What do I need to do to prepare for my float?
We recommend not drinking coffee or caffeinated beverages for a few hours before a float. So you don’t get distracted by being hungry, eat a light meal about an hour or so before your appointment and refrain from shaving or waxing prior to your appointment as the salt water may cause irritation
What do I wear while floating?
For the best experience it is recommended that you float naked, the rooms are completely private and lockable so you can feel comfortable. However, if you prefer you can float in a clean bathing suit.
Can I drown if I fall asleep while floating?
No, with such a small amount of water with raised buoyancy you will be kept afloat and drowning is not a concern. It is common to fall asleep while floating
Will I get dehydrated from lying in water for so long?
No, your skin won’t prune up like a regular bath and you will find that your skin feels smoother after your session.
Can I float while pregnant?
Our pregnant customers love floating, a float tank is a wonderful haven to which pregnant women can escape and find relief of the weight and pressure that comes with carrying a baby. Some women even report that they can feel the baby’s heartbeat!
While floating is perfectly safe while pregnant, we do recommend women check with their doctors before booking a float therapy session to ensure it suits their individual circumstances
Can I float if I have coloured hair?
You can’t float if your have recently coloured your hair, please ensure that the water in your home shower runs completely clear when shampooing prior to booking a float session as it could cause discolouration to the water. We also can’t guarantee the salt wont strip the colour from the hair if it has been recently dyed.
Can I eat and drink before floating?
You want to be comfortable so we recommend a light meal and hour or so prior to your session so you don’t feel hungry. You also don’t want to feel uncomfortably full either so don’t eat a large or heavy meal prior to your session. It is best to just drink water before your float session and avoid energy drinks, alcohol or caffeine.
Are there any reasons I can't float?
You should not float if:
- You are epileptic or have had an epileptic seizure in the last two years
- Have any serious heart disease or extremely low blood pressure
- Have any infectious disease
- Have experienced gastroenteritis/diarrhoea in the last week
- Have recently dyed your hair or the hair colour would stain a white towel.
- Are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Have used tanning products in the last week.
- Have had intravenous chemotherapy in the last 30 days, or oral chemotherapy in the last 14 days
- Have kidney disease
- If you are suffering from an unstable mental health condition, such as psychosis or have suicidal tendencies
- Are incontinent
- If you have a severe skin condition (eczema) or open/infected wounds
- Have a shoulder or neck imbalance
- If you have just had a coffee
- You have recently shaved or waxed
- If you are severely sun burnt or have just had a fresh tattoo within the past 5 days
- If you are pregnant and you have not received permission from your health care practitioner
- If you have asthma, a heart condition, diabetes or other serious medical condition and have not received permission from your health care provider
What do I need to bring?
We will provide you with a private room and shower, along with a towel, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There is also access to hairdryers.
On your first visit we will provide you with complimentary ear plugs, you will just need to bring them back for any future visits.
You may wish to bring personal items such as a contact lens case, brush or comb, deodorant, make up etc.
How are the tanks kept clean?
With approximately 400kg of salt, the high salinity of the water plus a tiny amount of disinfectant ensures that nothing harmful can survive within the tank. We allow 30 minutes between each appointment which allows the rooms to be fully cleaned and the water to run a full filter cycle which includes running through a I micron filter and sanitised with UV light.
All customers are also required to shower before and after their sessions.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
No, the experience is completely up to you yours, there are no locks or latches on the pod so you are free to leave at any time. The time does tend to go by surprisingly fast, altering your perception of time whilst in the pod.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
Most people with claustrophobia report no problems with floating. The pods are very spacious and there are no locks or latches on the doors so you can’t get stuck inside. You are always in control of your experience and can leave at any time. You will also have the choice to leave the light on during the session if you wish.
Can more than one person float in a pod at a time?
One person can be in a pod at once but we do have 3 pods so friends can be booked to float at the same time.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
It is preferrable that you reschedule your appointment if you are menstruating. If you attend your appointment, please follow the same protocols you would use for a swimming pool
Can floating provide pain relief?
Definitely. The buoyancy of the water relieves pressure and the calm state of mind allow the muscles to relax and improve circulation to relieve pain and promote healing.
How does an infrared sauna work?
In a traditional sauna you are just sitting in a hot room of whereas an infrared sauna heats your body directly and only 20% of the heat is heating the air. Your body absorbs the infrared heat and reacts to it by gently raising your core body temperature and stimulates your metabolism, lymphatic system, immune system and your cardiovascular system casuing you to sweat.
Is it better to sauna in the morning or evening?
It is completely up to you and your lifestyle. There is no data showing more of a benefit in the morning or evening.
Is infrared heat safe?
Infrared heat is completely safe. It is a naturally occurring output of the sun without the harmful UV. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. In fact, infrared heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
What should I wear in the sauna?
It is up to you, you will be in a private, lockable room. Most people prefer to wear a swim suit however you can sauna naked or wrapped in a towel. All customers must be seated on a towel to absorb additional sweat.
Does an infrared sauna interfere with implants?
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.
How do I prepare for a sauna?
Hydrate well both before and after your sauna. Drinking plenty of water plus you canalso have electrolyte replacement water or sports drinks.