TESTING THE FLOATATION TANK – HERE’S WHAT WE THOUGHT
I have never tried a floatation tank before, failing to see how you could feel remotely relaxed floating around alone in a dark, claustrophobic tank. The stuff of nightmares, right? ZerobodyTM is not a float tank as you know it, it is a dry tank which you enter fully clothed. This new generation floating mattress is designed to allow you to relax in zero gravity without getting wet at all. As the body floats, the mind is freed to recharge.
Relax into a feeling of being suspended…
The tank itself is dimly lit and surrounded by curtains for privacy. Climbing on to the mattress is the only time that you feel slightly vulnerable, but as it fills up with water and you relax into the feeling of being suspended, it is very easy to switch off. Headphones provide relaxing music or guided meditation and the bed is warm. I had bubbles in the mattress and different coloured lights overhead (I think, I could have possibly imagined that in my über-relaxed state). I loved the feeling of zero contact on my back in particular, the tension that is always there just oozed away.
BENEFITS OF THE ZerobodyTM TANK
Benefits of the ZerobodyTM mattress include an increased production of serotonin, improved mood and quality of sleep, improved oxygenation of tissues and a release in tension in the body. After 30 minutes of down time, it felt pretty hard to get up and get on with my day, but once I came round, I had an extra spring in my step.
Invented in Italy, this is only one of two ZerobodyTM tanks in Switzerland (the other at Clinique La Prairie in Montreux). Eva Martinex, creator and owner of Alma Clinique explained the ZerobodyTM experience is especially popular with local business people who come at lunchtime to wind down from work.