Slí Beatha Float House raised the standard for floating in Ireland when bringing a dedicated stand-alone float center (Float House Ireland) to Naas, Co. Kildare in 2016 with 3 modern float tanks. We’ve also recently expanded to Dublin with a one float tank facility in the SBG D24 gym in Tallaght.
Over the past three and a half years, thousands of people have floated in Float House Ireland. People have used floating to meditate and to problem solve, to de-stress, manage anxiety & depression, to help with sleep problems, alleviate jet lag, recover from injuries & sports training, to help chronic pain, and even help with habits and addictions.
Floating for one hour will help to lower levels of stress, anxiety and increase feelings of relaxation and wellbeing.
90% of our central nervous system’s workload is related to gravity, light, sound and touch. While in the float tank the water is heated to 35.5 degrees – this is skin-receptor neutral, which means you lose track of where your body ends and the water begins.
It turns out that when you’re not fighting gravity or constantly taking in information your body has a lot of extra resources at its disposal.
Your mind is free to mull things over without distraction, your brain pumps out dopamine and endorphins, and your body gets to rest, de-stress and heal.
Our purpose is to provide you with a clean, relaxed and tranquil environment so as to facilitate you with the ultimate Floatation experience and help you with your personal growth.
For some, floatation therapy provides the ultimate in relaxation and recovery; others turn to floating to boost creativity and visualization; for everyone, floating offers a welcomed rest from the hustle and bustle of the modern-day world.
Whatever reason you have for Floating we want to provide a top quality space for you so that you can perform at your best!
• Floatation Therapy is a unique and powerful tool that is highly effective at combating chronic stress and its associated conditions. Floating is also highly enjoyable and creates profound experiences of relaxation and wellbeing.
Floating combines the sensation of weightlessness with an experience known technically as Restricted Environment Stimulation Therapy (REST). Over 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulphate) are dissolved into a pool with water that is maintained at human skin temperature. This super-saturated Epsom Salt solution creates a hyper-buoyant environment where users naturally float on the surface without any effort.
The effortless floatation frees the user from the effects of gravity, facilitating a deep relaxation of the body and a state of meditative calm within the mind.
From a health perspective, meditation has been shown to reduce blood pressure, calm the nervous system and increase alpha wave patterns in the brain. Recent studies suggest that it dramatically improves the immune system by reducing anxiety, worry and stress.
“I’ve come to realize that when the mind and body are relaxed and absent of chronic stress, it has an amazing ability to heal itself.”
Dr. Justin Feinstein is leading today’s research on Floatation therapy. For more information visit http://www.laureateinstitute.org/justin-feinstein.html
Another great website is https://www.clinicalfloatation.com/. The official site dedicated to the medical use of clinical floatation therapy. This website provides an overview of an emerging new technology known as Floatation-REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy) that appears to powerfully counter the deleterious effects of stress in modern life.
Published peer reviewed papers, presentations and news related to Clinical Floatation to assist researchers and clinicians in all disciplines
During flotation, there’s an increase in full body circulation. Oxygen is delivered to cells with greater efficiency, and the brain is better able to function. The act of floating encourages the body to relax and allows its systems to function unimpeded.
Physical benefits of floatation include:
Simply put, floating calms our overly stimulated systems and restores the body’s chemical and metabolic balance.
Research consistently demonstrates that Floatation therapy has a significant impact on mood enhancement. Suggested reasons for this increased level of happiness include elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, through to the deep meditative state achieved during floatation therapy. -
Floatation therapy can help with a host of mental health issues such as anxiety, PTSD, ADD, and ADHD. Floating in the dark is a profoundly serene experience.
Conditions like anxiety, depression & ADHD respond to the process of calming the mind. With no sensory input the continuous flow of pointless negative thoughts slows right down. For once, you can be in touch with your true self.
Floating benefits the mind:
You don’t need to bring anything but yourself. We’ll cover the basics together and answer your questions.
Have some complimentary tea with us if you’d like and float on.
** Contract will automatically renew after three months. Please notify us 10 days before automatic renewal if you wish to cancel membership.
You will not be allowed to float if you have any of the following conditions or in any of the following situations:
• Open wounds
• Epilepsy or serious mental conditions
• A high-risk pregnancy
• Have colored or permed your hair within 7 days
• Under the influence of any drug or alcohol
• Under 16 without parental presence
No – your skin doesn’t even prune up. You do absorb a lot of magnesium from the Epsom salt which has oodles of benefits.
The first flotation tank was developed in 1954 by the American neurophysiologist Professor Dr. John C. Lilly while working at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) in Maryland.USA.
In 1982, International REST Investigators Society (IRIS) was founded in order to give the increased number of REST researchers a platform to share their research findings. For several years float tanks were solely used by researchers in university laboratories or by private individuals.
