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Northern Ireland's Original Floatation Centre
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Hydro-ease was founded in 2015 by Multi award winning speaker, author,
entrepreneur and therapist Vivian McKinnon to support people to heal and improve their life.

Click here to book a free 30 minute consultation with Vivian and find out how floatation can change your life

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Where the Magic Happens...

Floatation Supports the improvement of general wellbeing, both physical and mental including:

  • Stress, Overwhelm and general Mental Health
  • Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders/Injury (PTSD/I) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's)
  • Sports injuries, Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Mindful and Medititative practice
  • Immune function, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Oxygen Circulation, Sports performance
    Creativity, Learning and Memory
  • Pregnancy

Where the Magic Happens

Floatation Supports the improvement of general wellbeing, both physical and mental including:

  • Stress, Overwhelm and general Mental Health
  • Fibromyalgia and Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders/Injury (PTSD/I) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's)
  • Sports injuries, Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Mindful and Medititative practice
  • Immune function, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Oxygen Circulation Sports performance
    Creativity, Learning and Memory
  • Pregnancy
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Welcome to Hydro-Ease

Do you suffer from physical ailments such as back pain, fibromyalgia or sports injury? Do you or a family member have autism? Does your distress originate from debilitating mental health issues such as coping with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction or trauma? Have you tried everything else and run out of options?

Imagine a haven, a safe place where tranquillity, deep relaxation, reintegration and healing occurs. A place where you can access new, restorative interventions and techniques that offer permanent and quick relief.

Hydro-ease, at Inspire Business Park, Dundonald on the outskirts of Belfast is the first dedicated floatation and wellness centre of its kind on the island of Ireland and has an original service offer built upon the unique skills, qualifications and life experiences of its owner, Vivian McKinnon.

Vivian established it in response to surviving a troubled and traumatic childhood. Having transformed her own life, Vivian has now dedicated herself to helping others Through the offer of Floatation and effective healing solutions or a combinations of both.

woman floating in our pink cabin

Floatation or Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy

Floatation involves the multiple healing and restorative benefits to be gained from relaxing in a cabin filled with 25cms body temperature water and infused with half a tonne of Epsom salt.

It is infused with half a tonne of Epsom Salt in a sensory, movement and balance free environmental the mind and body is afforded the time and space to recharge, reset and reconnect.

This amazing experience is also know as Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy or REST and promotes a state of deep relaxation, allowing the skeletal structure to be free from pressure and realign. Activating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural mood enhancing and pain killing chemicals allowing the body and mind to completely unwind. Leaving you feeling calm relaxed and totally at ease. Ready to face the world again with a lighter body and mind.

Hydro-Ease founder "Vivian McKinnon" standing beside a sign for our exclusive RAFT program

RAFT Programme

Our exclusive RAFT programme combines Floatation with many evidence based therapeutic solutions.

Selectively created and developed by Vivian, RAFT introduced a revolutionary new approach to trauma healing and emotion regulation by drawing together the whole person. Removing the emotional residue from previous experiences to create internal ease.

When we use the skills and tools in the life we have to create the life we desire we lay the foundations to a better way of life, unique and personal to you.

Through this approach you can get back to doing the things you love, with the people you love free from emotional and psychological...

Are you ready to change your life? Or are you happy just as you are?

How We Help

Hydro-ease helps with emotional and psychological trauma, anxiety, fears and phobias, depression, PTSD, grief, guilt and shame, anger and rage, insomnia and sleep issues, compulsions, addictions, self-esteem and confidence, craving and emotional eating as well as relief from chronic pain.

Expert Testimonial

Hydro-Ease owner "Vivian McKinnon" standing beside world renowned physician "Gabor Mate"

Gabor Mate, Medical Doctor with special interest in childhood development and trauma

My experience of floatation at Hydro-ease in Belfast was a lovely introduction to this modality of healing.

After my hour suspended in the pool, my body freed from all external tension and my mind spared all sensory overstimulation. I found myself in a state of relaxation and a feeling of pleasant anticipation.

I immediately saw how this technique could help ease many stress-related conditions in our frenetic culture.