Advantages and benefits

Float therapy is an unique relaxation and healing method that involves 60 to 90 minutes floating sessions in tanks of magnesium and sulfur. The magnesium sulfate solution, also known as Epsom salt, at a very high concentration (500 kg of salt per 1 ton of solution), is carefully controlled and maintained at 35°C skin temperature during the floating session. Floating is done without the slightest effort at the surface of the water of only 25 cm (you do not have to know how to swim) and the body is sustained in imponderability due to the high density of salts. The sessions are usually done individually, the tank has dimensions close to those of a Jacuzzi tub. Physical and mental relaxation, thermal treatment, magnesium and sulfur intake, and ozone therapy are provided simultaneously. (* – only available in the Aquarmony float tanks)

Epsom salt water therapy is quite a new concept in Romania, the first floating center being opened in Brasov in 2015 by Aquarmony. The high cost of tanks and filtration systems has been the main impediment that has made this therapy, despite its highly beneficial actions, hardly accessible to the general public. Aquarmony’s innovation lies in the development of its own floating tanks at an affordable cost, but with an equivalent or even superior float experience compared to import tanks.

The advantages as well as the major differences from the thermal or saline treatments are as follows:

  • Saline lakes have the classic NaCl salt with sodium and chlorine as the main elements, while the float tanks contain MgSO4 with magnesium and sulfur as the main elements. The difference is essential.
  • The density of the magnesium sulfate solution is unique: there are no balneary resorts with magnesium and sulfur at this concentration. The only one approaching this level is the Dead Sea, with a salinity level of 1.24 kg / l and 50% magnesium chloride. By comparison, floating tanks have a salinity level of 1.28 kg / l and magnesium sulfate at a concentration of over 99%.
  • Inside the float tanks, privacy and peace of mind essential for healing come together with a quality of salts, purity and hygiene of water that can not be found in most balneary resorts or saline lakes.
  • In saline lakes, it is only possible to float in the summer weather when the water temperature reaches a sufficiently high value. In the float tanks, treatment can be done at any time of the year, and the temperature is constantly maintained at the ideal body skin temperature.
  • The cost of traveling and staying in balneary resorts is eliminated as the float tanks are usually in the city of residence and at the end of the session, the customers can return home. For the same reason, therapy can be immediately available to those suffering from an acute crisis requiring rapid intervention, thus avoiding the use of drug or injectable treatment.
  • Balneary treatments and salt lakes can only be used in short vacation periods, usually 1-2 weeks each year. Floating tank therapy can be consistently followed either by intensive 5-7 weekly sessions or by weekly/monthly subscriptions.
  • The absorption of magnesium and sulfur through completely opened skin pores, at a comfortable and balanced temperature, is clearly superior to that offered by oral treatment with magnesium-based dietary supplements.
  • Simultaneously with the magnesium salt float therapy, in the Aquarmony premises, you automatically benefit from ozone therapy, because ozone is used as a sanitizing agent for the air and water of the tank before each floating session.

The list of health benefits is extremely numerous. Floating is a natural and complete physical therapy for the whole physical body, simultaneously with a relaxation at the mental level. Those that float benefit from amelioration or even complete healing of the diseases listed below.

ENT Spectrum

  • relaxing bronchial muscles and normalizing breathing in:

– bronchial asthma with allergic connotations
– asthma caused by infections, emotional states, stress, toxic environmental factors, smoking

  • stimulating immune response in pharyngitis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, common cold, conjunctivitis, otitis
  • vestibular device treatment: accidents, infections, internal ear inflammation, degraded hearing, diminishes dizziness and vertigo

Muscle and bone tissue

  • improves the synthesis of collagen in fibrous tissues – tendons, ligaments and skin
  • recommended in fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, tendinitis, bursitis, inflammation, fractures
  • accelerates the repair of muscle and bone tissue in post-operative accidents and recoveries
  • accelerates the healing process of trauma, stretches the column by realigning the vertebral discs
  • eliminates chronic neck and backache, muscle cramps that particularly affect the back and leg muscles until the tetany crisis
  • energy metabolism – reduces chronic fatigue, lethargy, muscle cramps and muscle cramps
  • metabolism of lipids, fatty acids, phospholipid acid
  • assists physical performance by reducing and eliminating the accumulation of lactic acid from muscle fiber

