TOTAL RELAXATION EXPEDITES REPAIR
FAQs About Float Therapy
- Postpone shaving until after your float, otherwise your skin may sting for a few minutes within two to three hours of shaving.
- Remove your contacts to avoid salt water contamination
- Caffeine before floating may interfere with your ability to completely relax
- Eat in moderation before floating; you want to eliminate distractions of digestion or hunger pains so you can relax
- Come alone; total relaxation through floating is a private, individual experience
Epsom salt, which is pure magnesium sulfate, replenishes your body with missing minerals when absorbed into the skin. It rehydrates and removes dead skin cells, making it a natural exfoliant. It can remove oil and build up from your hair, creating greater volume. Thoroughly rinse the salt from your hair and body when you leave the float room.
Most people wear nothing because they don’t want the distraction of clothing pressed against their bodies. However, if you can’t thoroughly relax, then you can certainly wear a swimsuit.
Although float therapy is ideal for anyone at any age and stage of life, we don’t recommend it for whose epilepsy or seizures are not under medical control, for those under the influence of drugs or alcohol, those with infectious diseases or open skin wounds, or for those with suicidal tendencies.
Floating takes the added weight and strain of pregnancy off the body, spine and feet. The deep relaxation promotes excellent sleep, a good sense of well being and alleviates pregnancy aches and pains. You should discuss float therapy with your physician, however, before including float therapy in your pregnancy health routine.
Floating is safe and allowed if you use proper feminine hygiene. Take the same precautions as you would when swimming in a public pool.
With a parent’s written consent, children may use our float room. We may require parental supervision.
There isn’t one! Whatever position is most comfortable for you and provides the best relaxation is the proper float technique for you. Some people float with their hands at their sides, some with their hands folded across their chest or abdomen or even behind their heads. You float with the door open or closed, you can lie down or sit up, you can even fall asleep. You won’t drown. The density of the epsom salt solution makes it difficult to roll over in the tank and even if you did, the salt solution in your eyes and nose would startle you awake.
The ceiling height is quite high and you can choose to turn on the star lights simulating the night sky, so even if you suffer from claustrophobia you won’t suffer in our float room. You can choose to leave the door open and you get out whenever you want. You have total control.
Although we offer both 60 minute and 90 minute float sessions, we recommend you start with 60 minutes. Much like meditation, floating is a practice. Many beginners have to learn how to disconnect with internal distractions and have a hard time staying in the float room for as long as an hour. As you learn how to relax, you may want to increase your float time and frequency. Many people who float one to two times a month find the benefits last indefinitely.
There is no typical best time. Some people prefer morning before they engage in the fast pace of their day and others prefer night so they move from relaxation to sleep fairly quickly. Try different times to find your best time. Consider allowing extra time after your float session so you don’t have to rush to the next activity.