How clean is the water?
After each and every float, the entire water volume of each of our float pods is run more than 3 times through a multi-stage filtration process that includes mechanical, chemical (non-toxic), and electrical filtration methods. Float Station utilizes an advanced sterilization technique known as the “Advanced Oxidative Process,” or “A.O.P.” which results in our water being continuously maintained at a standard of purity that far exceeds any municipal drinking water standard anywhere in the world. Need proof? —We digitally display, in real time, the water parameters of each pod right outside the door.
Will I feel claustrophobic?
Most people who have a concern about feeling claustrophobic find that it vanishes almost immediately once they begin floating. Here’s why: our pods are incredibly spacious, measuring about 8’ in length and 6’ in width; you are in complete control of every aspect of your float, including how open or closed the pod door is, and whether the pod lights and music are on or off; also, the experience of sensory deprivation dissolves your perception of boundaries, making the space around you seem limitless.
Is it safe to fall asleep?
Absolutely! Remember, with over 1000lbs of Epsom salt in the water, you float like a cork. You can let go completely and trust that the water will support you. So go ahead and drift off…it will likely be some of the best sleep of your life!
Do I need to wear a bathing suit?
You should do whatever makes you most comfortable. Remember that your room is entirely private, so you are free to float with or without a bathing suit. Strictly speaking, wearing anything can be a source of distraction, including jewelry, shower caps, and bathing suits, so we would encourage you to float like the day you were born.
What should I do if I get bored or restless?
Zero sensory input takes getting used to. Because we are so accustomed to the sensory bombardment of modern daily life, slowing things down can sometimes feel unnatural. This is completely normal, and oftentimes just “noting” your restless mind, without judgment, will quickly get you beyond this feeling. Alternatively, you can turn music on to soothe you, or even get out early. There are times when you’ll simply know that it’s the right time to get out.
Can I float if I'm pregnant?
You’ll be glad you did! Floating while pregnant is not only safe, but it’s incredibly therapeutic. It also reduces the risk of preeclampsia and allows for a unique opportunity to connect with your unborn child. As with anything else, though, you should consult your doctor before your first float.
What happens if I get the saltwater in my eyes?
The water’s extreme salinity will sting a bit, so you’ll want to flush your eye out with fresh water. There will be a small spray bottle within reach just in case this happens, but it’s easy to avoid—basically, just try to avoid touching your face during a float.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my float?
There are a few things that will facilitate a deeper float. First, eat a light snack beforehand—you don’t want to be hungry, nor should your body be busy digesting a heavy meal. Next, avoid caffeine and other stimulants, as they will prevent your nervous system from slowing down. Lastly, try to arrive early so that you can begin slowing your mind down and transitioning into a more relaxed state before your float begins.
Can I shave beforehand?
It’s best to avoid shaving within 2 hours of your float because the salt content of the water will sting a bit. Any discomfort will fade within a few minutes, but it will be certainly be distracting until it does.
How often should I be floating?
The answer to this question will differ from one person to the next. Some people will experience ample benefits from their one monthly float, while others will be looking to change their bodies and minds more profoundly with regular floating. We would encourage a highly motivated individual, looking to treat acute or chronic conditions, or simply to take advantage of floating’s full range of compounding benefits, to float weekly (sometimes more—especially in the beginning).