How do you prepare for a float?
Don’t drink coffee or caffeinated beverages beforehand. Also, don’t shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin. If you are hungry eating a light meal about 60 to 90 minutes ahead of time.
Is there music?
Clients can choose to float in silence, or they can choose from the music provided by our facility, as well as, the option to sync and play their own music during a session. Controls for the audio can be located within the tank. Clients have complete control over the volume or can shut the music off entirely.
Will I drown if I fall asleep in there?
There is only 10 inches of water in the tank. Some people fall asleep during a session, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat no matter what.
Can I float while pregnant?
Absolutely! We do not recommend floating during the 1st trimester, however, sessions in our Epsom oasis during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of your pregnancy offers immense immediate and long-term benefits to both you and your baby. Float sessions are a great way to begin forming a deeper connection with the unborn child. The sensation of weightlessness is very close to the feeling of being inside a womb. Some mothers have also reported being able to hear their baby’s heartbeat and movements.
We always suggest speaking with your doctor prior to floating. Expecting mothers can float up until 37 weeks of pregnancy. We do not suggest floating before your second trimester however.
How are the tanks cleaned?
Filtering is accomplished through a cartridge filter system which traps debris as small as 5 microns. The entire system runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the exception of float session time.
Between each session the water is fully filtered 3 times with an industrial strength pump. In addition we have a UV (ultraviolet) bulb that alters the DNA of any bacteria inside the tank and an ozone generator that sanitizes the air inside the tank.
We also require that all floaters shower before entering the oasis, removing any outside bacteria from even entering the environment. The natural bacterial killing qualities of the 1000 pounds of Epsom salt means that the water in the tank is the cleanest water you can imagine.
Can floating assist with pain relief or pain management?
Float therapy is one of the most effective and natural ways to work with your body in relieving pain. During a session, the body enters a restful state and the nerves that sense pain are calmed. The positive effects of a 60 minute session can last upwards of days afterwards.
What do I wear for a float room session?
Each room is completely private so clients can float nude. There is no need to bring a bathing suit but if you would rather wear a bathing suit then you are more than welcome to.
Does anything happen to your skin after soaking for so long?
No, your fingers won’t even prune up. Clients actually comment on the benefits of how silky soft the skin is, from benefits of magnesium.
What does someone do the whole time in a 60 minute session?
Clients are in control of their entire experience at all times. There is a clear glass door to the tank, so you can get out at any time. That said, the 60-minutes usually goes by incredibly fast as you lose perception of time during the session. We encourage all floaters to enjoy this new level of relaxation.
What is a theta brainwave state?
After just a few sessions most floaters naturally enter a theta brainwave state that has benefits such as creativity, enhanced energy, profound insights and even life changing experiences.
Types of brainwaves: (Floating promotes both Alpha and Theta brainwaves)
Beta waves (12-30 Hz): This is your conscious awake state and is focused on the outside world. The higher spectrum of 18-30 Hz is associated with busy or anxious thinking.
Alpha waves (8-12 Hz): You are alert but unfocused. One’s eyes are usually closed, feeling relaxed. When athletes are in the “zone” they are in an alpha state. Muscle memory takes over and peak performance is achieved. Alpha is the bridge between high arousal and low arousal states.
Theta waves (4-7 Hz): The theta state is a state of calmness and relax deepening into drowsiness and the brain shifts to more powerful, slower rhythmic waves. This happens twice a day with falling into sleep and coming out of sleep. It is the state the can be accompanied by dreamlike but vivid mental images usually from memories. Offers a free association state, quieting the mind and body and promotes creativity. These waves are predominating in young children. It is a meditative state, one that skilled monks can do at will after twenty years of discipline and practice
Delta waves (.5-4 Hz): Deeply asleep or unconscious state.