What if I'm claustrophobic?
A lot of floaters that have issues with claustrophobia report no issues. If at any point you are feeling claustrophobic, the door can easily be opened or you can use the in-pod lighting system. Unlike being in most enclosed spaces, floating in a sensory deprivation tank can actually be very freeing and feel like you’re actually floating in space.
Is floatation therapy covered by Medicare or insurance?
While not currently covered by Medicare, some insurance providers may cover it under naturopathic medicine. We suggest discussing it with your provider to find out.
Is the water clean?
Yes. The water is filtered 4 times between each client through a 10-micron filter, which is capable of filtering debris as small as 1/4 the diameter of a human hair. The water is treated with Ozone, UV light, and hydrogen peroxide which rids the pod of any micro-organisms that could survive the salt content (~1000 lbs of pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt). We test our water parameters daily to ensure our water quality remains pristine. We take the health of our water very seriously.
Can I fall asleep and drown in the pod?
No. While some people have reported falling asleep while in the tank they could simply be mistaking this for the deep theta brainwave state that the experience can cause. For those that may fall asleep, however, the salt density in the water will keep you safely on top. Rolling over would take a considerable amount of effort and a mouth or face full of the highly saline solution would wake you immediately.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
You are in complete control of your own experience. Sometimes a shorter float can do just the trick. If that’s the case, you can certainly come and enjoy our client lounge and enjoy a beverage and a book, chat with us, or meet a new friend soaking up their own post-float-glow.
Do I wear a bathing suit?
This is completely up to you. However, your Float Suite is private and equipped with its own shower. Most people float nude as they find a bathing suit might actually distract and take away from the experience.
How old do you have to be to float?
You must be 18 years old.
Is there anybody that shouldn't float?
Just about anyone can enjoy the benefits of sensory deprivation. If you suffer from vertigo or motion sickness we would suggest discussing it with a physician prior to booking. Also if you have any large open cuts or any communicable skin conditions, unfortunately we cannot allow you to use our tanks.
Will I have privacy?
All rooms are completely private and lock from the inside only to ensure your belongings are safe while you float. Should you need us at anytime, we are only a button’s reach away as you can communicate with us via the in-tank intercom system.
Can I float if I just got a tattoo?
No. Salt + fresh wound = ouch. Save yourself the pain and wait for that tattoo to heal before stopping by for a float.
Can I float if I just dyed my hair?
If you have recently dyed your hair then you may not be able to use our tanks. Once it has been dyed expect to get three to four good washes in or until the water when you rinse your hair runs clear every time before you’ll be able to float.
Can I float if I am menstruating?
Yes, simply follow the same precautions and best practices that you would when using a public pool.
Can more than one person float in a pod at the same time?
No. Our pods are designed specifically for one person to enjoy the benefits of sensory deprivation. Having another person in the tank with you would be incredibly distracting and take away from, if not completely ruin, the experience.
What should I bring with me?
Nothing. We’ve got you covered! However, if you have hair products that you prefer, please feel free to bring them along.
Can I float if I'm pregnant?
While there are no real dangers associated with floating during pregnancy, we would suggest discussing it with your physician prior to booking. The benefits of taking stress off of the muscles and joints can be a great reason to try it out. Some women have even reported hearing their baby’s heartbeat in the tank during their second and third trimester.
When should I arrive?
We would suggest arriving 10-15 minutes prior to your float, especially if it is your first time. We will have you sign a waiver, and introduce you to your pod and the process involved which will take a few minutes. Also, we do not want you to feel rushed at all prior to your float so build yourself a bit of time to ease into the experience.
How should I prepare for my float session?
Many people find that the period of time leading up to a float becomes an important part of their process or ritual. We would suggest coming with a small amount of food in your belly to avoid those mid-float gurgles. It is also a good idea to keep your system free of stimulants so skip out on the coffee or nicotine for a fair amount of time before coming in to float.
How do you clean the pods/float suites?
The water in our pods is skimmed and filtered in between each and every session and run through an extended filtration process at the end of each day. Using hydrogen peroxide periodically as an oxidizer on top of a rigorous and consistent water testing schedule ensures that the water is crystal clear, clean, and completely free of any bacteria between each float.