Introduction to Floating
Floating in Cusco is a unique opportunity to experience incredible relaxation for both the body and mind. Whether you want to beat Jet Lag, the effects of altitude sickness or want to recuperate tired legs after day trips or treks, floating in the worlds highest float tank will do the trick.
We imagine many people who visit Cusco are yet to try floating and may be unsure how it works and what it actually is. So we hope that this post can answer all of your questions and get you excited to try floating and experience the many benefits it offers.
The water in each pod contains half a tonne of Epsom salt, allowing you to float effortlessly. It matches the temperature of your skin and the air, giving you the feeling of complete weightlessness. It’s usually pitch black and silent in the pod too, unless you wish to have relaxing music or the light on.
The effects on the body
Free from sensory input, the muscular-skeletal system and sympathetic nervous system wind down into a state of deep relaxation and serenity, in which your body and mind can heal and replenish - resulting in many benefits, including reduced stress, better sleep and faster muscle recovery.
A float lasts for 60, 90 or 120 minutes and starts with a brief induction to the tank and our facilities. Once we have explained the process and answered your questions we will leave you in the float center where you can shower before you enter our tank.
You will have relaxing music inside the tank, which you can choose to have turned on or off with the control panel. In addition you have the option to have illumination inside the tank through the fiber optic star lights.
5 minutes before the end of your float you will hear the timer telling you that you just have a few minutes left and allow you to bring yourself back to the present moment in a timely fashion.
Leaving the tank, you are able to shower using our organic and natural shower gel and shampoo before returning to us in reception for a refreshing citric refreshment.
You will be able to leave our Wellness Studio in a sense of complete relaxation and happiness.
The tanks used to be known more commonly as sensory deprivation tanks. This is because of having no lights, sounds and creating a sense of weightlessness.
When you switch the pod light off, you will experience total darkness. Some imagine the darkness as a blank canvas for your mind. You can turn the light on again at any time.
Our float centre and pod are designed to ensure you can experience near total silence (complete silence is scientifically impossible).
Your body floats effortlessly, free from weight or pressure. This allows your muscles to relax, and your spine to realign and lengthen. It’s a relief you may not have experienced before.
No sense of touch
The air and water in the pod are kept at the same temperature as your skin. You won’t be able to feel where the water begins and ends.
Some benefits associated to floating
Floating has many amazing benefits for both mind and body. These include but are not limited to:
☑️ Improves sleep quality
☑️ Alleviates stress & anxiety
☑️ Increased energy & vitality
☑️ Improves mental clarity & alertness
☑️ Facilitates creativity & problem solving
☑️ Deepens meditation practice
☑️ Speeds up rehabilitation & recovery
☑️ Relieves chronic pain
Don't hesitate to get in contact with us if you would like more information on floating or would like to book in for a session.