Alternative therapy centre offers unique flotation tanks to help reduce stress
Couple Paul and Tina Burrows have taken over the Mandala Float Centre in Lancashire, the first centre in the area to offer the innovative flotation tank therapy.
Paul first became interested in integrative therapies around six years ago after experiencing cancer in his family. He sought to find underlying cause of certain illnesses.
Currently, the Mandala Float Centre has two flotation tanks where people can enjoy a sensory deprivation experience for deep relaxation. The floatation pods are 8ft long, 4ft wife and 5ft high. Clients can have therapy lights and music inside them or, if they prefer, can float with the lid open.
However, the couple have plans to expand the range of therapies available, such as acupuncture for stress and detox, and infrared saunas.
Paul told the Blackpool Gazette: “We have two state-of-the-art, spacious floatation pods that are filled with 500kg of Epsom Salts in 10 inches of skin-temperature water.
“The temperature of the water and the air is set at this level so that eventually you stop feeling where the water, your body and the air meet and you really do feel like you are floating in nothing.”
He explained that the therapy helps with stress relief and anxiety, decompresses the spine, allows nutrients to be delivered around the body more easily, improves magnesium balance in the body and helps with creativity or problem solving.
Examples of clients who have used the flotation pods include people who are recovering from injury, emotional damage, arthritis, insomnia and PTSD.
Paul continued: “We are keen to work with local health and wellness groups such as those who support people with mental health issues, chronic pain and those recovering from devastating illnesses such as cancer.”