FAQS

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Pre Float Information

How does Floating improve sleep?


Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? No matter if it’s because your mind keeps racing or your body feels restless we have services that will help you fall right to sleep. Floating in particular helps your mind enter into theta waves and in response causes your body to relax in a way like no other.




What about Magnesium?


Our Float Room has over half a tonne of Epsom salt in the water. It has been used for centuries for its medicinal qualities, and offers many health benefits when used for floating. Magnesium deficiency can be a key indicator of poor sleep. You don’t have to float to reap the benefits of Epsom salts. Even a few handfuls into a warm bath can have amazing benefits. Ask a member of our team if you’re interested in taking some home!





Sleep Information

How does Floating improve sleep?


Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? No matter if it’s because your mind keeps racing or your body feels restless we have services that will help you fall right to sleep. Floating in particular helps your mind enter into theta waves and in response causes your body to relax in a way like no other.




What about Magnesium?


Our Float Room has over half a tonne of Epsom salt in the water. It has been used for centuries for its medicinal qualities, and offers many health benefits when used for floating. Magnesium deficiency can be a key indicator of poor sleep. You don’t have to float to reap the benefits of Epsom salts. Even a few handfuls into a warm bath can have amazing benefits. Ask a member of our team if you’re interested in taking some home!





Pre Float Information

Pre Float Questions

What if I can’t swim or float?


The water depth is approximately only 10” (26cm). Floating doesn’t require any swimming or water skills and with such high concentrations of salt means the buoyancy is what will keep you afloat. So please, please do not worry if you cannot swim, we also have a HALO head support to help you feel more comfortable. If you truly have a fear of water or swimming we do have a few great therapist that work with people to alleviate fears, so it might be worth trying that first.




Can I float if I am menstruating?


Of course! Just follow the same process you would for swimming. We will have spare feminine products available should you forget to bring




What’s the longest someone can float for?


Once inside, and you get the hang of the float experience, some people don’t want to leave, ever!! (Us included!) A standard float session however normally last for 60 minutes and as we grow our float loving community, we will look to offer 90 minute floats by appointment.




What age can children float?


Unfortunately young children can't, not yet.

You must be over the age 14 and over to use our Float Room.

(If between the age of 14 and 16, a parent or legal guardian must sign the disclaimer form and also must be present in the property whilst the minor is floating)




How do you clean the float water?


The water from our Float Room is drained and goes through an extremely advanced filtration system, not once but five times between each float. A powerful pump and the very latest in filtration technology are incorporated in the design. Existing floatation tanks and pods filter at around 30 microns whereas the Ocean Float filters (which we use) are fully effective to one micron which is an incredible 100 times smaller than a human hair!


The water in the float tanks is saturated with magnesium sulfate nearly to the point of crystallization, just like the Dead Sea. And, just like the Dead Sea, this is not an environment in which bacteria can live.

Did you know Epsom Salts are a natural disinfectant and are in abundance in the water – and you wont need to worry about a chlorinated smell (ie as if you have just came out of a public swimming pool or a hot tub) - as we don't use chlorine and you can't damage your hair.

Finally, floaters are asked to shower before they enter the tank, further minimising the amount of bacteria they may inadvertanly introduce into the Room.




Will I fall asleep in there? And if I do would my head go under the water or could I drown if I do?


There is approximately 10 inches (25cm) of water and 500Kg of Epsom Salts. Many people fall asleep because of the deep relaxation floating provides. This is normal.

The water is so incredibly buoyant that you stay afloat, and we have a HALO to support your neck and head. It is impossible to turn over once you are in a supine position. If you did want to turn over, you would need to sit up, get onto your knees and turn over, using a fair amount of physical energy to do so.

Just one hour of floating is equivalent to 3 - 4 hours of very deep REM sleep. Many people who suffer from insomnia or jet lag get immense relief from floating……Zzzzzzz!




I have a sore neck so can I bring an air pillow with me for support?


We supply a specialist neck support called a HALO, designed by Floatease in Canada specifically for the floating community. This neck support helps avoid hyper-extension of the neck. More information on the HALO can be found HERE





Epsom Salts or Magnesium - what's the difference?

What is Epsom Salt and why is it used in Flotation Rooms?


Epsom Salt, named after a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate. Renowned as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses. The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and unlike other salts, Epsom salt has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating colds and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body




Will I get dehydrated from soaking in salt for too long?


Your skin doesn’t even prune up, this is due to the high levels of Epsom Salts in the water. You do absorb a lot of Magnesium from the Epsom Salt, so we advise keeping hydrated before and after your first float! Your body will absorb magnesium, especially if you are deficient. Some customers mention getting itchy feelings on arms or legs during a Float. This is due drectly to magnesium deficiency. It will go away.




How much Epsom Salt is in the room?


It varies from week to week, based on the number of customers floating. We measure the salinity using a Hydrometer and test the specific gravity EVERY WEEK. Some weeks we add half a bag and sometimes, a whole 25Kg bag. This is why we ask people to wring off their bodies before leaving the room. To leave as much salt as possible with us, rather than it going down the drain of the shower. When we refill the entire Float room, we use well in excess of 520Kg approximately.




Is the salt toxic?


Quite the opposite. Epsom salt is magnesium sulphate and is 100% organic and kosher. It is found naturally in many spa waters. It is very different from sea or table salt, which is mainly sodium chloride. Epsom salt has been used medicinally for centuries to treat various health issues. It is non toxic and won’t harm you if you swallow some, but try not to as it has a very bitter and salty taste. We use it for two main reasons: it raises the density of the water, creating the enviroment to make you float, and it softens your skin.




What bone or skin conditions does magnesium help?


In summary, there has been a lot of research undertaken on magnesium sulphate, In some people, the effect of Magnesium is pretty instant and realised during the Float session. e.g. people with bone related condition like arthritis often mention they felt their hands or joints becoming relaxed and movement becoming much easier. Some people find this immediately after they come out of the Float Room. Many people with MS get instant and significant relief immediately following their Float Session.





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