Do I need to bring anything?
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a brush. Also if you have contact lenses, please bring something to store them in while you’re floating. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, earplugs, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hair dryer)
What do I wear in the tanks?
It’s birthday suit time, however we completely understand this can be daunting the first time, so you can wear a costume if you like, your room is private, so we will leave that completely up to you.
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
Please try to avoid caffeinated drinks for several hours beforehand as it can interfere with your ability to relax. For men avoid shaving 6 hours before a float and for women allow at least 12 hours, since the Epsom Salt solution can irritate and sting your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to and hour and half prior to your float should alleviate any hunger pains.
Can I float if I am menstruating?
Of course. Just follow the same process you would for swimming.
Will I get cold?
Every body is very different and cNan react differently to temperature. We recommend floating at skin temperature which is 35.5degrees, this is the most researched and recognised as the perfect temperature. Too warm (like a hot bath) encourages your body to sweat to cool you down and too cool your body shivers to warm you up, both cause stress to the body which isn’t relaxing. We can adjust the temperature if you are generally a cooler or warmer person, we do also have three different rooms which are in different positions within the building which can also slightly affect temperature. It is most unusual you should ever feel cold in the pod, and we can always adjust the temperature should you ever need it.
What do I wear and is the room private?
Your room is completely private so most people choose to float in the nude. Our float rooms are equipped with its own shower and is for your exclusive use.
What is Epsom Salt?
Epsom Salts are naturally occurring pure mineral compounds of magnesium and sulphate. Magnesium plays an important role in regulating over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation and muscle tension. Sulphates enhance the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and ease migraine headaches.
What if I can’t swim or float?
Floating doesn’t require any swimming skills and with such high levels of salt the buoyancy is what will keep you floating.
What’s the longest someone can float for?
Some of our clients do not want to leave our pods. A standard float session usually last for 60 minutes. However more experienced floaters book multiple sessions that can last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. We do also have night floating options for advanced floaters – please enquire at reception for this.
Can children float?
Yes. We do require anyone under 18 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Is there anyone who should avoid floating?
We do not recommend floating for Epileptics, Heart Conditions and Ear Infections. You will be required to complete a questionnaire prior to your session to determine if floating is safe for you.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
The pods are completely in your control and you can get in and out at any time.
What if I am Claustrophobic?
You have complete control of your environment. You can leave the light on or get out anytime. You can start by leaving the float tank door slightly open until you feel settled and relaxed. Being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the tank.
How do you clean the tanks?
The water is fully filtered 4 times between each float. A powerful pump and the very latest in filtration technology are incorporated in the design. Existing floatation tanks filter at around 30 microns whereas the i-sopod filters are fully effective to one micron which is an incredible 100 times smaller than a human hair!
Also the Epsom Salts are a natural disinfectant and are in abundance in the water – please do not worry you will not smell like you just came out of a public swimming pool or a hot tub.
Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
Surprisingly your skin doesn’t even prune up, this is due to the high levels of Epsom Salts in the water. You do absorb a lot of Magnesium from the Epsom Salt.
Can I drown and fall asleep in there?
There is around 10inches of water and 1000 pounds of Epsom Salt, it would be impossible to drown inside the float tank. Some people fall asleep because of the deep relaxation floating provides, the water is incredibly buoyant that you stay afloat. Just one hour of floating is equivalent to 2-3 hours of deep sleep. Many of clients who suffer from insomnia or jet lag get immense relief from floating.
Can more than one person float at a time?
Only one person per pod at a time. We do have three float pods in separate rooms, so up to 3 people can float simultaneously.
How many times do I need to float to feel the results?
Many of our clients experience significant benefits on their first float. Just like Yoga, Meditation, working out and any form of active wellness, floating is also a practice, the more you float the more you will enjoy floating’s cumulative benefits.
Will I feel spacey or disorientated afterward?
Everyone has very unique float experiences. Most feel relaxed similar to wonderful massage. Be gentle and give yourself time after your float, we provide a post float sorbet, to help cleanse your pallet and also some tea but we understand if you want to enjoy the quiet and absorb the experience.
What should I expect after my first float?
We all have expectations and are normal part of our instant and busy society. As a rule of thumb we suggest to not hold any expectations before your first float session and to have a neutral mind. Simply by letting go of expectations, the mind is a boundless clean slate.
Is this new-age mumbo jumbo?
Floating has been around for over 50 years and has numerous of published scientific research to back it up.