In the heart of Wollongong is The Illawarra’s first floatation tank, also known as a sensory deprivation tank, centre with 4 float tanks. We provide an atmosphere that is open, warm and extremely calm. We offer a highly personalised service and we take the time to debrief pre and post float with you. We pride ourselves on being a nurturing, safe space where people can relieve pain, relax their mind and body and completely switch off from the everyday.
You can proudly float in our apollo tanks as they are made in Australia! We tested nearly every tank on the market in Aus & the US before concluding the apollo to be the most comfortable tank for the avid floater. Why do we feel it best to offer you this tank? The water is heated constantly from underneath so you can float for hours and hours (as some of our floaters do) and stay warm without needing to run the filter/pump to heat the water. The length of the tank is 2.1 metres from the inside. Subdued lighting inside the tank also doesn’t give you a ‘bright lights’ shock at the end of your float! Speaking to you as avid floater also, not as a business owner.
We contribute to community programs and align with other businesses who through their work contribute to raising consciousness, promote arts & culture and provide positive health and healing outcomes within our community.
Photo: Glenn and Lee Perry in a dark float room.
Megan Sproats – Head Float Coach & Founder
Looking back, Megan was an only child with parents that worked 7 days a week. This fabulous arrangement meant she spent a lot of time alone in the bush and in the waters of St Georges Basin. Time in isolation has long been an essential part of her life. Then she found the isolation tank…Megan has been floating for 13 years and can usually be found with salt on her clothes. She was completely sold on floating from her very first float and she holds a strong vision – the float tank is a tool for humanity.
She is often asked what made her get into floating. After being introduced to floating and having a previously beige 9-5 existence she was drinking most Friday nights to numb herself from the mundane working week. There was also an explosion of creative underground warehouse parties in Sydney at the time. One particular Saturday night she attended THE warehouse party on Parramatta rd, which in the wee hours of the morn was shut down including Parramatta rd. There was the riot squad, choppers, horses & dogs. This amused her and looked reminiscent of scenes in the 60s when the counter culture was in full swing…
She took the Monday off work as she was still recovering. She came to work on the Tuesday, walked into the staff tea room to find The Telegraph open on the kitchen table to a picture of her leaving the warehouse with a bunch of other beautiful humans with a row of beautiful police officers standing in front of them. The caption was ‘Rave turns to riot’. This solidified the feelings of counter culture status! It wasn’t a rave and there was no riot, it’s The Telegraph, however this was the moment when she decided to stop drinking Friday nights and start floating instead.
Megan has found herself in a wide variety of roles and experiences to date some include; being a rehabilitation nurse, managing a trip-hop band in NYC, exhibiting as an autodidact artist and VJ to binding Argos catalogs in Edinburgh. (You know I’m writing all this about myself don’t you…)
“Some years ago I experienced a life-altering soul awakening. Taking a sabbatical from working life for a few years, I spent this time questioning my reality, undoing my not-so-helpful conditioning, healing, floating and doing what fulfils me the most – being with and observing nature. I am wholeheartedly dedicated to positive personal and community growth and hold enthusiastic passion for highlighting in people what might need a little watering to blossom. I also appreciate if you ‘go towards the light’ you have homework. That is, to use the light to lovingly illuminate your own darkness/traumas/inner beasts. This process IS what turns lead into gold, with the float tank being the perfect tool to assist. And just like the ancient Greeks, I welcome with open arms all gods, faiths, beliefs and hipsters in to the Cocoon studio. Whether you realise it or not, you are joining me on my journey of self exploration while slowing down and healing. Cocoon is my place of business and it is also my own sacred sanctuary. You come into my care. ”
Words from our precious peers
“Megan Sproats is like an eagle, soaring high on the wind, looking out towards the horizon and the majestic future that awaits her. She has brought floating to the people of Australia, and continues to spread its good word throughout the land. She would probably be unanimously declared the High Magistrate of Floatation, if such a position existed.” Ashkahn Jahromi, Float on, USA.
“Thank you for being such a bright, shining, positive and passionate leader in the Australian float community. You are one in a million Megan”. Rebecca Houghton, Weeded Warrior.
“I had the pleasure of Cocoon just once, at the time I was in the planning stages of creating my own Dream. I have created that space & I am inspired by Cocoons energy & Megan’s passion and inspiration. So thank you Megan for your warmth, and beautiful spirit.” Stacey Boyan.