1Will I feel claustrophobic?
No. People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating. It is very spacious inside our float tanks they are about the size of a small car (2.8m long, 1.8m wide and 1.75m tall). Different light and music options are available and good ventilation is provided throughout your experience.
2Will I get cold while floating?
No. Our floatation tanks are heated at skin temperature, 36 degrees C, the ideal temperature for floating.
3How clean are the tanks, how is this cleanliness maintained between floaters?
The high Epsom salt content of the float pod plus a tiny amount of supplementary treatment ensures that our float solution is inert and nothing harmful can survive within the tank. The highly sterile salt water is fully filtered 10 times between each float, passing through a .5 micron filter system and is sanitised with UV light. Further cleanliness is assured as we tell all customers to shower before and after each float session. We independently test our waters regularly to ensure we meet the highest standards. Floatation is much more hygienic than attending your local pool, spa or sauna.
4Can I be too heavy to float? Will I sink?
No. With the Epsom salt solution we use (600kg of epsom salts are dissolved in the water of the tank). Everyone floats whether you’re the size of a professional rugby athlete or a ballet dancer.
5What if I fall asleep? Is it safe?
Yes. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. Our music and sound messages can always wake you up.
6Will my hair get wet? What if I have a fake tan or have had hair dye applied?
Yes. You must wash your hair before and after each float session. Lacquers and water based dyes or fake tans are not allowed within 7 days of application, you will be asked to reschedule. Be sure to take this into consideration when scheduling your appointment.
7Will I be in the dark?
That's up to you. There is a light switch in all of our float tanks that you control. You can choose to have the lights on or off. You can also choose to play music throughout your float session if you would like. Many people find that silence and darkness are the best ways for them to relax and achieve the optimum results through their float experience.
8Can I float if I'm pregnant?
Pregnant women often find great relief and decompression from pain and stiffness while floating. There is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off the mother’s body. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.
9Can I bring a friend?
Absolutely. You can’t float together in the same tank, but you can book separate float tank rooms at the same time.
10How will I get out of the tank? Do I have to stay in the whole time?
You are completely in control of every aspect of your floating experience. You can float with the door open or closed, you can leave lights on, turn on music and you can even go in and out of the tank as you please. The door is very light weight and opens easily from the inside at any time.
11Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes. Just follow the same habits you would for a swimming pool.
12Will I have my own private room?
Yes, you have your own private pod room equipped with your own personal shower, which you’ll use before and after your float. For this reason, most people do not wear a swimming suit, as this presses against the body and takes away from the experience but, we say do whatever you are most comfortable with.
13What should I do to prepare?
Don’t drink coffee for four hours beforehand (it can make you jittery during your float). Also, don’t shave or wax the day of the float as 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. It is important to note, that you should not float within 7 days of applying fake tank to your skin. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.
14Do 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, facewipes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo,…)
15Are 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. We very rarely experience any cases of nausea in subsequent visits. Please advise us if you have conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or allergies to sulphates as the float could become uncomfortable.
16Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long? Will my skin get wrinkly?
No, your skin doesn’t even prune up! You do absorb a lot of magnesium from the Epsom salt though…
17When Not To Float?
- Before shaving or waxing
- If you are severely sun burnt or have just had a fresh tattoo within the past 5 days
- If you have dyed your hair with a water based dye
- If you have applied fake tan within the last 7 days
- If you are pregnant and you have been advised not to float by your health care practitioner
- If you are an epileptic where seizures could endanger your safety in the float tank
- If you have extremely low blood pressure
- If you have impaired kidney disease
- If you have a severe skin condition (eczema) or a contagious disease or infectious skin condition and open/infected wounds
- If it has been less than two weeks since you experienced gastroenteritis/diarrhoea
- If you have had chemotherapy (you will need to wait 2 months)