Flotation Therapy Q & A

Do I need to prepare myself before floating?

The high salt content of the water could become slightly irritating causing a stinging sensation to anyone who has shaved or waxed within 24 hrs before floating.

If you wear contact lenses, it is advised that If you remove them before floating.

You can eat before but we advise you to leave at least an hour before your flotation experience. Eating a heavy meal or fatty foods may leave you feeling bloated or listening to your digestive juices & foods & drinks with high sugar content or drinks containing caffeine may inhibit or interfere with your ability to relax. 


Can pregnant women use the tank?

We suggest that pregnant women inform their Doctors or midwives and get their opinion prior to using the tank. But those pregnant who have floated have really enjoyed the experience. 


Can I use the tank if I'm menstruating?

We recommend not to. But if you decide to just follow the same protocol as you would in a swimming pool


What effect does salt water have on my skin and hair?

The Epsom salt solution seems to be beneficial to the skin with a noticeable improvement in the complexion in everyone when leaving the unit. 


Do you wear anything in the tank?

It is your own private space & your time in the tank & what you choose to wear or not is entirely up to you.


Is there a right way to do it?

Basically face up, explore the most comfortable position for you. Some people may like to use the neck supports provided. Try to get into a relaxed breathing pattern & notice any areas of tension in your physical body & let go of the tension in your out breath. As your body relaxes your mind will simply follow.


Is it possible not to float in the tank?

Approximately 400 kg of salt is dissolved in the water, making the solution so much denser than your body that your body is pushed to the surface like a cork. Your ears are underwater but your face is out of the solution.


What if I'm claustrophobic?

People probably assume that they will be confined to an enclosed space though our units are more like a small room with a ceiling height of 6 ft. Remember your in control of the situation & and can get in and out whenever you wish. There is a constant air supply via ventilation to the unit.


Can you sleep in the tank?

The reason people think it may be dangerous is probably the fear of rolling over but it is difficult to roll over in the tank due to the density of the solution, & if any of the salt solution gets in your eyes, mouth or nose, you would wake up. Some people are known to enter an in-between state, where they are not completely asleep or completely awake. Research indicates this to be the closest feeling to that of being in the womb.


Can two people float in the tank at the same time?

No,  the space in the tank is plentiful for one. Floating in the tank is intended to be a private, individual experience.


How long do people usually stay in the tank?

You have an hour float time so allowing for showering before & after your session means you require approximately 75 minutes.


What will it be like for me?

The most common reports are those of profound peace & relaxation, deep concentration & creativity. It is such an individual experience so everyone's experience will differ. Its best not to have no expectations or preconceptions prior to using the tank.


How often should I float?

The more relaxation you can get in your life the better! People get better at relaxing because much like that of meditation, relaxation is a learned art that needs practice.


When is the best time to float?

Some people prefer mornings & some prefer evenings. The feeling on leaving the tank is one of clarity & relaxation so it is advised to do nothing to strenuous following in order to enhance the experience.