“Genuinely looking forward to the chance to experience sensory enhancement”
It was when someone said this to me on Twitter that I got thinking…
Have you ever tried closing your eyes for a little while when outside in the dark, and then opening them again to find how much more you can now see?
The stars in the sky, the moonlight, far off streetlights, details you just missed before?
Imagine if you could do that with all your senses: shut them off for a delicious break from over-stimulation… and then come back again to find your senses reawakened?
Floatation provides a really special environment for this, which is like nothing else.
You can switch off the lights to enjoy the blanket of complete darkness. (Of course if you’d rather not switch off the lights that’s ok – you are in complete control of your float experience.)
The room is soundproofed to reduce any noise to a minimal level.
The float environment is carefully maintained to ensure a neutral scent.
You certainly shouldn’t be tasting anything but your tongue!
The salty water provides complete buoyancy, so there will be no pressures on your body, which you might get in bed or sitting down.
The water is maintained at body temperature, so that after a while you can’t tell where your body ends and the water begins.
This is also why we suggest you float naked, so that you’re not even feeling the friction or pressures of a swimsuit. (Don’t worry – you have your own private room with a lock on the door.)
When you emerge, you will notice all your senses once again, but at a heightened level. Once you’ve had your shower and got dressed, you’ll be free to come and sit in our chill-out area, where we will have books to peruse, creative materials to play with, and lovely artwork for you to enjoy… or you can simply ‘be’.
At Float in the Forest we will have the additional benefit of being in the wonderful landscape of the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley. When you come out of your float if you wish you could go for a walk, with a newfound awareness of the colours, sights, scents and sounds of nature.