FLOAT THERAPY FAQ
If you have any additional questions after reading this list, please do not hesitate to call our office or send us a message on our contact page.
Who can float?
Pretty much everyone of any age can float, even children can do it with supervision. There are very few people who should not float. For more information on that, please see "Is it safe?" below.
What should I expect at my first session?
When you show up for your first session you will be asked to sign a short waiver. This will only be needed at the first session. For all other sessions you will be led back to the float room by our friendly staff. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have or provide anything you may need. Before they leave, they will start the timer on the float pod and you will lock the door and take a quick shower in order to remove any deodorants, skin products, perfume, etc. You can then begin your float. We recommend ear plugs so that you can fully eliminate sound, but it is not required. After your float is over, you will rinse off again in the shower to remove any excess salt from your skin.
What is the cost?
Each one hour float sessions costs $60. When you schedule, online or over the phone, you will be asked for a $15 deposit to hold the room. This deposit is applied towards the $60 total. Follow our Facebook page for specials that are run periodically.
I am claustrophobic. Should I not float?
There is no reason to fear. There is no requirement to close the float pod lid. Your float experience is whatever you want it to be. You can still get all of the benefits even with the lid open. We provide a space heater in the room to help you stay warm if you choose to have the lid open. However, the pod feels very spacious as you basically have the sensation that there are no walls. There are also lights in the pod if you choose that for your experience as well. You can even play music from your phone with a built in speaker if you choose. The pod is designed to be a sensory deprivation tank, but only if you want that feature. Also, the lid is opened extremely easily so if you find yourself feeling claustrophobic, all it takes is a gentle touch and the lid pops all the way open. We want you to be able to relax and enjoy the full benefits of the pod, so we will be happy to help make you as comfortable as possible.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
We provide everything you need to float. Some people choose to bring a swimsuit, but it is not required. We provide ear plugs, clean towels, and soap for the shower. All you need to bring is a desire to relax and heal!
How long do the sessions last?
Each sessions lasts 60 min, with some additional time built in for the initial shower and the rinse off shower at the end of your float. We have found this to be the ideal amount of time. You may notice that it takes a few sessions to train your mind to relax and let go. For the first few sessions you may find that it takes almost the whole time to get to that point. As you and your mind learn to relax it will become easier to reach the full benefits of your float. Either way, you are still absorbing all that magnesium!
Is it safe?
Yes! It is impossible to sink due to the volume of salt in the tank. It requires a lot of effort to turn over, so there is no danger. In fact, many people fall asleep. When Dr. Derek did his first float, he set the timer wrong and was in for almost 2 hours, and he was asleep for at least half of it! There are very few contraindications to float therapy. People with open wounds or very severe hypertension should not float. People with moderate or mild hypertension should be fine, as one of the benefits of float therapy is lowered blood pressure. People with epilepsy can float, but should do so with supervision.
Is it sanitary?
Yes again! There is about the same concentration of salt in the float pod as there is in the dead sea. No germs can survive in that much salinity. Even with that fact, after each float all of the water is filtered through a UV filter, Ozonator, and other mesh filters to insure that the water is virtually new for each float. The pod is wiped down with hydrogen peroxide after each float as well to insure that the entire area is free of germs.