Barcelona is among Europe’s most vibrant cities, but the non-stop circuit of sightseeing, dining and partying can take its toll on the mind and the body. Which means this effective stress-relief therapy is the ideal accompaniment to any Barcelona holiday. Sink into a 30cm (1ft) super-saturated Epsom-salt solution, close the hatch, and block out the outside world for a while. The buoyancy of the solution makes you feel weightless, enabling every part of your body to loosen up.
Heated to skin temperature (35.5C/96F), it’s difficult to tell which parts of your body are in the water and which aren’t, thereby tricking your mind into thinking you’re floating in mid-air. Flotation therapy is immensely popular with top athletes, business-people, pregnant women and anyone suffering from back problems, but it’s also perfect for those who want to just completely get away from it all. Inside the tank all sights and sounds are blocked, so you can drift off in peace, and emerge completely reinvigorated and ready to take Barcelona by the horns!