Floating is a fairly new practice. We are sure you have question and we are here to answer any you have. Our staff is here to meet or exceed your expectations.
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Do I Need To Bring Anything?
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb. Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank. We provide the essentials; a towel, earplugs, hairdryer, cotton buds, natural moisturizer, make-up remover, shampoo, conditioner, body wash. Feel free to bring anything else you may need.
How Are The Tanks Kept Clean?
There is 900 pounds of medical grade Epsom salt dissolved in each of our tanks. Salinity is at 1.30 grams per cubic centimeter. After each session, the entire volume of the solution is pumped out and filtered through a three part filtration and sterilization system utilizing Ultra Violet light and H2O2. UV is the safest most effective system available. It maintains the water’s soft, clean and crystal clear appearance. In addition all clients are required to shower prior to entering the tank.
Can I Bring A Friend?
Absolutely. You will not be able to float together in the same room or tank, but you can book floats at the same time, as we have 2 private float rooms.
Will I Have My Own Private Room?
Yes, you have your own private room equipped with your own personal shower, which you’ll use before and after your float. For this reason, people do not wear a swimming costume as this presses against the body and takes away from the experience.
What Should I Do To Prepare?
If you have caffeine before you float, it may interfere with your ability to relax. Also, try not shave or wax beforehand since the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.
Are There Any Side-Effects?
Not in the true sense of the word. Some first-time floaters can emerge from the tank feeling slightly nauseous. This is actually a good sign as it indicates that built-up stress is in fact leaving the body.
I’m Pregnant. Can Floating Harm My Baby?
Absolutely not. Pregnant women love floating! There is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body. The float tank is a wonderful haven to which pregnant women can escape. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.
Can I Float If I'm Menstruating?
Yes, floating has shown demonstrable results in easing the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, including regulating mood and pain reduction. The general guidelines and protocols for floating while on your period are very similar to those for hot tubs and pools. We recommend to use a new tampon, both during the float and after.
That tank looks scary…what if I’m claustrophobic / afraid?
The space inside the flotation tank is approximately 4 wide by 8.5 feet long. You are in complete control and can open the door and go in/out as you’d like. You can even float with the door open. Since there is an absence of space, time and sensation it is difficult to feel claustrophobic within the tank.
What will it be like for me?
We don’t know what it will be like for you since it is such an individual experience. Nearly every customer reports having profound peace and relaxation, deep concentration and creativity. We like to avoid saying too much before people use the tank, so that they aren’t influenced by what someone else says. Not only will it be different for you than it is for anyone else, it will be different each time.
What happens if I get salt water in my eyes?
It’s going to sting like hell. But no worries…you can just open the door, grab a towel, dab the salt water off, then get back in the tank.
Is this like Altered States?
Yes, but you’re not submerged in water, you don’t eat ritualistic mushrooms, and only a small percentage of floaters turn into proto-human monkeys.
Are there situations in which I will not be permitted to use the floatation tank?
We will not allow you to float if you have any of the following conditions:
Infectious skin or respiratory disorders
Epilepsy or serious mental conditions
A high-risk pregnancy
Have colored or permed your hair within 7 days
Under the influence of any drug or alcohol
Under 18 years old
We expect you to inform us of any conditions for your own safety and the safety of other floaters! We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.
Will my skin get wrinkly?
No. The high Epsom salt content of the water means that the water will not draw the salt from your skin and cause wrinkles like a long bath does. Epsom salt has been used for centuries as a medicinal treatment for various skin conditions. It is non-toxic and is not harmful if swallowed (although it does not taste good!). Epsom salt is actually quite nourishing for the skin, which may feel silky smooth after your float session.
Would I drown in the flotation tank if I fell asleep?
It is not possible to drown in the tank. The water is only about 10″ deep and has a very very high density of salt. This water is buoyant and will support you regardless of your size or weight. If you were to turn over the salt in the water would sting your eyes and wake you. Since you are floating you do not need to know how to swim. Additionally it’s not dangerous to fall asleep in the tank. We actually encourage it! One hour of sleep in the tank is roughly equivalent to 4 hours of regular sleep.
Is there a cumulative effect of using the tank on a regular basis?
Yes. There seems to be a cumulative effect with consistent use of the tank. This is not documented by research, it is the tank users who know it is true. Relaxation is a learned art that needs practice.
Will I be able to resume my daily activities when I get out?
Yes. And it may be good to arrange your time so you don’t have to rush. Many people enjoy savoring the peace and quiet before jumping into something hectic.
I’m a bigger guy / gal, can I still float in your tanks?
Unless you’re over 7 feet tall or over 500 pounds, you’re good to go.
How often should I float?
While you can float every day without harm, we find that the relaxing effects of an hour and a half float typically last beyond that day. For best results, we recommend regular sessions, and many clients find that floating once or twice a week provides the most benefits.
Is this new-agey mumbo jumbo?
Floating has been around for over 60 years, and has oodles of published research to back it up. No mumbo or jumbo here.