If you’ve never heard of floatation therapy, we wouldn’t blame you! Gravity Floatation Centre in Northcote is one of Melbourne’s best-kept wellness secrets. The centre itself is an oasis of calm, combining floating—a natural therapy championed for its stress-relief, muscle relaxation and productivity benefits—with a hand-picked selection of herbal teas, supplements, skincare and at-home relaxation products.
So, what exactly is floatation? Floating involves lying in a bath that is saturated with Epsom salts, in a pod (yes, the ones that look like a giant egg—just check out their Instagram feed!). The solution is warm—the same temperature as your skin—and due to the concentration of salts in the liquid, your body simply floats on its surface, leaving you feeling weightless and free to bliss out. It’s a wonderful way to relieve muscle and joint pain, as well as a fantastic treatment to improve sleep, memory and creativity, to boost learning skills, and to let your problems float away!
Sessions at Gravity Floatation Centre start at an hour’s duration, although you can book in for two hours or more at a time. This Melbourne floatation therapy experience is not only great for de-stressing your mind and body, the salts are also nourishing for your skin, meaning you’ll leave feeling like a new person, both inside and out.
Gravity Floatation Centre now has two locations; one in Northcote and one in Armadale. Both venues are the only centres offering floatation therapy in Melbourne that are equipped with six floatation tanks, all under one roof! Their centres are the perfect location for a relaxing pamper treatment with friends, as well as the largest floatation centres in the entirety of Australia. If you haven’t tried floating yet, we urge you to book in asap—trust us, you’ll be hooked!