FAQS

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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. 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 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. More information on the HALO can be found HERE





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. 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 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. More information on the HALO can be found HERE





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