Friends launch new flotation centre in Grangemouth

A couple of friends who went for a life changing float in an Edinburgh isolation tank were inspired to bring a business to Grangemouth which could offer similar benefits to clients.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 4:30 pm

When the new Res(e)t Float Centre opens its doors to its first customers on Saturday morning it will literally be a dream come true for pals Susan Bell, from Laurieston, and Donna-Jane Dick, from Carron.

"It’s really exciting,” said Susan. “We can’t believe its happening. This dream we had talked about coming home from the flotation centre in Edinburgh is finally coming true.”

Susan and Donna-Jane came up with the idea for the business when they were looking to lower their stress levels last year.

Friends and business partners Donna-Jane Dick and Susan Bell are looking forward to the grand opening of Res(e)t Float Centre

Susan said: “Donna-Jane and I decided to go through last October and have a shot. We both instantly fell in love with the pods and actually had the same idea at the same time about bringing them to the Falkirk area.

"They say the pod is meant to bring out the creative side and it certainly did for us.”

The Res(e)t Float Centre was initially going to be located in Abbotsford Business Park, just off Falkirk’s Northern Distributor Road, but a new site became available at Epoch House, in Falkirk Road, Grangemouth that was too good to turn down.

Two of these futuristic, almost spaceship-like, I-sopod flotation tanks will be available for clients of the Res(e)t Float Centre

Susan said the new location was much better for their purposes.

She added: “We had looked at that site originally and it is a better location – on the main road – and more suitable for us.”

The i-sopod flotation tank is said to be a “sleek and stylish spaceship” designed to transport the user to “a new and all all-encompassing world of absolute calm and tranquillity”.

Susan said: “There are lots of health benefits people can get from the pods – it can help with insomnia, arthritis and relieving stress. It can also be used by sports people who are recovering from injuries.”

Susan and Donna-Jane have invited friends along to try out the equipment and give feedback on Thursday and Friday, before Saturday’s opening.

"Our first customers are coming at 9.30am on Saturday,” said Susan. “But our friends are coming along before that to test it out for us just to help us with things like timings.”

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