Is there anyone who shouldn't float?
Anyone suffering from the following is advised not to float for their own safety as well as the safety of all clients:
Extreme low blood pressure
Contagious disease or Infectious skin conditions, including infected wounds / skin opening
Diarrhea or Gastroenteritis (Anyone with these sorts of symptoms should not float whilst symptoms persist & for up to 14 days after).
What if I'm claustrophobic?
Being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You're always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the tank.
Can I float if I'm pregnant?
Absolutely! There will be a womb within a womb :-) After the first trimester, floating can relieve a lot of the aches and pains caused by pregnancy. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns please consult with your physician before coming in.
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
Don't drink coffee for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, don't shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about 1.5-2 hours ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float.
Can I float if its that time of the month?
Yes. Use your judgement and follow the same protocol you would to swim in a pool. However, if you generally experience raised body temperature or stomach cramps then you may wish to reschedule your appointment as you may find it difficult to get comfortable.
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. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, earplugs, body wash/shampoo, blow dryer, etc.)
What kind of tanks do you use?
We are operating with 3 Evolution float tanks (the same one used by the New England Patriots).
Can more than one person float in a tank at a time?
Only one person per tank. We have three float tanks, so up to three people can come float in our centre in their own private float room.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
There aren't any latches on the tank doors, and you can get out anytime. That said, the 90-minutes usually go by quite quickly.
Is this new-agey mumbo jumbo?
Floating has been around for over 40 years and has oodles of published research to back it up. No mumbo jumbo here.
How do you clean the tanks?
The full volume of the water is fully filtered 4 times between each float, using a 1 micron filter, UV, Ozone and chlorine. The Epsom salts are also a natural disinfectant
Will I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
No - your skin doesn't even prune up. You do absorb a lot of magnesium from the Epsom salt which has many benefits.
Can I drown if I fall asleep in there?
Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.