Frequently Asked Float Questions
Got some questions about floating?
Here are some answers to our most frequently asked float questions.
Most certainly, floating can be great during pregnancy!
The gravity defying properties of the float pod can take all the weight of the baby off of mother’s body for some much needed respite.
If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please speak with your doctor or physician before coming in for a session.
We recommend that you don’t drink coffee for several hours before a session (it can make it hard for your body to relax).
Also, we suggest you don’t shave or wax right before a float as the salt water can irritate the sensitive skin.
Eating a light meal about 60 to 90 minutes prior to a session in the pod can stop your stomach from growling while you float.
Other than these suggestions, there’s really no preparation needed.
Yes. Just follow the same protocol as you would for a swimming pool.
As we can’t guarantee that the salt won’t remove some colour from your hair we suggest that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear.
If there is still some colour coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers.
If you have longer hair you may want to bring your comb or brush.
However, we do provide disposable combs if you need one.
Also any make up you may wish to apply after your float and something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank if required.
Other than that, we will provide everything you need (towels, robes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo etc)
Each room is fully private including shower, and you go into the tanks naked so a swim suit is not required.
(We don’t recommend it as it can take away from the experience but If you would prefer to wear a swim suit your welcome to do so)
We can only allow one person per tank.
Double-wide or twin tanks do exist but we believe that they take away from the whole ‘sensory deprivation’ experience.
Of course not, your free to get out anytime you please.
That said, the 60-minutes usually goes by a lot faster than you’d expect (many floaters say it feels like 20-30 minutes or that they lose their grasp on the concept of time).
A Mr John C. Lilly.
Float tanks have been around for over 50 years.
The first float tank was actually developed in 1954.
That tank involved full submersion in water and a breathing apparatus that completely covered your face.
The first lay down, commercial tanks were invented in the early 70’s and they developed in to the modern advanced luxury tanks we use today.
With the lights out floating in a float pod is like floating in space.
Keep in mind you’re always in control of the pod and on the rare occasion that someone decides it’s not for them, then they are welcome to hop back out.
That said even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their session in the tank.
The pods are cleaned between each and every float.
The water is completely filtered multiple times through a 1-10 micron filter, treated with a UV light and then a combination of chlorine and Hydrogen Peroxide.
All this on top of the natural effects of 550kg of salt in the water!
No- your skin won’t even prune up or turn wrinkled, but it will be silky soft afterwards.
No. Some people do fall asleep but due to the buoyancy of the water you always stay afloat.
The worst thing that could happen would be getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
You should not float if any of the following conditions apply to you:
- Recently coloured or permed hair in the last 7 days.
- Infectious skin condition
- High risk pregnancy
- Open wounds (Including active haemorrhoid’s, the salt can sting).
- Respiratory conditions or disorders
- Kidney disease
- When in doubt about a condition, please consult your physician.
Though floating is safe for children it can require a certain level of maturity.
If you are under 18 years of age or have a child that you feel could benefit from float therapy please give us a ring or send us an email as such requests will be handled on a case by case basis.
If you do plan on booking a session for a minor please bare in mind a parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a policy form on their behalf and will also have to remain at the centre for the duration of the session.