What if I am Claustrophobic?
The float tank itself is over 5 1/2 feet wide and 8 1/2 long and feel like you are in a giant shell. You have full control of whether you want the door shut or open, music on or off, and lights on or off. You have full control. You can also use our float pool!
Can I Float While Pregnant
YES! Pregnant women get significant relief in pain and muscle tension from the state of deep relaxation achieved from floating. We do recommend that a pregnant woman consult her physician prior to floating, especially during the first trimester.
In a weightless environment, without the distraction of the body or external stimuli, a state of deeper relaxation can be achieved. A deeply relaxed body and mind result in numerous health and wellness benefits including stress relief, muscular tension relief and the increase of dopamine and endorphin hormone levels.
How Clean is the Water?
Epsom salt is a natural antimicrobial, and due to the high salt content in our pods, bacteria simply cannot live in the water. That said, we also have filtration systems that cycle all of the water in the pod 3-5 times between users. Pods also have an ozone/UV sanitation system. It's likely the cleanest water you'll ever be in!
How Often Should I Float?
The benefits of floating usually happen with only one float, however, like any therapy, consistent and repeated usage amplifies the results, so adding two or three more sessions will produce a better result. Some people may expect to float two to three times before really noticing the difference floating can make in your stress levels and your body overall. It can even take a few sessions to get a better sense of what floating is like and learning to really relax and let go.
Ongoing changes in your body can be seen when you float regularly. Floating is a healthy and often life-changing experience in which you will find limitless potential. Another constant is that there seems to be a cumulative effect with consistent floating. Relaxation is a learned art that often needs practice.
To maximize the infinite potential, you may decide to incorporate it as part of your weekly or monthly healthy lifestyle. We can help you determine which of our membership or package options are best for you.
Who Shouldn't Float?
We highly recommend that if you suffer from any medical conditions (clinically-diagnosed depression, etc) that you consult with your primary care physician prior to floating.
If I Fall Asleep, Will I Drown?
With 10 inches of incredibly salt-dense water; it is not required that the user know how to swim. As for sleep, we highly encourage it! One hour of sleep in the Pod is equivalent to about 4 in your bed due to flotation encouraging your brain waves into theta state. If you happen to roll over in the Pod, you may get salt water in your eyes which will quickly wake you. There's a fresh water spray bottle in the Pod for a quick rinse.
Is This Good for Athletes?
This is a very widely-accepted therapy and is used by a number of world-renowned athletes to treat various sports-related conditions and aid in their recovery. It is also beneficial for those who don’t play any sports but want to better manage the stresses in their system.
Increases energy (ATP)
Ideal space for visualization
Boosts the immune system
Reduces Lactic acid levels
Aids in facilitated rest, reducing exposure to fatigue.
What About My Skin
The salt water will not harm your hair, but we do not recommend floating if you have dyed your hair, or have had it chemically treated in the past 7 days.
Surprisingly, the high level of epsolm salt prevents your skin from wrinkling, and leaves it silky smooth.
Preparations and Tips for Floating
What to Bring: Just yourself, and your usual post shower products. Many of the products are provided including towels and hair dryers.
On Your Skin: Prior to floating, avoid shaving, tanning, waxing, or anything else that would increase the sensitivity of your skin. If you have any cuts, scrapes, or minor burns we provide individually packaged petroleum jelly to cover and protect your skin during a float.
Eating/Drinking: Too much caffeine may interfere with your ability to relax; we recommend eating a light meal/snack about an hour before floating to avoid hunger. A large meal may cause discomfort.
Contact lenses: You may want to remove contact to prevent discomfort should any salt get in your eyes.
New Floaters: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time to sign waivers and address any questions you may have.
What is Epsom Salt?
Similar to in the Dead Sea, Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulfate) is a mineral which has been shown to help detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system , trigger the release of endorphins, and provide relief for physical, mental, and emotional stress, pain and fatigue.
Will I Get Cold?
No, you will not feel either hot or cold. The thermostat in the pod regulates the temperature of the water to 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature of the surface of the skin, creating a feeling of truly floating in the air.
What Should I Wear?
We recommend floating nude so as to decrease sensory stimulus. Each room is private, and features it's own shower and changing area. However, you may float in a swimsuit if you prefer.
What is Provided?
For your convenience, each room provides:
shampoo & conditioner
petroleum jelly (for cuts/scrapes)
There is a vanity area available after your float for hair and make up with extra products, as well as, hair dryers.