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Relaxing and cozy

Hydra float Reykjavik is clean and cozy, the tanks are spacious and the water warm. Absolutely... read more

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Kristín Jóna K
First time. Learn to trust the water

Loved it. Took few minutes to trust the water to keep my head afloat but after that most excellent... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2019
Halldór S
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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Loved it. Took few minutes to trust the water to keep my head afloat but after that most excellent relax sensation.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Halldór S
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

Being a little sceptical at first about floating spa I was really surprised how fast the time flew by and how rejuvenating it was afterwards. Getting ready for a flight tomorrow and I feel like this was just what I needed pre-flight.” Also I’m not completely sure if I fell a sleep or not, in any case I give them my highest recommendation

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019

I decided to try this out on my arrival to Iceland based on the reviews and the suggestion that it may ease jet lag. The staff was very friendly and informative and the facility is very clean. Initially getting settled was uncomfortable due to the salt on areas of minor skin breakdown, such as around my cuticles, which I didn't even realize I had until I got in the water. I thought it was not worth it at first, but after 10min or so, the pain subsided. It is a unique and relaxing experience once your skin equilibrates with the water and air temperature. I did need to open the lid intermittently because breathing was more comfortable, and I was almost able to fall asleep. However, for the next 3 days I had headaches and nausea which I could not attribute to anything else. After doing some research, this is not an uncommon reaction to the practice. In hindsight, I would have preferred the jet lag. I would strongly recommend against doing this if you have renal disease, based on the theoretical absorption of the electrolytes in the water. A quick pubmed search shows no recent, quality studies; therefore, there is no evidence of harm, but also none to demonstrate safety. I would not try it if you have never done it before and are trying to enjoy a short vacation. If you have experience with sensory deprivation and it works for you, this would be a relaxing way to reset in Reykjavik. The staff was very receptive and supportive of the therapy, perhaps they would allow you to start with shorter sessions if you are on the fence.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vanessa O
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icelandguy3777, Owner at Hydra Flot (Float) Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thank you for your review, Vanessa. It is true that floating is not recommended for renal/kidney disease sufferers for exactly these reasons you experienced. We try to make it clear on the website info pages as well as listing it with other "need-to-know" tidbits in the confirmation page & confirm email as well as in the email reminder the day before the float. It can get overlooked of course, but any condition that is negatively affected by absorption of magnesium is the thing to be aware of in regards to floating. Magnesium absorption is a huge benefit to the vast majority of folks, and appears to have a genuinely positive effect on jet lag and other weary symptoms (google "benefits of magnesium" :) ) - but if you were a walk-in or last-minute booking and this info wasn't available to you, I apologize and am inspired to make it more clearly communicated to all visitors whether booked online or walking-in. Thank you again for the insight and I am sorry this was not a good match for you. Feel free to be in touch with us any time in order to make future visits the most beneficial and informed for all those interested in floating.

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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Good staff that went through what to do before the session.
Clean and cozy room with towels, earplugs,extra float for the head/body and private shower.
The tank/capsule lets you feel like there is no gravity, 35°C saltwater.
Zen accomplished :)

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Very nice experiance. You get a snek peak in beeing waitless and flying feel. This does wonders for my back and neck. Also can get þó deep metitation state. Must try for everyone

Date of experience: February 2019
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