for an update on our progress.It felt like a quiet time over August, as we waited for the planning outcome, and lots of people were away on holiday.Float newsA float pod manufacturer came a long way for his first visit to the...

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Overcoming anxiety

Overcoming anxiety

Update from the author *** Update - the research described below has now been completed and published.  Read the published LIBR research here. *** Anxiety is a common problem Have you ever had that feeling where you're lying in bed, you should be able to...

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How does floating feel?

How does floating feel?

How does floating feel?If they say a picture speaks a thousand words... then what about a video?It can be hard to express the wonderful sensations associated with floating.  So with this in mind we teamed up with a wonderfully creative guy called Andy, of Squiff...

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The value of experience

The value of experience

Receive an object or an experience You know that feeling of excitement about getting the latest shiny new thing? Have you ever noticed how quickly that much anticipated object loses its lustre, once you actually obtain it?  Soon enough it fades into the background...

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