The Beginnings of
Float Therapy

The Science of R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) also known as Sensory Deprivation has been around for over 60 years. It is a technique whereby sensory input is minimalised to encourage a deep level of relaxation. Experiencing this sensory deprivation within an environment of warm, dense, gravity free liquid, is known as ‘Floating’.  Dr John Lilly discovered the benefits of floating in the early 1950’s.

The first Float Tank Centre was opened in California USA in 1973, where they grew in popularity throughout the 1980’s until there was a lull in public interest throughout the 1990’s.

After continued research, improved filtration techniques and closely monitored standards, interest was reborn in the 2000’s.

Today their hygiene management is pristine.

Events, conferences and annual float summits, dedicated to promoting and celebrating Floatation therapy are again organised throughout the world, and once again the Float community has grown.

A study that was presented at a 2012 floatation summit in Sweden showed compelling evidence that floatation therapy, also referred to as REST can have a “beneficial impact” on those who suffer from fibromyalgia. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and general relief from pain are also some of the many positive outcomes from REST. Researchers discovered that there were ‘significant temporary reductions in muscle tension, stress, anxiety, and sadness, as well as significant increases in relaxation, feelings of well being, energy and ease of movement. There was also noted  improvement in the quality of sleep.’

Here in Australia we are keeping up with the International following of Floatation Therapy and are passing the benefits to you.

Meet our team

Float Swan Valley (FSV) offers floatation therapy in a luxury environment.
Situated at The Novotel Vines Resort in the Swan Valley, it is a family owned and run business, managed by Mother and daughter team – Jaci and Phoebe Farrell.

Jaci is a qualified Nurse, and Phoebe is a certified Personal Trainer, both enjoy regular floats and continue their jobs part time, while running FSV, so both have a personal interest in Wellness, Fitness and Health.

‘At Float Swan Valley we boast the first black V2 Dreampod in WA (Black Stealth) that offers optimal sensory deprivation!

The second pod available is the pristine White V2 Dreampod  (Snow). Come and enjoy a float while the kids play mini golf.’

Community matters

At Float Swan Valley we value what matters

Community minded – we source natural, locally made products including all our shampoos, conditioners and body wash. No harsh chemicals and crafted here in the Swan Valley (Earth Products)

Our luxury soy candles with essential oils are locally made in Mandurah ( Milly&Wy) and are available to purchase at FSV.

At FSV we would like to make a difference. We will donate from every float to a local charity.