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What if I'm claustrophobic?

The sensation of floating in the tank is more like floating in space than in a confined area. You are in total control of the float environment and can choose to float with the door open or closed – and lights on or off. Claustrophobic people typically don’t have any problem during floating.

When should I arrive?

It is a good idea to leave yourself 10-15 minutes before your float. While there are 3 parking spaces available, I don’t want you feeling rushed & stressed before your float. On-street parking is also available in the area.

How do you clean the tanks?

After each float the tanks are filtered three times, wiped down and skimmed. The combination of the high concentrations of Epsom salt and minuscule amounts of bromine make it cleaner than a pool and impossible for microorganisms to live.  At the end of each day, we run the filtration system for a minimum of 30 minute along with a heavy-duty UV system.

Who should float?

EVERYONE (well, almost)! There is a plethora of information out there on floatation therapy – a quick Google search will surprise you! Worldwide studies have tested and proven that it’s beneficial for relieving stress, depression, anxiety; for treating fibromyalgia, PTSD, chronic pain…and a litany of other ailments.  People who experience motion sickness are certainly welcome to float however, in our experience, we have found that taking half a Gravol 30 minutes prior to floating has reduced the effects of motion sickness significantly – pretty much to zero! Those who experience vertigo should contact us prior to booking to discuss their symptoms.

What if I fall asleep?

That’s completely safe, and it happens sometimes (it does for me!). Your buoyancy in the water supports you on your back, so flipping over is tremendously difficult to do. If you manage to twitch during the float, the worst that could happen is salt water in your eyes.

Is there a place to keep my stuff secure while I float?

Each room can be locked from the inside, so it’s A-OKAY to leave your stuff inside each float room.

Can I float if I’m menstruating?

Sure you can, just use the same protocol you’d use for a swimming pool.

Can I float if I just dyed my hair?

Not right away.  Please allow for at least 4 washes after dyeing your hair before floating.  Hair dye in the tanks will result in a hefty fine, and you don’t want that.

Can I float if I’m pregnant?

Oh boy, can you ever! Pregnant women have used floating to relieve the stress on their bodies for decades. If you’re in your third trimester, though, or have any concerns, make sure you check in with your doctor booking a float.

Who invented these things?

Dr John C. Lilly. He created the first floating tank in the 1950s, but later refined the model in the 1970′s, which is a similar unit to what is most commonly used today (Oasis Relaxation and Samadhi).

Why do you use these types of tanks?

There are a ton of great tank manufacturers. We spent a lot of time researching tanks, and the Oasis Relaxation tanks we use are consistent, easy to maintain, allow you to bring in your own music to play yet give you a pure, floating experience.

Will I get all pruney & wrinkly?

Nope! Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) makes your skin very soft. You do absorb some of the Epsom salt, so make sure you drink plenty of water after your float. Heck, you should be staying hydrated all the time!
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