Field of lavender flowers in rows.

After Reuben’s first float, he was instantly hooked. Hearing first about floating from a Joe Rogan podcast, it was something that he had to experience first-hand. From the first float experience, he knew this was something that people have to experience for themselves.
Nelson has a unique mix of creative, athletic and business people who could all benefit from floating. Amazing things happen when you take yourself away from our ever busy and over-stimulated world.

At Uplift, we have created an environment of complete serenity, a place our clients can come to and leave their stressful lives at the door. Floating is for anyone and will benefit everyone – we invite you to come and experience for yourself.

Reuben Riddell.

First Float: 2013

From a family of nine children, it’s safe to say the house was full…of mostly noise. Constant noise. I have lived in Nelson for most of my life with a few stints in Christchurch. I have studied at NMIT and AUT with a background in personal training. Most of my personal training has been focused on diet and exercise. Looking around, there are very few platforms that focus directly on people’s recovery.

I have a passion for the health and fitness industry, and for helping people. I believe that Uplift Float Centre combines my passions and takes them to a new level. It is exciting to see others gain positive benefits from floating.

Portrait of Reuben Riddell, owner and founder of Uplift Float Centre
Portrait of Royce Willis from the Dizziness Clinic.

Royce Willis.

Graduated from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in 2013 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

His interest in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion and other injuries began during a career in professional rugby including playing for the All Blacks.

Sustaining numerous injuries and witnessing many others, stimulated his interest in becoming a Physiotherapist, and helping others achieve optimal outcomes in their rehabilitation journey.

To book head to the Dizziness Clinic.

The Dizziness Clinic

Marta Willis.

With Luna Bloom, I dedicate my days to helping women find ease, grace, and joy in their pregnancy and early motherhood. Drawing on my 20 years of experience in massage therapy and holistic treatments, I provide emotional, physical, and spiritual nurturing to expectant and postpartum mothers.

Inspired by my empowering home and birth centre births in New Zealand, Luna Bloom was born. I realised the importance of specialised support during the postpartum period, leading me to guide and support mothers during this sensitive time.

Luna Bloom aims to instill confidence in women's bodies, babies, and the journey of birthing and motherhood, empowering pregnant women and new mothers to discover their strengths and honour their intuition.

Luna Bloom
Portrait of Marta Willis from Luna Bloom
Portrait of Monika Maier from Libullula

Monika Maier.

With over 20 years of nursing experience in Germany and New Zealand, I've learned the importance of holistic care, addressing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of a person.

My background includes working in Palliative Care and studying Process Oriented Psychology, which shaped my belief in spiritual healing for lasting balance and well-being. Through Libellula, I offer a space for deep relaxation, peace, and healing, supporting individuals in their well-being journey and acute situations. I have a genuine passion for helping people feel better, heal, and find meaning in life, regardless of their life stage. As an intuitive empath, I continue to study holistic healing modalities to expand my own growth and serve all living beings.


Agathe Porlier.

We trained in Traditional Thai massage at the renowned Wat Pho school, gaining expertise in massage, meditation, and energy awareness.

Now, we want to share this knowledge to address the overwhelming and disconnected nature of society. Our unique full body massage combines acupressure, stretching, and yoga to realign energy lines and promote balance.

This massage has healing and relaxation benefits, allowing individuals to reconnect with themselves and nature. We are passionate about the connection between the human body and the earth, and our goal is to help people achieve their true potential while living harmoniously and balanced.

We offer this massage with love and peace as a means of fostering self-connection and connection with mother earth.

Massage Nelson

Our instagram.

Have and awesome photo and story? Send it to and once a month we’ll choose our favourite to feature on our instagram and reward you with a free 60 minute float.

Your stories and images don't need to be float specific, it could be about something peaceful, a mindful tip, a special location.