For decades, mental health languished in the background whilst more tangible physical issues like cancer, obesity, heart disease grabbed media and government attention. World Mental Health Day (on Sat) has played a big part in recent years in pushing forward the idea that hidden wellness is just as important, if not more so.

Especially in a year like this, WMHD deserves to be bigger than ever as COVID continues to upend lives, leaving growing numbers feeling exhausted, stressed, anxious, depressed and isolated. WHO grimly predicts that “the need for mental health and psychosocial support will substantially increase in the coming months and years”.

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Sadly, floatation therapy isn’t a cure for mental health problems but it can help enormously when it comes to reducing the symptoms. With no external stimulation from light, sound, gravity and touch, the mind has a rare opportunity to decompress and disengage from pain.

Several large studies have shown that floating is effective for anxiety including one in 2016 which found that it reduced symptoms such as depression, sleep difficulties, irritability and fatigue1. Another showed that just one hour session improved the mood of 50 participants with stress and anxiety-related disorders2.

If you could do with some mental TLC, read on and book now for the chance to upgrade your float for FREE…

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THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED

FREE 60-minute floats to mark #WMHD

Open to first-timers as well as floating converts, we’re adding FREE 60-minute floats to five orders this weekend. You could use this to upgrade your 60-minute float to a luxurious 120 minutes, to treat a friend or simply bank it for an extra float session.

You don’t need to do anything; just purchase any float session/package this weekend Fri 9-Sun 11 Oct (to use whenever) and you’ll automatically be included in the draw.