Family launches region’s first floatation centre

Posted 8th January 2017

Imagine blocking out all the stresses and strains of the daily grind, the feeling of complete tranquillity and escapism. Imagine floating on a cloud – that’s the experience you get at Floatation Life.

The new family owned business in Crownhill launched in December and is set to bring a new dimension of relaxation to people in Milton Keynes. The Mayor and Mayoress of Milton Keynes were invited to be the first to see the new venture.

Floatation Life is one of just a few floatation therapy centres in the UK – the latest trend in alternative therapy through sensory deprivation that allows people to disconnect from the intense digital lifestyle. 

Floatation Life has two of the most advanced floatation tanks in the world. Each tank is filled to just 10-inches in depth of water containing 25% solution of Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate) – more than the Dead Sea –allowing the body to float and reach a sense of complete relaxation. 

“There is no experience like it,” says Natalie Welham, Centre Manager of Floatation Life. She adds: “The tanks are extremely large and, once inside, you lay back, relax and simply float. This sensation removes any pressure points on the body and gives nearly the same sensation as being gravity free.

“Technology today means that we’re constantly on the go, always reachable and can hardly ever escape from the pressures of modern life. The need to disconnect is more important than ever and the Floatation Life experience from start to finish gives just that.” 

On arrival, customers are invited to remove their shoes as the journey begins. The private floatation rooms can be found at the end of a softly lit corridor where guests can change and get into their tank. The one hour float begins. 

“Some people fall asleep and others just rest and let their mind wonder,” Natalie adds. “We have already take dozens of bookings even before we’re officially open and the support in Milton Keynes has been fantastic. We can wait to fully showcase Floatation Life.” 

After the experience, guests have their own private shower and changing facilities as well as a vanity room with hairdryers and mirrors. The journey ends in the post-float relaxation room, where guests can rehydrate on massage chairs, listen the relaxation music and even pick up a colouring book.  

The Floatation experience lasts 1 hour 30 minutes for new customers. Visit for more details or call the team on 01908 969470. 

What are the benefits of Floatation therapy? 


The state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are all a part of mental wellbeing and floatation has been linked to help users achieve many of these through regular floatation.

Lying in a pod, isolated from all external stimuli such as sound and light helps, in theory, turns off the sympathetic nervous system (the part of the brain which keeps us alert and on guard) and allows the parasympathetic nervous system (the part of the brain which helps us relax and be creative) to take charge allowing you to:-.

  • Feel deep relaxation and calm
  • Alleviate both physical and mental stress
  • Feel rejuvenated and refreshed
  • Improve your sleep pattern
  • Encourages the production of endorphins (the feel-good factor)

Mental Health;

Our constantly “switched on”, 24/7 lifestyles give us little time to truly relax and reflect. With many of us dealing with pressures and commitments such as balancing work, family and social lives, we have become numb to our feelings and senses, living in an almost automated state.

This can cause numerous issues such as unnecessary stress, feelings of unease and lack of focus on the more important things in life. The sensory deprivation that occurs during floatation can help rest the mind and aid clearer thought processes, allowing us to deal with life just that little bit better and to enjoy the good moments more.


  • Helps improve concentration and clarity of thought
  • Increases creativity
  • Improves problem solving abilities
  • Helps with stress relief
  • Aids deeper levels of meditation
  • Relieves overactive minds and mind-sets

Physical Health;

Physical health is critical for overall well-being and is the most visible sign, our bodies can show, that all is not well. Modern life often makes us push our bodies further and further, from the general everyday tasks such as working to the more extreme ones such as exercise. Having the energy available to start with is one thing, but it is important to be able to recover from what we put ourselves through so we are ready to go again.

Floatation is a very effective way to help our bodies rest and recover. The effect of floating in near weightlessness and absolute comfort, plus our body’s absorption of the essential nutrients from the high concentration of Magnesium Suphate (Epsom Salts) is the ideal environment to help muscles relax and improve our blood circulation, relieving the symptoms of pain and helping the process of recovery.


  • Aids the rehabilitation and recovery of the body
  • Reduces headaches and chronic pains, such as arthritis
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Decreases blood pressure and heart rate
  • Can aid physical performance
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Flotation can aid the following conditions;
  • Severe and chronic headaches and migraines
  • Lower back pain
  • Stress disorders
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)