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Switching off from the stresses of modern life at SpaFloat

Editorial Correspondent 2nd Sep, 2021 Updated: 2nd Sep, 2021

FROM the moment we arrived at SpaFloat Therapy we felt transported into a luxurious tranquil world. The sylish modern decor and soothing smells immediately removed us from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We were ready to start relaxing.

Located in Newbold Street in the heart of the town, we were greeted in reception by owner Amrit and made to feel very welcome from the offset. After signing in we were supplied with pool sliders to wear around the spa and given a tour of the superb facilities on offer.

First on the relaxation agenda was 30 minutes in the infrared dry sauna. We were given an overview of the sauna functions, from its calming colour changing lights designed to enhance the experience to the cold storage zone for phones to enable customers to listen to a favourite podcast or chilled playlist. The warmth spread deeply through our muscles, and we could slowly feel built-up tension drifting away. Enjoying the provided filtered ice-cold water was a welcome cool down after detoxing in the sauna. After showering and changing into the provided robes, Amrit met us once more to show us the float rooms. Both equipped with shower facilities and everything needed for a float experience. Once we felt confident with the operating instructions, we were left alone in the private rooms. Every customer need has been thought of, from ear plugs to lotion to protect any cuts from salt water.

I was feeling a little apprehensive about the float, would I be claustrophobic? What would I do for an hour with my own thoughts? How will I cope without my phone for an hour? Once I stepped into the tank and closed the pod fully, gentle music and lighting eased me into the experience. After a few minutes the lightening faded and I was floating in silent darkness…all my previous concerns drifted away. My mind started to empty from my usual racing thoughts and all my aches and pains slowly disappeared as I lay completely weightless. A feeling that I cannot express other than being sheer bliss. As a sufferer of chronic pain, I have tried many alternative therapies, but none have had come close to feeling of floating.

Before I knew it the lights and music slowly returned. My only disappointment was that the float was nearly over. I am still not sure if I fell asleep but know I was in a deep state of meditation and could not believe an hour had passed.

After washing the salt water away in the huge overhead waterfall shower, and using all the provided lotions, I dressed and made my way to vanity room and was amazed to find the Dyson hair dryer and GHD straighteners available to use – another luxurious touch to enhance the overall experience. Upstairs we found the relaxation room, with its comfy seating and mindful reading material to indulge while enjoying the vast range of Pukka teas.

It is clear the owners have thought about everything when opening this luxurious haven of relaxation nestled within the beautiful setting of Royal Leamington Spa.

Feeling the most relaxed I have for as long time we made our way back into reception and discussed the experience with Amrit. He told us this was just the beginning of SpaFloat Therapy, with many exciting plans still to come.

The only thing left for me to do……rebook!

Visit www.spafloat.co.uk for further details.

 

Klaire Jones

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