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FAQ

  1. Who uses Float Pods?
  2. Why Do People Use Float Pods?
  3. What’s in the water?
  4. How Does Our Float Pod Stay Clean?
  5. Can a pregnant woman use a float tank?
  6. Can a menstruating woman use the Float Pod?
  7. Can children use the Float Pod?
  8. Is there anyone who should not use a Float Pod?
  9. Is Floating safe and can you drown?
  10. Can a Float Pod run out of air?
  11. Is the Float Pod sanitary?
  12. What should I wear in the Float Pod?
  13. Can I eat before I get in the Float Pod?
  14. How long is a typical session in the Float Pod?
  15. What time of day is best for floating?
  16. What should I bring to float?
  17. How do I get in the Float Pod?
  18. What does it feel like inside the Float Pod?
  19. Is one float enough, or do I need multiple sessions?

FLOAT TANK BASICS

  1. Who uses Float Pods?
    The use of Float Pods is not limited to any specific demographic. The young and the old, men and women and people of all lifestyles enjoy flotation tanks. Anyone who likes to relieve stress, increase creativity, or reduce pain can find Float Pods therapeutic.
  2. Why Do People Use Float Pods?
    Please see the benefits listed at the top of the page, but the primary reasons people float are to reduce anxiety, improved cognitive function, and pain relief. Some people take advantage of the Float Pod to escape from the rest of the world for a short period of time, while others use floating as a therapy for anxiety and stress. Floating is also used to increase creativity, attention, and retention, as well as explore thoughts and emotions in a semi-conscious or meditative state. Others float to help manage and reduce pain as a supplement or replacement for pain medication and physical therapy.
  3. What’s in the water?
    The short answer is about 1,000 pounds of medical grade Epsom salt. The Epsom salt solution (magnesium sulfate) is what helps generate enough buoyancy to float, but also really helps leave your skin feeling smooth and revitalized. For thousands of years, millions of people have gone to the Dead Sea for therapeutic or, cosmetic treatments, as well as relief from pain and muscle, aches the salty water provides. Floating provides the same relief much more conveniently.
  4. How Does Our Float Pod Stay Clean?
    Keeping our float pod sanitary, clean, and safe requires constant cleaning, maintenance and monitoring of water levels, H2o2, salt levels, and PH. We use non-toxic products in accordance with US Float Tank standards. Additionally, all the water in our pod is filtered at least 3-5 times between every single floater. Our pod contains over 1,000 pounds of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) which is a natural antimicrobial.  The salt content in the Pod is so high that bacteria can’t survive.

    *Per US Flat Tank standards, we drain the pod every 100 floats/6 months

SAFETY CONCERNS AND PRECAUTIONS

  1. Can a pregnant woman use a float tank?
    Yes, pregnant women may use the Float Pod and it is encouraged by many healthcare professionals. Floating while pregnant allows you to reduce the stress of the added weight of pregnancy by taking the strain off the body (the spine and feet in particular). It can aid with improved sleep, help with all the aches and pains normally associated with pregnancy, and improve your general sense of well being. Many mothers have also experienced heightened sensitivity and connection with their babies, and some have reported a profound experience of “mirroring” from floating in a quiet, warm and secure environment while their baby does the same.Because circumstances are unique with each pregnancy, use of Float Pods should be discussed with a healthcare professional. The following information will be relevant:

