Float Therapy FAQ

Float Therapy FAQ

Being in the tanks 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 tank. Giving yourself what you need, being compassionate, and remembering you can exit at any time. We suggest for those apprehensive to start with some calming, welcoming, non-word based music to start the float.

Don’t drink coffee for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, don’t shave or wax since 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. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.

The water is fully filtered 3-5 times between each float, passing through a 10-micron caliber filter. The Epsom salts are a natural disinfectant and are at a super loaded amount. We are also required to put a minimal amount of a disinfectant (chlorine) by health authorities.

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, robes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo, blow dryer, etc.).

No. You must wait a minimum of 48 hours. 

Only one person per tank. We have many float tanks though, so bring your friends, family or loved ones to float alongside you!

Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.

We opened with 2 brand new Oasis float tanks and 1 Pro Float Cabin.

Yes. Just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool.

Absolutely! There will be a womb within a womb! Floating can relieve a lot of the aches and pains caused by pregnancy. If you have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in. Many pregnant women find it extremely calming for their central nervous system and get tremendous releif from the challenges of pregnancy.

You can get out anytime. There aren’t any latches on the tank doors and you control your experience, that said, the 90-minutes usually go by quite quickly. Also it takes the mind and body time for some to completely relax and go into deeper states. It is not instantaneous and giving a longer exposure to the sensory reduced environment is the best medicine to dramatically calm the central nervous system.

You can get out anytime. There aren’t any latches on the tank doors and you control your experience, that said, the 90-minutes usually go by quite quickly. Also it takes the mind and body time for some to completely relax and go into deeper states. It is not instantaneous and giving a longer exposure to the sensory reduced environment is the best medicine to dramatically calm the central nervous system.

No – your skin doesn’t even prune up. You do absorb a lot of magnesium from the Epsom salt which has oodles of benefits. Be reasonably hydrated and fed before your float similar if you were to prepare for exercise. Not too full, not too hungry.

Dr. John C. Lily, an American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher, writer and inventor.

Floating has been around for over 40 years and has oodles of published research to back it up. No mumbo or jumbo here.

 

Do you have any further questions that aren’t answered here? Let out staff know and we would be more than  happy to explain anything.