Q: WHAT IF I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
A: About 5% of the population is clinically claustrophobic. Many more just don't like tight spaces. Most people who identify as claustrophobic are totally put at ease when they see the size of our float tanks. If you're still concerned, schedule a private tour to see for yourself.
Q: WHAT IS 'FLOATING', ANYWAY?
A: "Floating" is a common term for sensory deprivation, Restricted Environment Stimulation Therapy (R.E.S.T.) or 'float therapy'. Floating is an alternative wellness modality designed to reduce sensory input to the user including reduced gravity, light, sound and sensation of the skin.
Q: HOW DOES FLOATING REDUCE GRAVITY?
A: Floating reduces the sensation of gravity by dissolving 1,200 pounds of Epsom Salt in 12 inches of water, making the solution dense enough for the user to float effortlessly along the surface. The liquid solution supports every inch of the body evenly giving the sensation of weightlessness.
Q: IS THE EPSOM SALT GOOD FOR MY SKIN?
A: Epsom salt has actually been used for treating skin ailments and will leave your skin feeling smooth and silky.
Q: WHAT ELSE IS EPSOM SALT GOOD FOR?
A: Epsom salt is chemically Magnesium Sulfare (MgSO4). Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin and penetrate deep into muscle tissues. Magnesium has been known to reduce inflammation, breakup lactic acid and speed athletic recovery. Magnesium can also lower blood pressure and reduce symptoms of Depression.
Q: DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
Nope. Towels, showers, soap and shampoo, ear-plugs, etc. for your float will be provided. If you have long hair, you may want to bring a hair tie and comb for after your float.
Q: CAN I DROWN IF I FALL ASLEEP?
A: No. The solution is so buoyant you can’t not float at the top. Plenty of people fall asleep and claim it's the best mattress they've ever had.
Q: DO I WEAR A BATHING SUIT?
A: Most people don’t wear anything when floating, and this is what we recommend as well.
Q: IT IT SAFE TO FLOAT IF I AM PREGNANT?
A: Yes! We always recommend asking your Doctor if you have any complicating conditions but lots of women float during pregnancy and love it!
Q: ARE THERE ANY WEIGHT OR SIZE RESTRICTIONS FOR FLOATING?
A: Nope. The larger of our tanks can accommodate people up to 7 feet tall and heavier people will float just as well as smaller people. Anyone who is mobile enough to safely enter and exit the tank will float.
Q: CAN I FLOAT WHILE ON MY PERIOD?
Yes. Just follow the same protocol you would for a public swimming pool or hot tub.
Q: DO YOU CHANGE THE WATER AFTER EVERY PERSON?
The solution is filtered automatically in between each session. It is filtered through a 1 micron bag filter, an ozone filter and a UV filter before returning to the tank.
Q: HOW MANY POUNDS OF SALT ARE IN A FLOAT TANK?
Our tanks take between 1,000 and 1,250 pounds of salt each. That means they're almost 40% salt by volume!
Q: CAN I FLOAT IF I JUST DYED MY HAIR, SPRAY TANNED, OR GOT A NEW TATTOO?
A: For dyed hair: You can float if the dye is no longer running in the shower or staining towels. For spray tan: You can float once the solution has bonded to the skin - after a few showers. For Tattoos: Wait until the skin has scarred over and scars have fallen off. Or, cover the area with petroleum jelly and plastic coating.
Q: CAN I FLOAT IF I HAVE ECZEMA OR PSORIASIS?
A: Yes. The magnesium in the Epsom salt is very soothing and restorative to the skin. Some floaters with these skin conditions report an almost immediate easing of their conditions after floating. A small fraction report a slight tingling or burning sensation which usually goes away after a while.
Q: IS TIPPING EXPECTED?
A: Tips are gratefully accepted but never expected. We much prefer a review on Facebook or referring a friend.
Q: CAN I FLOAT WITH ANOTHER PERSON?
A: Separate rooms, dude. Don't be weird.
Q: IS THERE A PLACE TO GET READY AFTER?
A: Yes. We have a private vanity room with a hair dryer and beauty supplies for after your float.
Q: SHOULD I EAT BEFORE I FLOAT?
A: We recommend eating a light meal about 2 hours prior to your float. You don't want to be over-full but you also don't want to be hungry. Stick to easily digestible foods.