FLOATATION CENTRE FAQS
Our water is more buoyant than the Dead Sea
What do I bring?
Nothing. We supply towels, shampoo, conditioner + body wash. We suggest you float naked but if you choose to, you may wear snug fitting bathers. We suggest a snug fit as we don’t want you distracted by loose fitting boardies moving against your skin.
Will I drown? – I can’t swim
Impossible. Due to the salt content our water is more buoyant than the dead sea. You can even sleep in the tank if you wish and still float.
How clean are the tanks?
The tanks are filtered 3 times between floats and the water is treated with Bromine during this filtration. So you can rest assured the water quality is high. The water quality is also tested throughout the day. The shower is also cleaned between floats so each person walks into their very own private + clean float room.
Can I float if I’m claustrophobic?
You sure can. Each tank has a sliding lid on it and you may wish to leave the lid open on your first float. As you become more comfortable with the experience you may wish to slide the lid over bit by bit. Your choice. You can leave the lights on as well if you wish. How you float is entirely up to you. Lid open, partially open, fully closed, lights on or off – You are in complete control of your own experience. There is also a call button in your tank so that you can contact reception at any time during your float if you wish.
Menstruation, shaving, cuts, tattoos and hair colouring
We ask that you not float whilst you are menstruating.
Do not shave on the day of your float and do not float if you have any open wounds. We supply a bandaid spray for small cuts and abrasions. Wait at least a week after a tattoo and a few days after hair colouring. (Ensure the colour has stopped running)
Tie long hair back
Can kids float?
We suggest a minimum age of 10
Who shouldn’t float
Women in their 1st trimester of pregnancy.
People undergoing Chemotherapy or any treatment for cancer
People suffering from epilepsy, severe skin conditions, open wounds and those suffering from hypotension
We suggest you seek medical advice before floating if you have the following: psoriasis, heart conditions, allergies and asthma etc.
As with anything new we suggest if you are unsure to seek advice from your doctor and come in and have a chat with us.We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
What to expect on your first float
Once you have been greeted at reception you will be taken to your private float room where myself or another experienced floater will explain the layout of the tank to you and a bit of housekeeping.A very simple process but nice to have it explained by an experienced floater.
You will have your own lockable private room with a shower and float tank, Ear plugs, shampoo, conditioner + body wash and towels are provided. We also supply bandaid spray for minor cuts and abrasions. Ensure you use this if necessary as you don’t want a high concentration of salt in your cuts
Please do not wear makeup to your float.
You will be asked to have a 1 minute pre float shower just to rinse off.
Then pop in your earplugs and step into your tank. Music will play for ten minutes to help you relax into your float. Once your time is up the music will resume indicating it is time to get out of the tank.
After your float please have a 4 min shower to remove all salt and to freshen up. So do allow an extra 15 minutes in your schedule to allow for this.
We do have an area with a mirror if you need to freshen up further once you have left the float room. Please leave the float room promptly to allow for cleaning etc before the next appointment.
After your float go to reception where you will directed to our post float lounge. Here you can enjoy a cup of tea/water and gather your thoughts before heading back out the door.
POST FLOAT you may feel fatigued. This is your body detoxing so we suggest you plan your day accordingly. THE MORE YOU FLOAT THE BETTER IT GETS!!