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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 our coloured lights on or off. Claustrophobic people typically don’t have any problem during floating and are surprised with how easy the adjust to the cozy environment.
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.
After each float the tanks are filtered 5 – 7 times, wiped down and skimmed. The combination of the high concentrations of Epsom salt and minuscule amounts of bromine (in Float Rooms 1 & 2) 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 minutes along with a heavy-duty UV system. Our third float tank uses 30% Hydrogen Peroxide as an oxidizer (instead of bromine) to keep the tank water crystal clear and safe for you!
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.
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 typically happens is salt water in your eyes – which can wake ya up in a hurry. In fact, we have an entire procedure with how we wake folks up if you want to have a peek!
Each room can be locked from the inside, so it’s A-OKAY to leave your stuff inside each float room.
Terms and Conditions:
ABSOLUTELY – just use the same protocol you’d use for a swimming pool (tampons or menstrual cups).
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.
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.
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).
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. For our third float room, we host an Escape Pod tank which is, basically, a modular version of the Oasis Relaxation. Since we added it after we had been open for a year, we needed something we could build ourselves within the float room!
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!