In 1983 floating increased in popularity as more became known about it’s effects. Today, flotation therapy is a rapidly growing trend around the world
Not much really when it comes to experience, both are sensory reduction float tanks, both have sophisticated filtration systems the best on the market and in both tanks the water is heated and maintained to roughly human body temperature. The main difference from the tank to the pod is just their shape, the float room you have more space above your head but the area is more or less the same. In the float room the door opens out and in the pod the lid closes down just at your head making it convenient to open when you feel like it.
Absolutely! There will be a womb within a womb! Floating can relieve a lot of the aches and pains caused by pregnancy. It is not permitted to float within the first trimester and if you have any concerns please consult with your physician before coming in.
Yes. Just follow the same protocol as you would for a swimming pool or hot tub.
The more regularly you float the better. Just like any activity, the more you practice the better you become, and the more cumulative effects you will see.
it really depends on the individual
We recommend that you don’t wear anything so that you can feel truly free and so you are not distracted by your clothing. However we completely understand this can be daunting the first time, so you can wear a costume if you like. You have your own private room to do as you please. –
At the beginning of your session there is 10 minutes of music to allow you to relax and then a golden silence for 45mins. In the last five minutes the music will fade back in to ease you back to out of your float.
The high saline content of the floatation environment ensures that nothing harmful can survive within the tank. The water within the tank is automatically filtered between each customer (and 24-hours a day when not in use). The water is filtered through a 1 micron pool filter (that’s 1/100th the diameter of a human hair!) and is sanitized with a small amount of disinfectant and UV light. – See more at: https://floatworks.com/faq#sthash.o00gJmRQ.dpuf
Don’t drink coffee for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, don’t shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.
No. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat.
Our i-sopod is a revolutionary float pod packed with superior features and technologies. It is 8ft 6″ long by 5ft 6″ wide with lots of space to manoeuvre around, you can get in and out whenever you like. You control the opening of the pod and even the light, to ensure your experience is right for you.
People worried about claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating. You’re always in control of your environment and can get out at any time.
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We are located in Naas Town Centre. Address: Unit 33 Naas Town Centre, Dublin Road, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 AH02.
Tried out a float out of pure curiosity. While waiting for my appointment, I did some research online and the reported benefits seemed a little too good to be true. Still, I went with an open mind and fully embraced the experience and I'm really glad I did! The staff at Slí Beatha were excellent, very friendly and went through everything before floating. The place was very clean and the atmosphere was calm and relaxed. I didn't need to bring anything with me, everything was provided. The float was fantastic. I thought before going that I wouldn't be able to properly switch off. especially when I hate small spaces, but I was so comfortable that it was impossible not to, I think I may have even slept for a bit! When the float was over I felt more calm and relaxed than I have done for years, back pain gone, neck pain gone and headache gone, I felt like a new man, I never expected that I would get that much out of one float and the effects feel like they lasted for a few days after. After that, I bought the introductory package for 3 floats and will definitely continue to go after that, even though I have to travel from Waterford! I've been telling everyone about it since, go with an open mind and you will NOT be disappointed!
I've been floating since 1999 (makes me sound like a space cadet 🙂 ) and this is by far the best place I've been. Very relaxed, very clean, no rush afterwards, and Pat is a lovely guy. If you've never floated try it! You'll reap the benefits. I wish all the best to Slí Beatha, I hope you never leave Naas 🙂 Kathryn
I had my first float experience on Saturday and I could not recommend it enough. Running late, tired and stressed, Pat us greeted on arrival and explained the full process of the float. I was anxious about the pod, it's size and having the door closed in particular... There was no need for me to worry. Having been walked through the treatment I was not sure whether I would close the pod until I got in, but I did and it certainly adds to the experience. Nice to have the option if you are nervous though! I spent the first 10 - 15 minutes with my head whirring and feeling a little anxious. . I was unsure if or how I would relax at all, but eventually I did. My head switched off! I think I even fell asleep. . A really relaxing experience, but the best is yet to come. I have being feeling more benefits since. I have two amazing nights sleep, not a regular occurrence. I can't wait to go back. I am a float convert. Just a short note on Sli Beatha itself. The space is lovely, really calming. Great facilities to bring yourself back to reality, dry your hair, shower etc, after your float. When they say you do jot need anything with you, they mean it. Pat was really helpful, a wealth of information and passion and someone who had first hand experiences the benefits of floating. I have told everyone I know that it is a must!
Had my first session yesterday. Great experience!!! I feel brilliant today, best sleep in a long time and woke up pain free. I'd highly recommend it to everyone. Plus brilliant and friendly service.
Oh my god. I went in so stiff, sore and stressed. I could hardly walk in the door. An amazing experience. I can't remember the last time I felt so relaxed and I walked out feeling amazing. All of the stiffness gone. I would highly recommend.
Had a great experience, lovely atmosphere, the staff are so friendly and the float was so relaxing. It was just what I needed. I've had the best night sleep I've had in months after Floating! I would recommend it to anyone....I hope they come to Galway soon �
Had a float there last Saturday, excellent time. It's some years since I have floated. This has to be one of the best places I've been. Best of luck hope you are around for along time.