How often should I float?
As with many things each individual is different and it depends the result you want to get. The following are some schedules that have worked well for various reasons for float therapy.
Chronic Pain - we recommend a starting cluster of floats (typically 3-4) within a 2 week time frame followed by maintenance floats usually 6-10 days apart.
Fibromyalgia - Around the world people with fibromyalgia have found Float Therapy to be an amazing way to get relief - similar to Chronic Pain Schedule doing a cluster of floats followed by maintenance has shown best results.
Anxiety & Depression - typically once a week or as needed based on daily stresses.
Meditation & Stress Relief - We find this is an as needed basis and most float 1-2 times a month.
High Blood Pressure - With weekly floating we have noticed those taking medication for HBP will notice a significant drop and may need to re-evaluate their dosage of medication.
RA & Other Inflammation - Weekly or Bi-Weekly has been popular with many guests suffering inflammation & most combine a magnesium lotion between visits.
Injury Prevention & Sports Training - Grabbing a float prior to heavy performance helps to reduce next day soreness and fatigue as well as injury prevention.
Pregnancy - During the 2nd and 3rd trimester as needed. Many of our expecting guests really enjoy the chance to lay on their belly without causing harm and it has been great for swelling and lower back pains.
The best rule of thumb is to try it at least 3 floats within a 2 month period and evaluate overall benefits.
Do I need to bring anything?
We recommend bringing a contact case, a hair brush and if using the new iphone a aux jack connector (if you choose to have your own music)
We provide the rest such as towels, earplugs, make-up removers, hair dryers, and of course chocolate!
How is the water cleaned?
Beyond the natural sanitation created by the high concentration of salt, the water inside the float pool is reverse osmosis water that is circulated through a powerful disinfection system which includes surface skimming, 1-micron filtration, 2 ultraviolet (UV) lights, and 35% Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) maintained at ~50ppm. The unique combination of UV with H2O2 and O3 generates a free hydroxyl radical that is nearly twice as powerful as chlorine at oxidizing and destroying microorganisms. Between every participant, the water is continuously circulated through the disinfection system, with a minimum of 5 turnovers.
Is it safe to fall asleep?
Absolutely! Even on the very first float we have had people take a nap. The main reason it is safe is while you may toss and turn in your bed at home there is no need inside the float tank. Because there is no pressure placed on your body there is no need to readjust as you would at home.
What if I'm Claustrophobic?
We have designed our layout for exactly this problem. First our Cabins are much larger than the popular pod style with high ceilings (about 7 feet) and more floating area for quality stretching. We also set up the shower within the Cabin Suite for open door floating.
In the float community we have found that many clients have helped to overcome their claustrophobia while utilizing float therapy.