What temperature is the water?
The water temperature is maintained at skin temperature – 93.5. At this temperature, after about five minutes of floating, you can no longer feel where your body ends and the water begins.
If I wanted to could I wear a swim cap?
You may bring a swim cap to wear although in our experience, even the tightest of swim caps do not hold out the water. It may be best to schedule your appointment right before you go to your hair appointment.
How sanitary is the water?
The water in the float tank is much cleaner than water in a swimming pool or hot tub because of the high concentration of Epsom Salts which creates a sterile environment in which microorganisms cannot survive. After each session, the entire contents of each tank are filtered automatically 7 times using a 75-micron filter and 35% hydrogen peroxide.
We also use hydrogen peroxide after each float session which inhibits the growth of bacteria. Clients are required to thoroughly shampoo, soap, and rinse on-site before entering the float tank.
Is there anyone who should not float?
Unfortunately, we do not permit floating for anyone with untreated/uncontrolled diabetes or epilepsy, or anyone who cannot enter or exit the float pod unassisted (unless you bring your assistant with you!). We are unable to assist you in getting in and out of the pod. Also, anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, those with infectious diseases, open skin wounds, or those with suicidal tendencies should not float.
Also, please wait 2-3 weeks after getting a tattoo and 24-48 hours after body shaving and/or waxing, due to the intense amount of salt and open skin. OUCH!
Color treated hair must be more than two weeks old AND run clear when rinsed under water AND not stain a towel. The salt may strip some of your color, as well as the possibility of staining the float pod, which will result in a VERY expensive, $1,000-$1,500 in charges, to clean the tank and replace the salt solution.
What if I'm claustrophobic?
Since claustrophobia centers around not having control over one’s environment, floating in our tanks is not a problem. You have the choice and control as to whether the door is fully open, partially open, or closed. Additionally, our tanks are approximately four feet high, so even with the door closed, there is plenty of space above you.”
What if I can’t swim?
Floating doesn’t require any swimming skills whatsoever. You’ll actually float like a cork regardless of your shape or size.
Is there enough air in the tank?
Yes, the tank is designed not to be airtight, so there is plentiful air supply.
Can pregnant women use the tank?
Yes! But please consult with your physician and/or midwife prior to making an appointment with us. As a woman’s body gets heavier with pregnancy, floating offers great relief from the pull of gravity. Many expectant women who float with us love using the head pillow to float on their stomachs!
Can I use the tank if I’m menstruating?
Yes, provided you are using an effective method for containing menstruation fluids (i.e. tampon or menstrual cup). If you are unsure, please wait to schedule your float.
What effect does salt have on my skin?
Your skin will feel amazing after a float! While we DO know that magnesium sulfate is GREAT for your skin, the scientific community isn’t quite in agreement on exactly how MUCH is absorbed transdermally.
Will my skin wrinkle?
No. Because the water in flotation tanks contains high salt levels, it doesn’t rob your skin of salt, (which is what causes wrinkling). Rather, it leaves your skin feeling soft and silky.
Do people sleep in the tank?
Yes, some people fall asleep in the tank, and some people use the tank for sleeping. Your body and mind get what it needs.
Do you wear anything in the tank?
Since it is a private experience, most people wear nothing. Anything you wear will press against your body, becoming a distraction. In this regard imagine it as similar to getting into your bathtub.
How private is the tank?
You float in your own private tank within your own private room. We also provide robes for your convenience if you need to get out and go to the restroom during your float.
Can two people float in the same tank simultaneously?
Our tanks are designed for individual use only.