How long is a float?
We will be offering 60 and 90 minute float sessions however, it takes most people 40-45 minutes to truly relax in the tank and hit that “sweet spot” which is why we encourage people to float for 90 minutes to allow their floats to reach optimal potential. There are opportunities for longer floats, just ask a float guide and we’ll discuss the options.
can i float if i’m pregnant?
Pregnant women love floating! There is even a special position you can float in that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body. We ask that you wait until you are out of your first trimester to float and if you are in your third trimester or have any concerns please consult with your physician prior to booking your appointment.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Floating is best experienced in the nude as this reduces sensory input and restriction. If you are floating in our deluxe tank with another person bathing suits are acceptable.
Do I need to bring anything?
Remember to bring a brush/comb and something to put your contact lenses into while you’re floating. If you forget these items not to worry we have some available for purchase. Other than that, we provide everything you need towels, earplugs, body wash/shampoo, robes, sandals. Each room is fully private and you go into the tanks nude so there’s no need to bring a bathing suit. Bathing caps are also available for purchase if you do not want to submerge your hair in the water.
Can I float if I just dyed my hair?
While there is no guarantee that the salt won’t strip some color from your hair, we recommend that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers.
What are the differences in your tanks?
Once you’re inside the tanks, the experience is practically identical in all of them. We have three “cabin style” float tanks, one of them is a deluxe and can accommodate two people at the same time. Our Float Orb is a pod which is a freestanding tank where the cover opens and closes for a “cozier” float experience. All of our tanks are equipped with lights and music.
Can more than one person float in a tank at a time?
Yes!! We have one deluxe float tank which can float two people at the same time. While floating with another person can take away from the whole “sensory deprivation” experience, it allows more people the opportunity to float that might not be able to float on their own.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
The float sessions usually go by faster than you would expect however, if you need to get out you can do so at anytime. If you need to use the rest room there are robes in your suite, please rinse in the shower to get off all salt before going to the rest room.
Who invented floatation tanks?
John C. Lily. He saw the tanks as a means to explore the nature of human consciousness.
How long have float tanks been around?
The first float tank was developed in 1954. These involved full submersion in water and a breathing device that completely covered your face. The first lay down commercial tanks were invented in the early 70’s.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
You’re always in control of your environment, all of our float tanks come equipped with LED lights and music, there is also an intercom to communicate with a float guide if you need. People with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the tank.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Yes you can. Just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool. Some women do experience some discomfort in their feminine areas before or during this time.
Do you do walk-ins?
Not often, if you are interested in a short notice appointment it's a good idea to call in to book, or check out the online schedule. We will sometimes announce last minute openings through on social media pages.
Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
No! Your skin doesn’t even prune up and it become silky soft afterwards!
Can I drown if I fall asleep in there?
Nope. Some people fall asleep but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is maybe getting a bit of salt water in your eyes.
HOW ARE FLOAT TANKS SANITIZED?
The entirety of the water is filtered through a 1 micron filter a minimum of three times after each float.
Skimmers are used to keep the surface completely clear.
UV / Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is used as a disinfectant in the tanks – a non-toxic alternative to chlorine and bromine.
High powered UV light units are attached to the pump system for added sanitation.
We rigorously measure and maintain the pH, alkalinity, specific gravity, and temperature of the tanks.
The water in the float tank is about 30% epsom salt, which is a difficult environment for a lot of bacteria to live in (the Dead Sea is named that for a reason).
Our tanks are likely to have some of the cleanest water you’ve ever been in.