Couple rescue Broughton float centre from going under

Posted on - 22nd May, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Business, Preston News
Mandala Float Center exterior
Mandala Float Center is located at 15 Northway in Broughton

A Broughton floatation therapy centre is open again after a local couple bought the business. 


Paul and Tina Burrows re-opened Mandala Float Center, which is the only floatation therapy centre in Preston, in April.

The centre closed its doors in January to complete some building works. It opened briefly in March before the then owner decided to close for good.

Floating, which involves relaxing in a pod filled with saline water, is a relaxation therapy proven to help many mental and physical issues and diseases. It’s said that one hour in a flotation pod can be the equivalent of four hours of sleep.

Paul said: “There is 500kg of Epsom salt in each pod, which makes it like being in the Dead Sea. It’s skin temperature, so you don’t even realise you’re in water. It means it’s like floating in thin air, and it’s quite a profound feeling.”

One of the Mandala Float Center's floatation pods
One of the Mandala Float Center’s floatation pods

Paul himself started floating to help manage the stress of a high-pressured IT role. After becoming interested in integrative medicine and supportive therapies – and realising the effect his job was having on his health – Paul decided to leave IT.

He is currently studying to become a Nutritional Therapist and Naturopath, and has plans to develop the Mandala’s services. 

He said: “We want to offer the local community a place where they can come and have safe, effective, integrated therapies. 

“We also hope to link up with local charities and help groups who support people with mental illnesses, chronic conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, and devastating illnesses such as cancer.”

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