LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FLOAT EXPERIENCE
Do I need to bring anything?
- A towel
Contact lenses - please bring something to store them in while you’re floating
Other than that, we provide everything you need:
For first time floaters, please see our float prep information
Your float experience with us will be made as effortless as possible so you can relax and enjoy
What do I wear?
It’s birthday suit time! Something we recommend to truly get the full experience of sensory deprivation (i.e. no garment’s becoming heavy with Epsom salts and becoming a distraction)
However, we completely understand this can be daunting (especially the first time), so you can wear swimwear if you like, your room and shower is completely enclosed and private, and that decision will be left completely up to you.
Is there anything I should do to prepare?
Have a look at our first time floaters and float prep information
What if I am claustrophobic?
Our Float Room is a room and not a pod. The ceiling is 2m high and remember you have complete control of your environment. We have installed beautiful star-light lighting and you can opt to leave the lights dimmed if this is your first float. Being in the Float Room is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the room.
We also have some great onsite therapists that work with alleviating anxieties and fears, so it might be worth trying to see them re confined spaces, and then come and get your float on.
Will I get cold?
Everyones' body is very different and will react differently to temperature. Our Float Room water and air temperature will roughly be set at the average skin temperature which is around 35.5 degrees, this is the most researched and recognised as the perfect temperature. Too warm (like a hot bath) encourages your body to sweat in order to cool you down, and too cool - your body shivers to warm you up, both causes stress to the body which isn’t relaxing.
We have installed advanced underfloor heating in the room, so when you come out of the Float Room, you will still be in a cosy, warm environment…
Can more than one person float at a time?
Only one person can float in our room at any one time, and it is better this way as you get your own downtime.
How many sessions do you need to feel the benefits?
You should feel the benefits after the first float, but with anything, it depends how relaxed you are to begin with. I liken it to a spin or yoga class, you need to try it at least three times to give your body and head space a chance to respond, and then decide if you like it.
Please see our float experience section to find out more about what you can expect/may experience from your floats. Although, each and everyone we do, is different from start to finish...
Are Float Rooms hygenic?
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 noodle you can float with too if you need a comfort.
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 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.In addition
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).
Finally, floaters are asked to shower before they enter the tank, further minimizing the amount of bacteria they might introduce to the Room.
All float customers are given pre float and post float guidance to keep each float hygienic.
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. Some people fall asleep because of the deep relaxation floating provides (One of our float family members can very easily fall asleep on her floats ……... The water is so incredibly buoyant that you stay afloat, and we have a noodle that can be used under your head or body if you would prefer, in case you do fall asleep. The worst case scenario is you get some salt water in your mouth, eyes or nose.
Just one hour of floating is equivalent to 3 - 4 hours of very deep 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.