What is Float Therapy?
A float room provides a dark and sound-free environment to facilitate rest and relaxation. The float/room contains 10-12 inches of solution consisting of water and about 1200 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt. The fluid temperature is maintained at external body temperature (around 95 degrees). The floater is able to float effortlessly, without gravitational restriction and without consideration of sound or light interruption.
How are the float rooms sanitized and disinfected?
Approximately 1100 pounds of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt is dissolved in each of our tanks. Salinity is reached at 1.37 grams per cubic centimeter. The solution is high in salinity; therefore no living microorganism can survive within the tank. After each session, the entire volume of the solution is pumped out and filtered through a three part filtration and sterilization system utilizing Ultra Violet (UV) light and H2O2. UV is the safest most effective system available. The Evolution Filtration System is able to filter particles from the water to 1 micron in size and are FDA compliant for drinking water (Class 1 Filtration).
Are there any restrictions on who can float?
You should not float if you:
are presently ill
have incontinence, kidney problems, epileptic or uncontrolled neurologic deficits
have an active skin condition.
If you are unclear if you meet these restrictions, you should consult your physician before floating.Please note: Clients will not be allowed to float if they have Manic Panic hair dye or equivalent hair color products that can potentially color the float tank water.
Are there requirements before and after I float?
All clients are required to shower prior to floating and afterwards to remove the coating of Epsom salt that is left on the skin and hair.
Should I float if I am claustrophobic?
The thought of being in a dark space can be frightening to some; however, as your close your eyes please try to relax and breathe deeply. The total blackness within the float room does not create an enclosed, confined or restricted feeling; it actually creates a sense of tranquility and zen. Our float rooms are big enough to stand and walk around in; you are in complete control of your surroundings, so if necessary, you can exit the float tank at any time.
Do I need to bring anything?
No, you do not need to bring anything. However, if you are not comfortable floating in the nude (which is recommended), please bring a swim suit. Also, if you must prevent your hair from getting wet, you may bring a swim cap (available for purchase). It is highly recommended to float completely free of clothes and swim caps! If you wear contacts, please bring a case to store them while you float; we will provide towels, earplugs, body wash, shampoo and other basic hair supplies, (i.e. hair dryer, comb and brush).
Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
No, you are only floating for 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
What other names are used for Float Therapy?
Sensory Deprivation Tank, Float Tank and Isolation Chamber
What do I need to wear while floating?
It is recommended to float in the nude. If you prefer, you may wear a swimsuit.
Should I eat before floating?
A heavy meal beforehand is not suggested; however you can consume a light snack, ideally, no less than 30 minutes before your appointment. Also avoid caffeine before floating, because it may interfere with your ability to relax.
Can I fall asleep in the tank?
Yes, many people safely fall asleep in the tank as a result of feeling so relaxed. Even those who say they never sleep on their backs in bed, do so very easily in the tank. People may think it is unsafe due to the fear of rolling over. If this were ever to happen, the salinity of the water would irritate the eyes and nose- immediately causing the floater to awake. You also will not drown will being in the tank; the buoyancy of the water will help you stay afloat.
Can two people float in one tank at the same time?
No, floating is intended to be a private and individual experience.
Is the salt dangerous to your eyes?
No, but it can be a bit uncomfortable. Before entering the float tank, please ensure to dry your face and push your hair back. Also while in the tank, keep your hands away from your eyes.
Can I float if I am menstruating?
Yes. Just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool.
Can pregnant women float?
Yes, pregnant women probably get more relief from floating than most people. The extra weight carried by the mother-to-be can be very stressful due to the forces of gravity. Floating eliminates the negative effects of gravity, which causes joint pain, inflammation and stress on the organs as well as the unborn baby.
Is there an age limit to float?
If you are under 18 years old, you will need parental consent.