+ DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING FOR THE FLOAT SESSION?
You have your own private pod room equipped with your own personal shower, which you’ll use before and after your float. We supply towels, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel along with earplugs for the float. We recommend that you wear nothing in the tank as swimming costumes/ shorts press against the body and take away from the experience, however go with what makes you comfortable. For after we have provided hairdryers; hair straighteners; and you can have a complimentary herbal tea in the chill out room to continue your relaxation if you wish.
+ DO I NEED TO PREPARE IN ANY WAY?
We advise against shaving or waxing on the day of your float as the high salt content of the water can be slightly irritating to the skin. We provide Vaseline in every room for people to cover any small cuts and grazes, as they may sting. We also suggest not to have any caffeinated drinks before your float as you may not be able to rest fully and it may be an idea to have a light meal 90 minutes before to prevent any rumbling noises from your stomach which may distract you.
+ WHO SHOULDN'T FLOAT?
Anyone suffering from the following is advised not to float for their own safety as well as the safety of all our clients:
- Extreme low blood pressure
- Contagious disease
- Infectious skin conditions or illness
- Open wounds
- Diarrhoea or Gastroenteritis until up to 14 days after the final symptom.
Anyone with the following conditions is advised to check with their health practitioner prior to floating:
- Heart condition/ Pacemaker
- Allergies to; Salts / Bromine / Magnesium
- Severe Skin Conditions; Psoriasis / Eczema
- Mental Illness Psychosis
Please feel free to call us if you have any queries regarding your health condition.
- You are not confident of being able to get out of the pod due to lack of personal mobility.
- You are under 18 years old.
- You are severely sun burnt or have just had a fresh tattoo within the past week
- You have recently dyed your hair and the water is not running clean.
+ CAN I FLOAT IF I'M PREGNANT?
Yes you can as you may find that you benefit a great deal from float therapy especially during the later stages of pregnancy, when even sleeping can cause muscle strain. The float tank can relieve this pressure by creating a buoyant environment where you can escape many of the discomforts of pregnancy and some women find that they can connect with their baby by feeling movements due to the quiet environment. However as with most activities, we do recommend checking with your doctor/ midwife first and avoiding during the first trimester. The temperature of the water is set to 34.5°c which is within the heat recommendations advised by the NHS so it is more like a warm bath rather than a hot tub.
+ CAN I FLOAT IF I'M MENSTRUATING?
Absolutely, in fact floating can greatly assist with any associated aches and pains due to the Magnesium and Epsom Salts. For hygiene reasons please follow the same process as you would for swimming, i.e wear sanitary products such as tampons or menstrual cups to ensure no leakage during the float.
+ WHAT IF I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
The majority of people who have claustrophobia have reported no problems. You are in complete control of your environment so you can choose to float with the door of the tank open and with the interior light on if it makes you more comfortable, but you may find that once you’re in the water and starting to relax you close the door and turn the light off. The only issue we ever get is that some of our customers really don’t want to get out at the end of the session.
+ WHAT IF I FALL ASLEEP?
You’ll feel great after, it usually means you’ve been able to reach deep relaxation and will hopefully feel completely rested. One hour in there will feel like the equivalent to 2-3 hours of deep sleep which can be a huge relief for those suffering with insomnia or jet lag. And don’t worry about drowning as the high buoyancy of the water makes it impossible for you to go beneath the surface.
+ ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Only of the positive kind! Some first time floaters can emerge from the tank feeling slightly nauseous however this is incredibly rare. In fact because of its non-invasive and weightless nature, floating is one of the safest activities anyone can enjoy with the added benefit of replenishing the magnesium deficiency that most of us have due to depleted magnesium levels in our soil and food.
+ IS ONE FLOAT ENOUGH?
Like any activity the more you practice the better you get, this is especially true with floating. Some people take to it like ducks to water and others find they need time to get used to the environment. However the more you float the more you’ll feel the benefits.
+ I'VE HEARD SOME PEOPLE FLOAT FOR HOURS AT A TIME?
Our sessions are an hour long, however you can request longer floats if you wish, and the more experienced floaters often book multiple sessions from 2 to 4 hours as the longer you are in the tank the greater the benefits.
+ IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE?
You must be over the age of 18 (children under the age of 18 are not permitted to float due to health and safety requirements).
+ HOW ARE THE PODS KEPT CLEAN?
The high salt levels in the water act as a natural disinfectant and a small amount of chlorine for health regulations ensure no harmful bacteria can survive in the tank. The float tank water is also automatically cycled through a micron filter and a UV light between each session and when not in use. In addition, floaters are asked to shower before and after their session