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A floatation tank is a lightless, soundless tank filled with highly concentrated Epsom salt water heated to skin temperature. Floatation, also known as sensory deprivation, is simply the act of relaxing in a floatation tank; with all sights and sounds removed, and drifting into a meditative state that rejuvenates your mind and body.

Flotation can benefit everyone, from athletes and creatives to business people, the elderly, and those with medical issues. Floatation is a form of alternative medicine and boasts an extensive wealth of benefits:

  • Stimulates the release of endorphins

  • Creates calm and total relaxation

  • Rejuvenates the mind and body

  • Alleviates mental and physical stress

  • Helps with fatigue and jet lag

  • Improves sleep and insomnia

  • Improves creativity, healing, and visualisation

  • Expands awareness and heightens senses

  • Enhances mental clarity and deepens your mental state

  • Improves self-realisation and discovery

  • Helps with anxiety, depression, and motivation

  • Helps with phobias and addiction

  • Helps with PTSD symptoms

  • Decreases the perception of pain

  • Relieves bones, joints, muscles

  • Relieves aches, pains, and strains

  • Relieves arthritis, migraines, and rheumatism

  • Relieves fibromyalgia

  • Helps with pregnancy pain

  • Increases blood circulation and lowers blood pressure

  • Improves immunity

  • Helps athletes produce less cortisol, adrenaline, and lactic acid

  • Helps athletes visualise their performance for success

  • Helps athletes master the inner game and synchronise mind, body, and emotion

  • Reduces the risk of further injury and overtraining

  • Resets the body’s chemical & metabolic balance

  • Speeds up the healing process and recovery

GET THE BEST OUT OF FLOAT EXPERIENCES

BEFORE YOUR FLOAT - 

  • We recommend

    • eating light and easy meals 1-2 hours before your float.  This allows time for digestion before you float.   

    • Avoid caffeine/energy drinks at least a few hours prior to your float so that your mind and body are free to relax

    • Hydration is incredibly important for an optimal float experience.  Please ensure you are well hydrated before and after your float without over drinking fluids.

    • Physical activity such as yoga or walking can expend the body’s energy leaving your mind calm and clear. When you put these activities together you will have the potential to create a deeper and more meditative mental state during floatation

    • If you wear contacts, don’t forget to bring your contact case and solution with you. Take off your contact lenses before your Float. Bring glasses if needed. 

    • Bring a swimsuit if you’d like, but the best experience will be one without any physical distraction. Nude floating is preferred. 

    • Consult your midwife or doctor if pregnant, kidney problems, diabetes, or on antibiotics or muscle relaxants.

    • We encourage new floaters to try not to have any expectations.  Just let go and let the experience unfold.

  • We provide

    • towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and earplugs.  Please note you are required to shower both before and after your float.

    • Feel free to bring your own towel. We do have bath and face towels available.

  • DO NOT FLOAT....

    • If you are under the influence of alcohol

    •  within 2-3 weeks of New Hair Coloring or Treatment. If you just colored your hair please wait a couple of weeks before floating. The salts can strip your hair of color leaving the water shades of yellows, pinks and browns, etc.  You will be charged for replacement and loss. Please see terms and conditions for more info.    

    •  within 2 weeks of any bronzing or spray tanning.

    •  24-48 hours after piercings

    •  with fresh tattoos. Wait for 4 weeks. They will significantly fade. 

    • if you have epilepsy, or serious mental disorders. 

    • with open wounds, rashes, large cuts, or infectious respiratory diseases.  

    • Within 24 hours of freshly shaved or waxed skin. Freshly shaved skin can be sensitive to the Epsom salt in the water and that’s not a feeling we’d want you to feel.  Up to you.

 

ARRIVAL -

  • First time floaters arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time for a quick orientation before your float session.

  • Seasoned floaters arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment time.

  • Be sure to use the restroom before floating and entering the Floatation Pod room. Having to ‘go’ while floating can often be quite distracting.

  • Remove all jewelry, hair pieces, and accessories before floating.

  • All phones are to be silenced before entering Dream Pod.

  • Put hair up or keep it loose is up to you. Epsom Salt is a great hair volumizer.

  • Avoid touching the eyes and face during your Float to prevent eye irritation/burning from the high salinity of the water. 

  • We provide a private shower within the Float room. Supplied with body soap and shampoo. 

 

PRE-FLOAT -

  • The float room with float pod and shower is your own private area. 

  • Shower before floating. Take a cool/warm shower.  Use soap to get as clean as possible (save shampoo and conditioner for after), and be sure to rinse off all soap, make-up, lotions, oils, perfumes, dirt, sand, sweat, and hair products.  Too hot of a shower can make you feel cold when floating. DO NOT USE CONDITIONER BEFORE FLOAT!

  • Dry off really well, especially your face and hair.  

  • Floating nude is Preferred, without clothing or bathing suits.  Clothing can bring in unwanted bacteria, soaps, lotions, and oils, and can cling to your skin when wet, distracting you from your float.   

  • A Swim suit may be used that has been cleaned without detergents or softeners. You will be required to shower and wash in suit before float.

 

DURING FLOAT -

  • Carefully step in the Pod, pull the lid down using the interior handle above you, and sit slowly with your back facing the opening of the Pod and your hands under you.

  • Let your legs float up and out from under you slowly, and lay back, keeping your head on the end of the Pod that opens.

  • Everybody has a different preference for arm placement while floating.  Try placing them along your sides, out to the sides or behind your head.  There is no wrong way.

  • The most difficult body part to release is the neck.  Bring your focus back to your neck often throughout your session, and notice if it is relaxed or tense. The best way to let go is to arch the neck all the way back and release it, letting the water stop it right where it should be.

  • You control the light during your session.  Push the round green button.

  • If requiring assistance while in the Pod, push the red button for alert us.

POST FLOAT-

  • When your session has ended, slowly sit up, keeping your head tilted back to prevent salt from running down into your eyes.

  • Push the lid up, and stand up.  Drip & Wring the excess water from your body and hair back into the Pod.

  • After you are finished floating we ask that you keep as much of the salty water as you can in the float pod. Please take your time exiting and allow the solution to drip back into the float pod.  

  • Step out of the Pod carefully on the floor matt.  A towel is provided on the rack on the wall near you.

  • Shower using soap, shampoo and conditioner to clean your hair and body, making sure to remove all salt from your skin.