What is floating?
Floating is an experience of ultimate peace and relaxation in which you spend one hour in a private, specialized tank filled with ten inches of highly-saturated Epsom salt water causing one to float completely effortlessly atop the water at near zero-gravity.
Can anyone float?
Yes, Floating can be done by nearly anyone from stressed-out managers, overworked moms, athletes, and those individuals just wanting to escape from everyday life and experience a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We do however highly recommend that if you suffer from any medical conditions (clinically-diagnosed depression, seizures, etc) that you consult with your primary care physician prior to floating
What if I am claustrophobic?
Many people are concerned with whether they will feel enclosed or trapped like in a coffin or tanning bed. However, our float tanks are spacious (8ft long and 5 ft wide), allowing one to put his/her arms over their head, out to the sides, and sit up in the tank if necessary. Although many choose to float in complete darkness, inside lighting is available and at the control of the floater. Lastly, although the doors to the private float room are locked, the door to the float tank can be opened at any time by the floater.
What if I cannot swim?
The floatation tank is only filled with 10-12 inches of water and has such a high-density of Epsom salt that any individual, big or small, will float like a cork atop the water. In fact, many people restfully sleep while in the floatation tank.
What is epsom salt?
Similar to in the Dead Sea, Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulfate) is a mineral which has been shown to help detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system, trigger the release of endorphins, and provide relief for physical, mental, and emotional stress and fatigue.
Will I get hot or cold in the water?
No, you will not feel either hot or cold. The self-monitoring homeostatic tank continuously regulates the temperature of the water to 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature of the surface of the skin, creating a feeling of truly floating in the air.
What effects does floating have on my mind?
The deep mental relaxation initiated by floating allows the brain to produce a greater amount of theta waves, which are accompanied by an increase in mental clarity, creativity, imagery, and memory. In addition, the release of the endorphins induces the feeling of elevated mood states which are effective in helping alleviate anxiety, depression, and negative mental habits
Is the water sanitary?
Yes. The water in the float tank is completely filtered through our high-tech filtration in between each float session. Every individual is required to rinse off in the attached shower immediately prior to entering the float tank as well as after floating. Although the high salinity of Epsom salt kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water, our sophisticated filtration engine uses a UV/Ozone water treatment system that keeps the water clean but also sterilizes the air and cleans the inside walls of the float tank. The water in our float tank is hundreds of times more sanitary than the normal swimming pool or hot tub.
What do I wear?
Although you may wear a bathing suit, most people prefer to not wear anything at all - your float experience is done in complete privacy.
Can I float if I am pregnant?
Definitely! Pregnant women get significant relief in pain and muscle tension from the state of deep relaxation achieved from floating. We do recommend that a pregnant woman consult her physician prior to floating, especially during the first trimester.
Things to remember
- Do not float if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Do not float if you are injured or have open or bleeding wounds.
- Do not float if you suffer from incontinence, nausea or epilepsy and are not on medication and have been medically advised not to float.
- Do not float if you under the age of 18 without prior written parental consent.
Do you offer a couples float?
Absolutely, our deluxe tank is spacious offering plenty of room for you and your significant other to relax and recover together. The deluxe deprivation tank measuring 6.5' x 8' x 7' allows for the two of you to enjoy the experience side by side.
What is salt room therapy?
Salt Therapy, also called halotherapy, is a 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive treatment. Salt therapy is a method of inhaling pure, dry, micronized salt air particles. These particles reach the deepest area of the lungs absorbing bacteria and pollutants and providing an anti-inflammatory and cleansing effect. This process supports and strengthens the body’s immune system by eliminating toxins and allergens that are trapped within the mucus lining of the respiratory system.
How does salt therapy work?
Dry pharmaceutical grade salt is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny micro-particles in a machine called a halogenerator. These dry aerosol micro-particles of salt are then dispersed into the S.A.L.T. Chamber during a typical session. As the person relaxes in the S.A.L.T. Chamber the micro-particles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli. Bacteria and pollutants are dissolved as salt enters the lungs and respiratory system by eliminating mucous and opening constricted airways.
How safe is a salt therapy?
Salt therapy is completely safe. It is a 100% drug free, non-invasive and comfortable treatment with no side effects or potential health hazards. The only people who should avoid being in a salt chamber are those with severe chronic respiratory issues and those with open wounds and sores. It is advisable that people going into a salt chamber remove all personal jewelry, glasses and other belongings since salt can be corrosive to exposed metal.
When should salt treatment be avoided?
Halotherapy is recognized as safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer a cure! Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns need to seek proper medical advice and care.
Are there side effects?
Infrequently. Some people might experience a mild tickle in the throat or an increase in cough due to an excess mucus buildup. This is an indication the therapy is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation for those with hypersensitive skin.
Is salt therapy safe for children?
Salt therapy is not only safe for children, it is a highly recommended natural treatment. There are no potential harmful side effects. The treatment is suitable for children of any age (as young as 1 month old). Interestingly, children respond to the therapy more quickly than do adults.
During a salt therapy session, children can play with toys, read books and interact with other children.