Relax in the deepest sense of the word — Weightless. Silent. Peaceful.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if I’m claustrophobic?
Being in the float pod 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 pod.
What if I fall asleep?
Some people fall asleep. The water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worse that can happen is getting salt water in your eyes.
What if I can’t swim?
There is only 12 inches of water in the float pod. In addition, the water is incredibly dense because of the amount of dissolved salts. You float on top of the water, similar to a cork, no matter what size or shape you are.
Is floating like meditation?
Being inside the float pod takes your brain from the highly conscious alpha and beta waves to solid theta waves. Theta waves are associated with deep meditation and are where the verbal/thinking mind transitions to the meditative/visual mind. Floating provides an easy and reliable means to achieve and sustain this beneficial meditative state.
What effect does the salt water have on my skin and hair?
Pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt is not actually a salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Safely used for healing and beauty purposes for hundreds of years, our Magnesium salt is beneficial to both your skin and your hair. A bathing cap may be worn but will not keep your hair completely dry and the tightness will detract from your total float experience.
Do you wear anything in the float pod?
Floating is a fully private experience and most people don’t wear anything. Whatever you wear will touch against your body and detract from your total float experience.
How do you clean your float pods?
A filtration system, more powerful than any used in swimming pools or hot tubs, runs after each session. There is 1400 pounds of medical grade Magnesium salts dissolved in the pod—a concentration so high that no living microorganism can survive in its contents. In addition, a ultraviolet light sterilization system is used. UV is the safest, most effective system available and uses the same technology as water purification systems used for drinking water. We also use a 35% Hydrogen Peroxide solution between each float session and at the end of each night, which inhibits the growth of any bacteria. Clients are required to thoroughly shampoo, soap, and rinse on-site before entering the float pod. We take every precaution to provide you with the cleanest, safest and most relaxing experience possible.
Can pregnant women use the float tank?
Absolutely! There will be a womb within a womb! We suggest that pregnant women inform their physicians or midwives and get their opinion prior to floating. The reports received from pregnant women have been enthusiastic. As their bodies get heavier, floating is a great relief from the pull of gravity and has given many expectant mothers a welcomed rest.
Is floating safe for children?
Yes, floating is safe for children but we require children under the age of 16 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
How many times should I float?
This depends on why you are floating. We recommend that you float at least 2 times within 6 weeks to get the full experience of total relaxation. We have many clients who float once a week while others float once or twice a month. The frequency of your floats will depend on the reasons why you are floating. Our qualified staff can help you decide what is best for you.