Common conerns

What if I'm claustrophobic?

Claustrophobia is one of the most common initial concerns and people who struggle with it consistently report no problems with floating, as the lack of light in our spacious tanks (the largest available) gives more of an expansive feeling without any boundaries. You also have the option to float with the lights on, lid open, or however you prefer — you’re in control of your float.

Can i drown if i fall asleep?

No. It’s common to fall asleep for parts or sometimes all of your float and the water is so buoyant that you always stay afloat. The worst that can happen is being woken by a little salt water in your eyes, though our non-drip tanks make this unlikely.

How is the water cleaned?

Our tanks are among the most hygienic systems available. The highly sterile salt water is 100% filtered between floats, as our tanks empty and refill for each float. A small amount of sterilizer is added and the water is also sanitized with UV light.

How often do you replace the water?

Our tanks are among the most hygienic systems available. The highly sterile salt water has 525KG of medical grade Epsom salts and is 100% filtered between floats through a 1 micron filter & ozone filter, as our tanks empty and refill for each float. A small amount of steriliser is added and the water is also sanitized with UV light. The water is not wasted, but returns clean enough to drink each time (except it’s very salty)!

do i need to bring anything?

No. We have some tips and recommendations above to consider the day of your appointment, however we provide everything you need for your session.

can i float?

who is unable to float? when can i not float?

You can’t float if:

  • You have open wounds

  • You had diarrhea in the past 14 days

  • You’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • You have recently dyed your hair or applied tanning products

  • You have infectious diseases

  • You have got a recent tattoo

can i float if i recently dyed my hair or spray tanned?

No, the spray tan or hair dye can leak into the water and damage the float tanks. You want to make completely sure that no dye is coming out of your hair in the shower or on a towel after washing (usually within a few days to weeks depending on the treatment). Leave a minimum of 48 hours after a spray tan before floating.

can i float if i'm pregnant?

Yes! There are many unique benefits that helps relieve the pressure and tensions on the body during pregnancy, while also providing a deeper connection to your child. We recommend confirming with your doctor first however.

can i float if i have a new tattoo?

You want to make sure it’s been at least 30 days (or your tattoo has fully healed) before floating as the salt water can cause painful burning.

can i float if i'm menstruating? 

No, please reschedule or give us a call if this occurs.

Additional FAQ

how long are float sessions?

Float sessions vary between 30, 60, and 90 minute sessions based on which length you purchases.

when should i arrive for my appointment?

For your first float session, we recommend arriving no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. This ensures we can give you a full walkthrough beforehand without taking away from your time floating. Any float sessions past your first time, you can arrive 5 minutes before.

what happens if i get saltwater in my eyes?

It may sting a bit due to the amount of Epsom salt in the water, so we recommend you avoid touching your face or placing your hands over your head at any time. Our float tanks are non-drip and we provide a water bottle to help flush out your eyes if this happens.We also provide a clean washcloth inside the door to wipe your face off.

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