Reproductive, menopausal and SPM

  • maintain a healthy functioning of the reproductive apparatus
  • hormonal balancing of women using contraceptives
  • essential support in calcium metabolism, balancing bone density, prevents osteoporosis
  • beneficial in PMS – attenuates pelvic, head, breast, foot and hand pain, pain in the muscles or joints, acne, constipation or diarrhea
  • regulates and balances states of insomnia and depression, sudden changes in mood, irritability or anger

Pregnancy

  • improving the quality of life during pregnancy: decreases cramps, edema, tension on the spine, reducing the risk of premature birth or spontaneous abortion
  • increases pain tolerance, helps to relax the uterus and healthy development of the fetus
  • stimulates stress reduction by supporting the muscular and nervous balance necessary for both the mother and the child, facilitating the mitigation or even avoidance of posterior depression
  • offers the opportunity for a deeper physical and emotional connection with the fetus

 Cellular system and chronic diseases

  • stabilize and repair lesions of DNA structures while maintaining the permeability and stability of pivotal membranes in maintaining physiological balance in anticancer cells
  • reduces the toxicity of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • reduces oxidative stress by decreasing free radical production
  • Diabetes – essential role – decreases insulin resistance, lowers blood glucose, helps prevent complications – the need for magnesium in major stages of insulin secretion and glucose metabolism (neuropathy, retinopathy, renal impairment, hypertension)

Remove toxins – kidney and liver

  • balances calcium absorption at the cellular level and regulates excess calcium deposits in kidney lithiasis
  • antioxidant, cell-level alkaline detoxification by removing existing toxins in tissues and organs
  • relieves bile colic to disappear, reduces liver toxicity and accelerates its regeneration
  • inhibits the absorption of heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides into tissues
  • accelerated drainage of lymph, elimination of excess fluid and toxins from tissues
  • support for diuretic treatments and thyroid extracts

Cardiac system

  • regulates the contractile function of the heart muscle
  • reduces calcium deposition on the vessels, regulates serum cholesterol
  • reduces angina pain from ischemic heart disease
  • attenuates cardiac arrhythmia until disappearance
  • an essential role in cardiac oxygenation in myocardial tissue necrosis
  • improves thermal adjustment

Endocrine device

  • regulates and balances the adrenaline, cortisol and nor-epinephrine secretion of the adrenal glands
  • essential help in stress, myocardial infarction, hypertension = modern society

 Digestive system

  • mediates digestive processes and prevents problems of: irritable colon, colic and abdominal bloating, constipation, colitis, gastroenteritis
  • relieves discomfort and symptoms associated with hemorrhoids and other proctological diseases, helping to re-epithelialization and regenerate (heal and recover) the tissue

 Immune system

  • increases immune system cell activity – mechanism of immunity stimulation, virus removal
  • reducing the healing time for superficial skin wounds

 Neurological Spectrum

  • suppression of the sympathetic nervous system and activation of the parasympathetic in response to relaxation, healing, revitalization
  • an important role in serotonin synthesis by supporting positive emotions and mood
  • eliminating mental dysfunctions – depression, panic attacks, stress, insomnia, anxiety, unjustified agitation, memory disorders, autism
  • improves insomnia until extinction by adjusting the sleep-wake cycle, restoring synapses and nerve connections
  • prevention of strokes

Mental processes

  • streamlines brain activity by minimizing sensory receptors
  • the REST concept – Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy
  • improves the power of concentration, the creative, analytical processes
  • accelerates learning and memorization, being used as a tool in this respect

