Even though floatation therapy has become fairly widespread in recent years, many people still have questions about floating. Although there are many questions that you may have, here are the answers to some of the most common questions surrounding floatation therapy.
Do I need to bring anything?
We have all of the essentials for your float experience. If you wear contacts, please remember to bring your case and saline solution with you. If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a brush or comb. Don’t shave or wax before floating.
What if I am claustrophobic?
Being in the pod is more like floating in space than being in an enclosed space. You’re always in control of your environment. You may keep the door open and light on if you like. People with extreme cases of claustrophobia have consistently reported no problems floating.
How do you keep the tanks clean?
Our pods have a state of the art filtration system that runs 24/7 while not in use. The water is mostly medical grade Epsom salt and is inherently sterile. We use Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) as our main disinfectant. The pods also have an ultraviolet and ozone purification system which keeps the water clean and clear.
Will the salt hurt my skin?
No. The Epsom salts we use will not dry out your skin or dehydrate you. You will leave the float tank feeling smooth and silky.
What if I can’t swim?
The tank is only filled with 10 inches of water and has such a high density of Epsom salt that any individual, big or small, will float like a cork atop the water.
What Happens If I Fall Asleep?
Essentially, nothing! Floating is such a relaxing and peaceful experience that falling asleep is quite normal but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. If you do fall asleep, you will be woken by the soft music turning on at the end of your session.
Can Anyone Float?
Almost anyone can float, with a few exceptions. Certain health concerns may cause you to seek the advice of a doctor before floating. Anyone with a communicable disease, including respiratory and skin communicable diseases and/or has been ill with vomiting or diarrhea within the last two weeks is prohibited from floating. In addition, anyone who has alcohol or drugs in their system is discouraged from floating. Finally, it isn’t recommended for anyone with an open wound or suicidal tendencies to float. We suggested that floating is limited to anyone over 16.
Is it private?
Yes, each float pod is contained within an individual suite (so there is no requirement to wear a swim suit). Each suite has its own shower and is for your exclusive use for the duration of your session.
What is Epsom salt & what are its benefits?
Epsom salt, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits.
Will floating damage my hair?
We recommend people do not float if they had their hair colored within 48 hours. Also, people who have had hair straightening treatment (e.g., with keratin) and extensions should not float because salt may disrupt the treatment.