Anyone from all ages can benefit from floating. However, if you have any of the following conditions, please be advised not to float or give us a call to discuss:
- Have had your hair dyed or applied artificial skin tanner within the last three days
- Have received any tattoos/piercings within one week
- Be pregnant and in your first trimester (please receive permission from your medical practitioner in your second trimester onwards)
- Under the influence of any drug or alcohol
- Suffering from an unstable mental health condition, such as psychosis or have suicidal tendencies
- Have epilepsy, hypotension, or a heart condition/a pacemaker
- Have a severe/contagious/infectious skin condition(eczema, sunburn etc…) and open/infected wounds
- has been less than a week since you experienced gastroenteritis/diarrhea
- Had chemotherapy within the last two months
These are all for precautions(safety of yourself and others) and optimal results for your float experience.
If you have any questions or concerns before you float, please call us to discuss.
No. You do not need to wear bathers, or we recommend you not to wear them as they uncomfortably stick to your skin in the water(which is not ideal for the purpose of sensory deprivation therapy). You will be taken to a private room, so there is no need to worry about privacy!
Most people who have a concern about their claustrophobic fear feel relaxed once we take them to a float room and they see how spacious the tank is.
If you are still uncomfortable or worried in the closed tank, you do not have to close the lid or leave it half open. You are always in control of your environment and get out at any time.
Not only is it safe but it’s encouraged! Some say floating is “a pregnancy must!” Floating allows you to escape the added stress and weight of pregnancy by being in a weightless environment, taking the strain off of your body. We have also heard testimonies that it is an awesome way to bond with your baby.
One person per tank please. Even though our tanks can fit two people side by side, the sensory input of having someone floating in the tank, bumping into you, causing you to bump into the wall, and then back into them until you felt like some sort of human sensory deprived pinball, would be antithetical to the experience in our opinion.
Normally, the Float Session is 60-minutes in length (unless there is no one after you, then you are welcome to stay longer) but we recommend blocking off at least 1.5 hours of your day. You will want to arrive a few minutes early to fill out our New Client Form and kick back in our lounge and wind down a little before jumping into the the pod.
No. The water is very shallow, usually about 10” deep. Besides, it is much heavier than ordinary water because of the 1100 lbs of Epsom salts, so you float very easily and much higher in the water than in a swimming pool or another body of water. You float on your back with absolutely no effort, and there is no tendency to roll over. Actually, people often sleep in float tanks. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.