We have compiled a number of frequently asked questions for our Floatation treatment. You will also find a short list of contraindications for the Floatation as well. If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact us for more information. We are not able to provide medical guidance to you on existing conditions you may have, and we recommend that you contact your physician if you are not sure if the treatment will interfere with your situation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: FLOATATION
Why do I need to float?
Modern life is stressful for nearly everyone. Traffic, deadlines, constant connection to technology, not enough sleep…we could all use a break. Floating reduces stress, promotes relaxation, improves sleep and gives us all a chance to unplug.
What if I’m pregnant?
Floating is safe during pregnancy, but we must insist you consult your healthcare provider first. Most mamas really enjoy a break from carrying baby’s extra weight and an hour of deep relaxation.
What is the temperature of the salt water?
It’s 95 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the same temperature as the surface of your skin. It’s neither warm nor cold, but rather very neutral.
Should I bring a bathing suit?
Our float room is private, and the majority of people float nude. Bring one if you wish though.
What else should I bring?
All amenities, including basic hair products, body wash, towels, robes, and hair dryers, are provided. If you require a hair brush, please bring your own.
Why do I shower twice?
Before you float, you take a quick shower to remove body oils and products. After, you shower to remove the salty residue from your skin and hair.
What if I have cuts or scrapes?
The salt water can sting wounds, so we provide packets of petroleum jelly in each suite to cover any problem areas.
What about shaving?
Ideally, don’t shave at least 8 hours before your float. The salty water can be irritating or itchy if you do.
I just colored my hair. Is it OK?
We recommend waiting at least one week to let the color fully set. We don’t want the salt affecting the color, or your color bleeding into the water. If the color is not rinsing out when you shower, it’s usually fine to float.
What if I fall asleep?
Some people do fall asleep safely in the relaxing world of a float tank. Because of the high salt content, you will float whether you’re awake or asleep. You float on your back, and your nose and mouth are always well above the water line.
Is it private?
Yes. Our float room contains a changing area, shower, and float. Everything you need is here, including towel, robe and basic amenities.
Should I eat first?
Don’t show up with a full tummy. We suggest a light meal 90 minutes prior so you’re neither full nor hungry.
What about caffeine or alcohol?
Avoid both for at least several hours prior to your float.
I can’t swim. Will I float?
Ability to swim is not necessary as absolutely everyone floats without effort.
Should I drink a bunch of fluid first?
No, needing a restroom break mid-float is not fun. Just hydrate normally.
What about my jewelry?
You may wish to leave at home. Certainly remove prior to floating as the salt water might damage it.
What if I don’t enjoy it? Can I get out?
Our float room is private with a door that can be opened any time. You can also turn the light off and on as you wish. Lastly, you can also get out of the room whenever you like.
How will I know my float is over?
The lights and music will gently fade back on to let you know it’s time to exit.
How often should I float?
Single and first floats can often be profound. However, there can be a bit of learning curve requiring a few floats to feel totally comfortable. Also, floating has cumulative effects and is something that should be part of everyone’s ongoing wellness practice. Floating 1 to 2 times per week will change your life.
Who shouldn’t float?
People with infectious diseases, open sores, skin disorders, seizures or epilepsy, skin allergies and skin sensitivities should not use the float room.
There are a number of contraindications associated with Floatation. The following is a list of the most common we come across, but if you have something you are concerned about we definitely recommend you call us or double check with your doctor before booking a reservation.
- Infectious disease
- Open sore
- Skin disorder
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Skin allergy
- Skin sensitivity