Frequently Asked Questions
When we did our initial market research, we were surprised by some of the questions asked of our researchers. To give you a better idea of what to expect when you join us, below are some of the most popular questions:
How clean is the water?
The water is fully filtered 4 times between each float using the very latest in filtration technology – our pods filters are fully effective to one micron, which is an incredible 100 times smaller than a human hair! We use UV light as the primary disinfectant, and also use a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to oxidise any bacteria – It’s the safest and healthiest way we can keep the pods and water clean. Also the Epsom Salts are a natural disinfectant and are in abundance in the water – over 1000 lb in each pod – so its arguably the safest water in the region.
What if I am Claustrophobic?
The most important thing to remember is that you are in control of your environment, you can leave the light on or get out at anytime. You can start by leaving the float pod door slightly open until you feel settled, its all about how you can feel relaxed and ‘let go’. Being in the pods is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box, so people with extreme claustrophobia have floated & reported having no problems with their time in the tank.
Can i float if i’m pregnant?
Absolutely, especially in the later stages! (That’s why we offer a special mum to be package!)
We recommend it for second and third trimesters of your pregnancy – Floating can really help with all the extra aches and pains a big bump inevitably brings with it, and a lot of mums report that it can help with restful sleep. Finally, a calm Mum certainly means a calm baby, and this has led to a lot of mothers telling us how they feel a much deeper connection to their babies too.
There is no risk at all to mother or baby from Floatation therapy, but we recommend you contact your Doctor or Health Visitor if you are the concerned about trying floatation.
What do I wear?
It’s ‘birthday suit’ time, however we understand that this can be daunting the first time, so you can wear a costume if you like. Each float room is completely private with its own shower and is for your exclusive use, so most people choose to float in the nude.
Do I need to bring anything?
Just toiletries & makeup for after your session – If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a brush. If you have contact lenses, we have lens holders to store them in while you’re floating, but please bring saline solution to prevent them from drying out. Other than that, we provide everything you need; towels, earplugs, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hair dryer.
Can i float if i’m menstruating?
Of course, just follow the same procedure as if you were swimming.
What happens if i fall asleep?
There is approximately 10 inches of water and 1000 pounds of Epsom Salt in each pod, which makes the water incredibly buoyant and ensures that you stay afloat, hence the name ‘Floatation therapy,’ – it’s almost impossible to drown inside the float tank.
Some people fall asleep because of the deep relaxation floating provides – Just one hour of floating is equivalent to 4 hours of deep sleep. Many of clients who suffer from insomnia or jet lag get immense and immediate relief while floating.
How many times do I need to float to feel the results?
Many of our clients experience significant benefits on their first float. Just like Yoga, Meditation, working out and any form of active wellness, floating is also a practice, the more you float the more the cumulative benefits are from regular floating.
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
Please try to avoid caffeinated drinks for several hours beforehand, as it can interfere with your ability to relax. Eating a light meal about 60-90 minutes prior to your float should alleviate any hunger pains, there is nothing worse than floating when your hungry!
For men avoid shaving 6 hours before a float and for women allow at least 12 hours, since the Epsom Salt solution can irritate and sting freshly shaved skin. We can provide Vaseline, to help alleviate it this.
Can children float?
From a safeguarding perspective, we do require anyone under 18 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. there will be a supplemental waiver form to be completed by parents.
Can more than one person float at a time?
Only one person per pod at a time. We do have two float pods in separate rooms, so up to 2 people can float simultaneously.
Is there anyone who should avoid floating?
Anyone suffering from Epilepsy and Ear Infections. Please let us know about any health conditions, our waiver form is designed to help keep you safe. If you are in any doubt, we recommend you should check with your doctor before booking a floatation session.
What should I expect after my first float?
We all have expectations, and are normal part of the busy lives we live. we would respectfully suggest to try to not have any expectations before your first float, and to have an open mind. Simply by letting go of expectations, the mind is a boundless ‘clean slate’ and you will inevitably have a better experience. Feel free to speak to our staff before your first session.