FAQS

LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FLOAT EXPERIENCE

Pre Float Information

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:

  • earplugs

  • shampoo

  • body wash

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?


The water in our Float Room 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, our Float Room come with a five-filter-system that automatically drains and filters the water after each session and it also does this FIVE times. Finally, floaters are asked to shower before they enter the Float Room, further minimising the amount of bacteria they introduce to the Float Room.




How do I know when to get out?


The lights and music will come on for 5 minutes, signalling the end of your float session.

Please use this time to exit the float room, remembering to rinse your body before stepping out.





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

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:

  • earplugs

  • shampoo

  • body wash

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?


The water in our Float Room 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, our Float Room come with a five-filter-system that automatically drains and filters the water after each session and it also does this FIVE times. Finally, floaters are asked to shower before they enter the Float Room, further minimising the amount of bacteria they introduce to the Float Room.




How do I know when to get out?


The lights and music will come on for 5 minutes, signalling the end of your float session.

Please use this time to exit the float room, remembering to rinse your body before stepping out.





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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