FLOATING – FAQ’s
What should I do to prepare for my float?
It is advised not to drink coffee or caffeinated beverages for a few hours before a float, as it is stimulating to your system. Also, refrain from shaving or waxing as the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about 60 to 90 minutes ahead of time will limit hunger distractions during your float. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.
Can I listen to music?
You can choose to float with our without music. This will be determined before you enter your pod.
Can I drown if i fall asleep in there?
With such a small amount of water and a large amount of buoyant epsum salt, drowning is not a concern whatsoever. It is common to fall asleep and we urge you not to force yourself up as it may interrupt your calm mental state.
I felt cold during my float what is that about?
Feeling cold during your float could be due to the temperature of shower you took before you entered. Taking a hot shower immediately before will cause the body cool down and try to reach a warmer temp throughout the next hour of your float. Try taking a warm or even cold shower before to then experience the water in the pod as warm. If you know you enjoy a warmer float, you can ask us before to change the temperature of the pod!
Can floating assist with pain relief or pain management?
Floating can be one of the most effective ways to naturally relieve pain or discomfort in the body! The buoyancy of the water and the restful state of mind allow the muscles to relax and the blood to flow eliminating pain for the duration of the float, possibly lasting for hours or days after your float!
Can I wear a my togs?
The treatment rooms are completely private and doors can be locked to ensure no one will enter, so you can go into the pods nude. However if you feel more comfortable in a clean bathing suit you can feel free to wear it in.
Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?
No! In fact you will come out feeling silky smooth.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
This experience is yours, if that means you choose to leave early, there are no locks or latches on the pod. Although the 60 minutes tends to go by surprisingly fast, altering your perception of time whilst in the pod.
What is a theta brainwave state?
After a few sessions many floaters naturally enter a theta brainwave state that will boost creativity, enhance energy, experience profound insights and even life changing experiences.
Types of brainwaves: (Floating promotes both Alpha and Theta brainwaves)
Beta waves (12-30 Hz): This is your conscious awake state and is focused on the outside world. The higher spectrum of 18-30 Hz is associated with busy or anxious thinking.
Alpha waves (8-12 Hz): You are alert but unfocused. One’s eyes are usually closed, feeling relaxed. When athletes are in the “zone” they are in an alpha state. Muscle memory takes over and peak performance is achieved. Alpha is the bridge between high arousal and low arousal states.
Theta waves (4-7 Hz): The theta state is a state of calmness and relax deepening into drowsiness and the brain shifts to more powerful, slower rhythmic waves. This happens twice a day with falling into sleep and coming out of sleep. It is the state the can be accompanied by dreamlike but vivid mental images usually from memories. Offers a free association state, quieting the mind and body and promotes creativity. These waves are predominating in young children. It is a meditative state, one that skilled monks can do at will after twenty years of discipline and practice
Delta waves (.5-4 Hz): Deeply asleep or unconscious state
Can more than one person float in a tank at a time?
One person is allowed per pod. We have a total of 4 pods so friends can be booked to float at the same time and you can meet up in the relaxation room after to reflect on your journey.
What if i’m not comfortable in small spaces?
The pods are more like floating in space than being shut in a box. You are always in control of your experience and you are able to open the door at any time. There are no locks or latches on the hydraulic door so there is no chance of being stuck in. You can also leave the light on inside the pod if this helps you to see the space. Many people with extreme claustrophobia have stated they have not had problems with their time in and it even helped ease anxiety in tight spaces outside of the pod.
Do i need to bring anything?
We have most of the items you may need during your float. If you are planning to take your contacts out your contact case would be useful. We provide shampoo, conditioner and body wash for the shower but a brush or comb might be desired (hair dryers provided).
Is magnesium important for the body?
Definitely! Magnesium is key in protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control and blood pressure regulation. It is required for energy production, structural development of bones and also plays a role in the transportation of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm.
How do i relax while in the float pod?
There are a number of ways to relax, starting with simply following your breath or closing your eyes. For additional tips with meditations please inquire with our staff.
Can i float if i just dyed my hair?
We cant guarantee the salt wont strip the colour from the hair however we recommend you check to see if the water in your home shower runs completely clear. If there is still colour coming out you may want to wait a few days.
How long has floating been around?
The first float tank was developed in 1954. There is loads of research to show the benefits. Floating has changed so much within the past 60 years into luxury pods that create a clean, comfortable and fully unique experience.
What if I just got a tattoo?
We recommend waiting a few weeks before floating to be sure it has fully healed.
Can I float if i’m pregnant?
You can absolutely float whilst pregnant! We do suggest you wait until the 2nd or 3rd trimester. Mothers-to-be love floating as it takes the weight off allowing aches and pains to diminish. There are many reports of the mothers feeling the baby’s heartbeat!
Can I float if it’s that time of the month?
Yes. We just ask you to take the same steps as though you are swimming in a pool.
What’s the longest someone has floated?
The longest we have heard is 12 hours
Can i float with my contacts in?
Many people float with their contacts in but we recommend having a contact case on hand and taking them out if possible. If you do accidentally splash water in your eyes you could lose your contact in the float pod.
What happens if i get salt in my ear?
It shouldn’t be a problem at all if you get salt in your ear. If you find after a day that some salt is still in your ear you can mix 1/4 vinegar with 3/4 warm water and pour it into your ear to dissolve the salt. Some floaters don’t even use earplugs and just rinse really well after a float and they don’t have any problem.
How old do you have to be to float?
All ages are able to float but anyone under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian consent and make the booking. If the floater is under 14 then the guardian will have to remain at the spa for the duration of the float (the guardian can float at the same time). For those between 14-17 a waiver must be signed before the guardian no longer has to be at the spa.
“If there was an option for 6 stars I’d give it! 5 doesn’t seem enough! What an amazing unique experience! Not only is it the most beautiful, clean, modern Spa the staff are wonderful. If you haven’t already been to Salt you need to treat yourself and go! An absolute must have! I’ll be back for sure!! Thank you”Sam
“It has been over a year since I started floating and it has become an important part of maintaining balance in my life. I look forward to the silence; to 90 minutes free of distractions; to a time when the constant pull of gravity no longer tugs at my limbs. I am literally weightless both physically and mentally.”- ANGELA LEE
“Beautiful and stylish place to go for an ultra relaxing float! Will be back”Jenny
“So relaxing, great set up, would recommend to anyone!!!”Linda
“Incredible experience will definitely be back for more”Ryan