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In a digital world where we are constantly ‘plugged in’, it’s vitally important for our overall health and wellbeing to flick the switch off once in a while – and we mean, REALLY off. Sensory deprivation float tank therapy provides the ultimate relaxation experience, giving you the opportunity to calm your mind, focus on your breath, and heal your body from life’s greatest stresses.

Our state-of-the-art float pods are filled with beautifully purified water that’s been laced with Epsom salt to boost the float factor. The water is heated to skin temperature to give you an experience that will make you leave feeling like you’re floating on air – both in body and mind.

Why choose R/Labs for float tanks?

A unique combination of science, innovation and holistic health is at the heart of everything we offer at RLabs. We understand that in order to take care of our overall health, we need to nurture our mental and physical wellbeing as a whole, instead of as separate entities. This focused approach allows us to source and provide the ultimate technology for relaxation, rejuvenation and the best results at our laboratory at Shop 5, 7 Gregory Hills Drive, Gregory Hills, Sydney.

Our tools and our team create a space where for the human body – anything is possible.

01 / Stress relief

As your body floats in the magnesium-rich water of our soundproof pods, you’ll feel the worries of the world melt away. If you’re feeling stressed, there’s no better way to luxuriate in a moment of mindfulness than in a sensory-deprived pod.

02 / Sleep improvements

Getting quality sleep on a regular basis allows our body the time it needs to replenish vital stores, repair our muscles and rejuvenate our brain. If you suffer from insomnia or another sleep issue, regular floating may improve your nighttime experience.

03 / Pain relief

Our float tanks are designed to provide full-body relaxation - and this includes easing away any pain you may be experiencing. Many of us hold stress in our shoulders and lower back - our magnesium-filled float pods can release your tension.

04 / Better mental health

In this fast-paced world where we’re all expected to be in 10 places at once, we all need to take the time out for self-care and checking in with our mental health. In the float tank it’s just you and your thoughts.

05 / Skin health

The Epsom salt that we lace our floating tanks with has some incredible benefits for your skin. Magnesium sulfate is an amazing natural exfoliator for sloughing away dead skin cells, and can reduce the appearance of blackheads, breakouts, rosacea and eczema.

06 / Magnesium absorption

Epsom salt has been used therapeutically for hundreds of years, and has been known to improve complexions, reduce anxiety, cause better sleep and flush lactic acid from the muscles.

When science, technology and innovation collide with health – great things happen.

Have some questions?

What is Epsom salt and how much of it is used?

Epsom salt is actually the mineral compound, magnesium sulfate. The addition of a high concentration of Epsom salts to our floatation tanks is what allows you to float, as it raises the density and buoyancy of the water – much like the Dead Sea.

Our float tanks are usually filled with around 1000 litres of water and 550kg of magnesium-rich Epsom salts, increasing the gravity level of the solution to 1.27.


How often should I visit RLabs for a float tank experience?

You can visit us for a float tank sensory deprivation session as often as you feel like it. Whenever you’re feeling like the stress is getting to you, or whenever you feel like you need some me time, or if you need a kickstart to a meditation routine – our float tank’s abilities to lull you into the ultimate ‘chill state’ are limitless.

Frequently asked questions

The RLabs team are passionate about ensuring you leave every visit to our laboratory feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and recovered, while receiving the highest standards of safety and care.

01 / How much does a sensory deprivation float tank session at RLabs cost?

02 / How long will I float for?

Your entire float tank experience with us will last for about an hour. You’ll have a five minute shower beforehand, blissfully float for 50 minutes, and then rinse off the Epsom salts with a five minute shower afterwards.

03 / How should I prepare for my float tank session?

If it’s your first time with us at RLabs, please arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your appointment time so our team can welcome you and discuss any needs you may have.

There are a few things you might want to take into consideration before your float session:

  • You can either wear swimmers in the tank or, if you prefer, go naked.
  • Bring a contact case if you wear contact lenses, as it can be difficult to rinse salt water out of your eyes if you have contacts in.
  • Avoid caffeine or any kind of stimulants four to six hours before your float session.
  • Eat a snack or small meal an hour or so before your session to avoid hunger or discomfort.
  • Hold off on shaving the day of your float, as the saltwater solution can irritate freshly-shaved skin.