About ExtraDimension Floatation
& Massage Centre
The Float Tank is 35°C
Sure, it is cold and miserable outside but our
floatation tank is warm. It is heated with Industrial strength
heaters and the temperature stays steady on 35°C even
if the outside freezes over. The Centre is properly heated
outside the tank too so it is nice and cosy indoors. We can't do
much about the weather gods unfortunately so dress for the
Located in 13 Dagonet Street, Strathmore-Essendon,
15 minutes from Melbourne City, Victoria (Australia), the
Extradimension Floatation and massage centre is the place to go
when you want to relax.
Established in 1991 we are the only place in the
Melbourne where you can have the unique experience of effortless
deep relaxation in our exclusive floatation tanks combined
together with a massage by one of our fully qualified massage
therapists (A. A. M. T. member).
Floatation therapy and why the
tank is heated to 35°C!
Developed by Dr John C Lilly in the
1950s, floatation is method of effortless deep relaxation.
A float tank looks like a
fiberglass mini submarine with water to a depth of 25 cm treated
with a very high concentration of Epsom Salts (280kgs Epsom
Salts/500 liters of water). This
produces a high density that allows the individual to float
naturally and spontaneously without a conscious effort. This gives
the floater a sense of weightlessness, like floating in outer
space where there is no gravity.
It is also important that the
water and air is close to your skin temperature - this way you
will feel neither warm nor cold and you will hardly notice you
are immersed in the salt water. Skin temperature is 35°C -
this is why we heat the tank precisely to this temperature.
(Please note that skin temperature is less than your internal
body temperature which is just under 37°C).
If you want to know more please
more information from us.
The floating session normally lasts for 50
minutes, usually with a couple of minutes of soft music in the
beginning and end then in silence, but if necessary, therapeutic tapes
or music can be used throughout the float. We allow 10
minutes for showers before and after the float.
Our floatation centre at
ExtraDimension is fully equipped including private shower
facilities, heating, air conditioning, piped music in the tank and
a video monitor for enhanced sports preparation and training. We
provide soap, hair shampoo, ear plugs and neck rests. All you need
to bring is a towel.
If you are a first time floater we
recommend that you plan for three float sessions about one
week between each float as in our experience the first one or two
sessions are required to get used to the environment. Please
enquire about our special introduction offers when you book!