Other  important information about The Float Therapy

  • Magnesium deficiency causes a number of unpleasant manifestations: excessive emotionality, throat discomfort, irritability, sexual dysfunction, aggravation of degenerative rheumatism, allergy, anorexia, dizziness, anxiety, renal lithiasis, headache, abdominal colic, confusion, constipation alternating with diarrhea, muscle cramps, growth retardation, bone decalcification, biliary dyskinesia, angina pain, pharyngeal pain and dysphonia, nail fragility, hair and teeth, facial skin tetanus, visual fatigue, palpitations, paraesthesia, decreased immunity, decreased blood pressure , spasmophilia, depressive or hysteretic states, tachycardia, arrhythmias, tremors, heart disorders, menstrual disorders, gastro-duodenal ulcer.
  • The very high concentration of magnesium that is absorbed immediately through the skin during floating (transdermal magnesium) becomes an easy addition to the magnesium deficiency diet, with net results superior to oral administrations.
  • The float tank eliminates sources of noise, light, eliminates tactile-kinesthetic senses, and eliminates the gravity pressure on the whole body through the effect of imponderability. All these conditions are created, they provide a comfortable cure space for complete healing in peace and quiet.
  • Like a perfect bath, it combines the benefits of a therapeutic massage, a deeply restful sleep as well as the peace of a meditation. Floating tanks are a simple but very powerful tool that can substantially improve the quality of life. People float to relieve stress, recover from accidents, physical or emotional trauma, treat chronic pain, and more.
  • The enclosures of the float tanks are designed to provide a unique space to eliminate the greatest amount of external stimulus that require the nervous system. This unique space facilitates many benefits and applications for Health, Well-being and Personal Development.
  • The floating consistency improves the body’s self-regulating homeostatic mechanisms. It eliminates chronic fatigue and essentially improves circadian rhythm, sleep-wake cycle.
  • It is known that 90 minutes of floating is equivalent to the deep rest of 6-8 hours of sleep.

Basic notions

For an infinitude of reasons, which can be split into three main categories: freedom, relaxation and health. Physical health, because floating in an alkaline solution of concentrated magnesium salts allows the muscles, the bones and spine to relax, and the skin to absorb magnesium from the Epsom salts, therefore balancing the level of minerals in the body. Mental relaxation and stress relieving, after a busy day or a stressful week, offering in 90 minutes of float time the relaxation equivalent of a good nights sleep or a full body massage. The freedom offered by the lack of sensory information that usually occupies the bulk of the brain processing power, making it much more effective in mental decisions, creative processes and meditation sessions.

Float tanks. Also known as a Samadhi tank or Isolation tank. They can be seen as a large bathtub or small pool containing one ton of water in which 500 kilograms of Epsom salts have been dissolved. Concentrated magnesium salts allow floating in the 25 cm height solution and support the body in a state of imponderability. The float tank is large enough for an adult to float without touching the edges of the bathtub. Water is always kept at body temperature to eliminate cold or heat sensations in contact with the skin. Through sound and visual isolation, the influence of these sensory stimuli that normally occupy most of the brain’s functions is minimized. Only relaxation and peace remain, and the healing at all levels can begin.

It’s for everyone. From the youngest to the oldest, from the smallest to the tallest, from the healthy ones to the sick ones. From those with back problems to those with chronic fatigue, those lacking magnesium, calcium and body minerals, to athletes who want to give the muscles the ideal relaxation after an intense workout. For those who want a break to think quietly of a project and those who use meditation as a method of personal self-development. Floating can be used by anyone and bring benefits even to those who consider themselves healthy. In fact, they usually enjoy the best of floating, because relaxation can happen a lot faster. Experiences differ from case to case and we usually prefer to let those who have tried it to share the results after a few float sessions in which they had the opportunity to deepen the experience and feel the first benefits.

First of all, at our float center in Brasov, where the Aquarmony adventure started, but also in other float centers in Romania that use the float tanks we are producing. In addition to our Brasov float center, managed directly by us, we have various partners in Romania and abroad who have understood the advantages and benefits of the Aquarmony tanks and choose to buy our float tanks. We also offer those who are truly passionate the possibility of purchasing such a tank for their personal use at home. To make it easier to understand and familiarize yourself with the experience, we are waiting to meet you at one of the float centers on our contact page, where you can find out more about the floating tanks and their benefits.

