Being a functioning human in the world who has like, a job, and rent and parking tickets (so many parking tickets, whyyy) is hard, which is why we’ve been looking for ways to de-stress other than adding another wine to the nightly rotation.
Enter floating. If you have ears and hang around with anyone vaguely health conscious, you’ll have heard of float centres popping up all over Brissy, promising a relaxing hour floating in a salty tank and letting all the worries of the world drift away.
If you don’t know what floating is (gasp!) don’t worry, we’ve got you covered here but just trust us, if you’re in the market for a bit of sensory deprivation-cum-stress-relief, treat yo’ self to a big ol’ float and never look back.
Obvs only reputable (read: clean) top-notch places are the go, so we’ve whacked our faves together for your floating pleasure. Enjoy.
With studios in New Farm and Paddington, friendly staff and gorgeous minimalist decor, City Cave is the ultimate relaxation destination. You can choose from a float tank or a float room or bring your beau for a good old fashioned couples float.
Home of the I-Sopod (the largest pod in the world and the size of a small car), Beyond Rest in Coorparoo is your ticket to floating bliss. Pumping out custom meditation music throughout to take your float to the next level, these guys are the business.
The Float Space
If you’re in West End (or even if you’re not) and in need of some serious down time, you have to check out The Float Space. With state-of-the-art float tanks and tricked up rooms that block out ALL sound (seriously), you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven.
Bulimba’s contribution to the floating scene is seriously stylin’—we’re all about Bliss Float's Hamptons vibe. But we’re more interested in spending an hour of bliss in one of their luxury Dreampods (only one of the most cutting edge tanks around, thanks).They also have a Dreampod Max, which is a supersized pod for those that need a bit of extra room to float, and why the hell not.
Fountain Of Youth
Fountain Of Youth offer a range of float sessions in excellent facilities, but what we really stay for is their ‘floatage’ service. Yes, it’s a float and massage combo and yes you need one. DEAD.
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