What if I’m claustrophobic?
The sensation of floating in the tank is more like floating in space than in a confined area. You are in total control of the float environment and can choose to float with the door open or closed, and the lights on or off. Claustrophobic people typically don’t have any problems during floating. It is the perfect environment in which to just let go.
Do I need to bring anything?
Just ear plugs and an open mind! We provide towels and toiletries to use before and after the float. If you wear contacts be sure to bring your contact lenses case and solution.
Do I need to do anything to prepare?
The only precaution that you should take is that you should not shave at all on the day of your float session. We provide Vaseline for people to cover any small cuts and grazes. You should also avoid caffeine and/or heavy meals up to two hours prior to your float.
How do you clean the tank?
After each float the tank is skimmed and filtered through an extensive UV light sanitation and filtration system. The combination of the high concentrations of Epsom salt and minuscule amounts of 35% hydrogen peroxide also make it impossible for microorganisms to live.
Is there any risk of drowning?
The high salt content of the water makes you extremely buoyant, making it impossible for you to go beneath the surface. Once settled, it is only possible to touch the bottom of the tank with some effort.
I’m pregnant, can floating harm my baby?
Absolutely not. In fact heavily pregnant women probably get more relief from the float tank than anyone else. Just lying on a bed can be extremely uncomfortable for women in the later stages of pregnancy due to the massive gravitational strain placed on the body. The float tank is a wonderful haven to which pregnant women can escape. We do however recommend that like many activities, floating should be avoided in the first trimester, and you should check with your doctor before floating.
Is there anyone who should not use the tank?
We do not recommend tank use for epileptics, people under the influence of alcohol or drugs, those with an infectious disease, open skin wounds, or those with suicidal tendencies. If you have colored your hair, please wait 2 weeks to float. Women who are menstruating should wait to use the tank. 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.