Point Zero Floatation, a new specialist floatation therapy boutique, has opened in the stylish Sky Gardens, less than five minutes from the Dubai International Financial Centre. Floatation Therapy is an exciting and unique concept with a number of proven health benefits which can help anyone from stressed out city dwellers, to parents or sports enthusiasts.
Floatation (also known as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy or REST) involves floating in a mix of body-temperature water and super-saturated Epsom salts, whilst reducing external stimulators such as light, sound, smell, touch and taste. The high concentration of Epsom salts ensures that your body floats effortlessly on the surface of the water without having to use any special breathing techniques or contracting of the muscles. This brings about a sense of ‘weightlessness’ as the body slips into a deep state of relaxation, enabling a sense of contentment. The treatment ensures that your body is in an unparalleled state of relaxation, allowing it to naturally regenerate itself, and maintain chemical and metabolic balance. Just one hour of floating is the equivalent of getting four hours of deep sleep.
Floatation therapy has a number of benefits, including:
- Eliminates fatigue and jet lag
- Improves sleep by increasing melatonin production
- Reduces cortisol hormone – aids stress relief and can help with anxiety and depression
- Increases energy levels
- Relieves pain
- Helps prevent sports injuries
- Speeds up the body’s healing process
- Boosts mental and physical performance
- Reduces blood pressure
- Aids weight loss and boosts detoxification
With such an array of health and wellbeing benefits, it’s no wonder floating fans include top celebrities such as Elle Macpherson and Wayne Rooney. Spa Director, Carla Marl Schellink, says: “Floatation therapy is still a relatively new concept in the UAE and with Point Zero, we have created a stunning oasis of calm and tranquility right in the heart of Dubai. We want to encourage people to step away from the daily stresses of life and allow their body to fully relax and recuperate.”
The floatation boutique offers clients a choice of bespoke treatments including a larger floatation cabin which is ideal for first timers; you can personalise your experience with colour therapy and music. For the full floatation therapy experience, the pod is the ultimate in REST; personalise your experience with colour therapy, star effects and music. Or for those with more specific problems such as muscle fatigue, the spa bike is the perfect option. Combining hydro massage with cycling, our unique spa bike releases lactic acid buildup in muscles, in turn reducing muscle fatigue and soreness, it can also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite and boost weight loss. Just 45 minutes on our spa bike can burn an impressive 700 calories.
Prices start from 210 AED
Point Zero Floatation
Sky Gardens Tower