Our most frequently asked questions:
What is floating therapy?
Floatation therapy is also known as isolation therapy or sensory deprivation therapy. It is the practice of spending an hour or more floating peacefully on a 10” high water-filled floor within a floatation tank or float room. To achieve the “sensory deprivation” aspect all distractions have been removed such as light or visual stimuli, sense of touch due to the water being the same temperature as your skin, and sense of smell due to the Epsom salts nullifying any other scents, leaving you with just as relaxed as possible!
Can I float if I’m claustrophobic?
It’s okay… many people are, but we don’t use float tanks, rather, float rooms… you can stand up inside them. Also, the light is controlled from inside, giving you total control of your environment.
Are float tanks private?
Yes, you float within your own private room (so there is no requirement to wear a bathing suit or swim trunks). Each of our rooms has its own shower and is for your exclusive use for the duration of your session.
Will my skin wrinkle during the floating therapy?
No. Because the water in the float tanks contain high salt levels it doesn’t rob your skin of salt, (which is what causes wrinkling). Rather, it leaves you skin soft and silky.
Am I locked in the float tank?
No, the door simply pushes open. Also the light switch is located inside the Float room.
How is water hygiene maintained?
Pure Float adheres to the most stringent health and safety regulations. The water contains mostly salt so the solution is sterile. We add a limited amount of chemicals of the same kind you would find in a swimming pool to ensure the room is safe and clean. To add to that, we filter the water thoroughly between each float session.
What do I need to bring for my flotation tank therapy?
Just an open mind and a tired body! We provide everything else…towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hairdryer. However, you may want to bring a brush or comb for after you get out.
Can I float if I’m pregnant?
Of course! Flotation tank therapy has been proven to relieve much of the stress and discomfort of pregnancy and can offer you and your baby deep relaxation.
What are the benefits of the floating sensory deprivation therapy?
The benefits of floating sessions include:
- Relieve stress, anxiety and depression
- Reduce chronic fatigue caused by insomnia and jet lag
- Stimulate creativity & mental clarity
- Soothe chronic pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia, back and neck pain, inflammation and tendonitis
- Decrease muscular tension caused by daily stresses and prolonged sitting
- Improve circulation and reduce blood pressure
For more detailed information, read our full list of floating tank therapy benefits.
How many times do I need to float to notice results?
Though many notice results after their first float session, some will notice improvements after their second or third float. This gives the body enough time to adjust to the new environment. This is also the reason why we offer three sensory deprivation floats in our introduction package.
Are there people who shouldn’t float?
You should not float if you:
Have not been shown how to use the float room by a qualified person; have open or bleeding wounds; suffer from incontinence or uncontrolled epilepsy; have been medically advised not to float; have a special or lacquered hairdo which you wish to keep; are not confident of being able to get out due to lack of personal mobility (if unsure, please request help getting in and out of the float room).
Can I float when I’m menstruating?
Yes, just follow the same protocol as you would going swimming or in a hot tub.
Can I drown if I fall asleep during my float session?
No, the Epsom salts would keep you afloat and if you were to turn over then the saltwater would wake you up right away.