    • A “Float” is a 60-minute session in a 95-degree environment suspended in 12 inches of purified water that is highly saturated with 1000 lbs of pharmaceutical grade MgSO4 (Magnesium Sulfate, a.k.a. Epsom salts). Cutaneous (through the skin) absorption of MgSO4 has not been shown to produce negative side effects associated with ingestion or injection of the mineral.
    • The Solution is sterilized between sessions through a process of commercial-grade circulation, filtration and purification using a combination of UV (Ultraviolet Light) and Ozone. No harsh chemicals (Chlorine, Bromine etc) are used in the solution at our facilities.
    • Hard surfaces are disinfected using a level IV EPA registered “Green” disinfectant that is safe for contact with children and animals.
    • The only known physical limitations are the ability to get in and out of the pod unassisted.
  2. Can a menstruating woman use the Float Pod?
    Yes, it is safe for women to float while menstruating if proper feminine hygiene is used. As long as you are comfortable and can control your menstruation the way you would in a swimming pool, then you can do so in the Float Pod.
  3. Can children use the Float Pod?
    Although the Float Pod is physically safe for children, some may experience episodes of fear or claustrophobia. Each child will have his/her own reaction. Children may use the Float Pod with their parent’s written consent and may require parental supervision.
  4. Is there anyone who should not use a Float Pod?
    Anyone with one or more of the following conditions should not use the Float Pod: uncontrolled epilepsy, drug or alcohol intoxication, infectious disease, open wounds, or serious psychological conditions.
  5. Is Floating safe and can you drown?
    Floating is extremely safe. While it is possible to drown in any pool of liquid so theoretically, yes, it is possible to down. However, the Float Pod is much safer than most other bodies of water because it contain a high concentration of salt. It is impossible to sink in the Float Pod and you must exert a conscious effort not to turn onto your side or attempt floating face-down. Most people are extremely comfortable in the water. Some people even safely sleep while they are floating.If you find yourself uncomfortable for any reason, there is an emergency button inside the pod that you can hit. There is also an intercom inside the pod so you can reach one of our associates if you have any questions or need anything at all during your float.
  6. Can a Float Pod run out of air?
    Although the Float Pod does have a closed hatch that makes it sound proof and light proof, it is not airtight. Ventilation is always more than sufficient and this should not be a concern.
  7. Is the Float Pod sanitary?
    The interior of the Float Pod is extremely sanitary. The Pod has up to 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in the water, which raises the salinity to levels that are inhospitable to bacteria, including microbes and other pathogens.
    The Solution is sterilized between sessions through a process of commercial-grade circulation, filtration and purification using a combination of UV and Ozone. No harsh chemicals (Chlorine, Bromine etc) are used in the solution at our facilities.
    Additionally, surfaces are disinfected using Puregreen24, a level IV EPA registered “Green” disinfectant containing silver and citrus nitrate, safe for contact with children and animals.

PREPARING TO FLOAT

  1. What should I wear in the Float Pod?
    Float Pod sessions are private affairs, so most people do not wear any clothing at all. However, if you would prefer to wear something, you are more than welcome to wear a bathing suit. Some people find that even the fabric of a bathing suit rubbing or pressing against your body is a distraction. Please note that non-swim related clothing is not allowed.
  2. Can I eat before I get in the Float Pod?
    There are no restrictions when the last time you may have eaten and you can float with a full stomach or an empty stomach. However, in order to prevent focusing on the sounds and feelings of your digestive tract, experts recommend not eating anything within an hour or two before your float.
  3. How long is a typical session in the Float Pod?
    We provide 45-minute sessions. You are more than welcome to spend less time if you feel you have achieved your desired outcome for your session. Please also speak with an associate if you’re interested in extended sessions.
  4. What time of day is best for floating?
    The time of day is totally up to you and your availability. Some people prefer the morning, some the afternoon and others the night. If possible, try a few different times of day and see what benefits you most.
  5. What should I bring to float?
    We recommend you bring any grooming products you may want after your float (hairbrush, product, cosmetics etc). We will provide all other amenities you need: towels, shower products, earplugs, makeup wipes etc.

THE EXPERIENCE OF FLOATING

  1. How do I get in the Float Pod?
    Getting into the Float Pod is very similar to getting into a bathtub. Once you are in the pod, you can pull the hatch down, gently lie back, and the salt will keep you afloat.
  2. What does it feel like inside the Float Pod?
    Floating feels like nothing, which is (unsurprisingly) difficult to describe. Initially, the water is pleasantly warm but quickly becomes less noticeable as the air and water are set to match the temperature of your skin. This equilibrium, combined with the weightlessness from the buoyant solution, results in very little external stimuli and allows your mind and body room to relax, recover and recharge. The specific experience is unique to each individual. However, most people report experiencing strong feelings of tranquility, relaxation, and peace. Some floaters report feeling highly creative or find themselves thinking about profound subjects.
  3. Is one float enough, or do I need multiple sessions?
    Much like exercise, meditation or therapy, floating is a practice. It is common to have a pleasant and relaxing experience during your first float, and you can expect to find that the experience strengthens and lengthens each time. You may only realize the full therapeutic potential of floating after multiple sessions. Many people find that floating 1-2 times a week allows them to sustain the benefits of floating, but it is based on your personal preference and availability.

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