To schedule a float session, please call between 10 and 22 hrs at one of the numbers on our contact page. Our schedule is flexible, Monday to Sunday, depending on appointments. Please call before a visit. For advanced floaters, we also offer night sessions where you can float for longer periods and even sleep inside the float tank for a truly special experience. We generally recommend weekly sessions for a simple relaxation rhythm or twice a week for an ideal rhythm of efficiency in therapy. Usually a minimum of three to four sessions are needed to get you familiar with the experience and start to really benefit you from the effects of the float tank, which is why we offer a standard package with four sessions. For those with back pain or muscle pain, bone problems or magnesium imbalance, as well as other chronic health problems, it is recommended you start a ten pack session to improve the health.

It’s quite easy. Buy a voucher or a floating package from our float center or directly online. Call us or send an email to schedule a floating session. We offer a complete SPA service with towels, bathrobes and all the necessary accessories, so you do not need any advance preparation and you can come directly to us during the day or at the end of an activity. A typical session lasts two hours, of which approximately 90 minutes are for floating and the rest is allocated to showers and floating preparation. For a complete experience we can offer longer floating sessions of 4 or more hours and for the truly passionate, we have the full night float sessions available. At the end of the float session, you can have a tea while you ponder upon your experience, for a gentle return to daily rhythm.

Frequently Asked Questions

To test the unique feeling of a floating tank and the benefits of those sessions, we look forward to meeting you at one of our salons which you can find here.

Sessions costs varies between 80 and 150 RON, depending on the type of session or package you choose. For information on costs sessions and packages, please see our services page here.

You can come in casual clothes and without luggage, with just the intention of relaxing. We will take care of the rest, offering a complete SPA package of bathrobe, slippers, towels and other accessories needed at the floating tank or the showers.

A ton of water in which 500 kilograms of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) have been dissolved. It is one of the long-known salts for its great therapeutic qualities. Magnesium supports stress reduction and absorption of minerals in the body, while helping to balance calcium levels in the body.

The height of the water is around 25 cm, and the amount of salts dissolved in the water is very high, so it’s almost impossible to overturn involuntarily. Those who have experimented with bathing in salty lakes from various saline in the country already have an idea of what the feeling of floating in them is.

Nothing bad for the eyes, just a short stinging sensation, which is why we recommend that you avoid touching the face with your hand after entering the floating tank. If necessary, use the clean water recipient from inside he tank for eye rinsing. Note, however, that Epsom salts have multiple benefits and can help in healing various ocular conditions.

You will benefit from one of the probably most restful sleep sessions ever. Experienced floaters actually have such night sessions, sleeping inside a float tank for extended periods and increased benefits. We also offer this service on-demand, outside of normal hours, to the loyal customers of our float centers.

Yes, the water always remains at the temperature of the body and can be adjusted by a thermostat before the session starts. During floating, heating is done by a floor-type system and the excellent insulation of the enclosures helps to keep the temperature constant in both water and indoor air.

First, the very high concentration of Epsom salts makes it almost impossible for the microorganisms to survive in the floating tank. And after each float session the pumps circulate the entire amount of water of the basin through a combined system of performance filters, ultraviolet lamp and ozone generator to eliminate any residual impurities or bacteria.

Our float centers offer the intimacy necessary for everyone to take a bath just like home and to relax quietly, without the inconvenience of the swimsuit. Avoiding it is also recommended for hygienic reasons, because textiles favor the presence of bacteria. For those who prefer to wear a costume, it can be used optionally.

Ventilation of the tanks is done through the openings in the walls of the enclosures, which are designed to provide the possibility of the hot air exiting from the top and the cold come in through the bottom. There is a circuit that always provides fresh air and if colder air is needed, there is also an additional fan system powered by a remote control.

Those who have problems with enclosed spaces are recommended Aquarmony Premium floating-room tanks, which offers generous interior space and have glass front walls. In other closed tanks versions, it is possible to leave the light on and the door open until you reach a comfortable level so that you can benefit from the entire experience of floating in silence and complete relaxation.

The inner dimensions of the floating tank are 240 x 130 cm and the depth of the water is about 25 cm. The limits for having a relaxing float session are around 230 cm for tall people and 130 kg for overweight people.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Thank you and welcome!