FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED FLOAT TANK QUESTIONS

Even though float therapy has become fairly widespread in recent years, many people still ask a thing or two about floating. Although there are many questions that you may have, here are the answers to some of the most common questions surrounding the experience.

  • What to know and do Pre-Float?

    Both men and women should avoid shaving at least 12 hours before their float as the salt may sting any small nicks. Also, eat only a small meal about 90 minutes to 2 hours so you are not hungry during your float and it is best to avoid caffeine and nicotine as it is too stimulating.

  • Is this New Agey-Mumbo-Jumbo?

    The art and science of floating has been around for over 50 years and is backed up by hundreds of published research studies. Its not mumbo-jumbo or woo-woo stuff at all! It’s just great, non-invasive therapy that is good for your body, mind and spirit!

  • Who can float?

    Everyone of all ages can benefit from floating. If you have a medical condition, we recommend you consult with your physician prior to floating. Children under the age of 16 will need parental consent and if you’ve just received a new tattoo or dyed your hair you need to wait at least 2 weeks before floating.

  • What is Epsom Salt?

    Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulphate. It has been used for centuries for it’s healing properties. Epsom Salt raises the density of the water making you float and it softens your skin. It’s also great to soak in if you have aches and pains.

  • Is the water clean?

    Each I-sopod Float Tank has 1100lbs of Epsom Salt dissolved in the water so it is naturally sterile. After each float session the tank goes through a vigorous filtration for about 15 minutes filtering the water down to 1 micron which is smaller than 100th of a human hair. We also add a very small drop of chlorine to keep the water clear of any impurities.

  • Is the water hot like water in a hot tub?

    The water is warmed to skin temperature of 34.5 celsius. This is the ideal temperature for floating for long periods of time and there may be a point during your float where you don’t even feel the water touching your skin.

  • Will I drown if I fall asleep?

    It is common to feel as if you have fallen asleep but the water’s buoyancy will keep you from rolling over or sinking below the surface of the water. It is nearly impossible to sink below the surface. You are completely safe!

  • What if I’m claustrophobic?

    Being in the pod is more like floating in space than being in an enclosed space. You’re always in control of your environment. You may keep the lid open or closed and the light on or off. You are in control of your environment. Some find that will the light off there is a sense of expansiveness in the dark rather than a feeling of being closed in. We encourage all of our guests to experiment with what makes them most comfortable.

  • Can two people float at the same time?

    The tanks are made for one person at a time. We have 3 I-sopod Float Tanks so you and your friends may float at the same time in different tanks.

  • Are there any side effects to floating?

    There are virtually no side effects to floating except positive ones like a deep overall feeling of rest and deep relaxation.

  • Can I float if I’m pregnant?

    Floating is very beneficial for pregnant women. Floating allows pregnant women liberation from the added weight of pregnancy by providing a gravity free environment which takes the strain off the spine and the body. The magnesium in the Epsom Salt will be absorbed bringing relief of aches and pains and decreases inflammation.

    Pregnant women have commented on the ‘mirror effect’ of floating in a womb while their baby is floating in their womb. This has brought many women a deeper emotional and spiritual connection to the baby.

    It is encouraged that pregnant women to consult with their Physician prior to floating.

  • Can I float if I’ve just coloured or dyed my hair?

    Sorry, no you can’t. If you have just coloured or dyed your hair you must wait at least 2 weeks before you can float. We want to make sure that none of the colour comes out in the float tank.

  • Do I need to bring anything with me to Float Wellness?

    You may want to bring a brush or comb to do your hair after your float. Also, if you wear contact lenses, bring a case to store them in as you will have to remove them before you enter the float tank. We supply everything else you will need including earplugs, towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hairdryers. You will be in your own room with your own shower and your own float tank so you don’t even need a bathing suit or shorts.

  • Will I be able to continue my day after I float or will I be too relaxed?

    We suggest you have a glass or water or cup of tea in our lounge before entering into the world again. You may need a few minutes to re-adjust after being weightless for 90 minutes.