Frequently asked questions:
What is FLOTATION therapy?
Flotation therapy takes place in a 4' x 8' enclosed tank filled with 10-12" of water and 900 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt. You enter the tank after showering completely, when you enter there will be a light on inside of the tank controlled by a switch that can be turned on and off once you are inside.
Floating has been studies and shown to have benefits to aid anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, sleep issues, greater self awareness. By depriving the five senses of stimulation your body has a chance to reach a neutral state and relax into deep meditative theta brain waves the are conducive to better learning and overall functioning in daily life.
How do you clean the tanks?
Each person is required to shower thoroughly prior to entering the float tank. Between each session we inspect the tank goes through three cycles of filtration and is further sanitized with ozone. The saline environment makes it incredibly difficult for organisms to survive and furthermore since 1954 when floating started there are no reported cases of contamination.
Do I have to be a particular height or weight to float?
No. The high concentration of salt in the water makes virtually any human body buoyant enough to float without any effort. However, guests who are over 7-feet tall or heavier than 500 pounds may have difficulty getting in and out of the tank.
How hard is it to float?
Not at all. The salt in the water does all of the work for you. In fact, you don’t even need to know how to swim.
Is it safe to sleep in a floatation tank?
Yes. Since it takes no effort at all to float on your back, there’s little to no danger of drowning. So guests can fully relax without worrying about dozing off.
How many other people will be in the tank with me?
No one. Float sessions are a private experience.
What should I wear?
Most bathers float in the nude, but they can also wear swimwear if they choose. Clothing will press and stick to skin, which can be a distraction from achieving a fully relaxed state.
Can I eat before a float session?
You can, but you probably shouldn’t eat a heavy meal beforehand. The sounds and feeling of your digestive tract can be a distraction, but so can a growling stomach. It’s recommended to eat a few hours before your session.
Who shouldn’t use a floatation tank?
Anyone who is intoxicated, has an open wound, has an infectious disease, or suffers from severe psychological conditions.