New to floating?

What is Floating?

  • 6 Steps of Floating
  • What to Know Before You Float?
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • How we clean our float pods​

Float therapy is a practice like no other and is deeply therapeutic for the mind and body.

Floating is a practice that allows you to “switch off” all the stimulation of the world. It involves lying in 10 inches of water with 500kg of Epsom Salts dissolved in it. This allows the person to float effortlessly on the surface of the water. The water, the air, and skin are the same temperature so, when the water settles, you don’t feel it anymore.

Due to the buoyancy of the water, all the forces of gravity on the body disappear. By reducing external stimulation your nervous system stops reacting to the surroundings and has an opportunity to rejuvenate and repair the body from the inside. The effects of stress are reversed.

By flicking the switch to turn off the outside world, your body enters into the perfect environment to regenerate.

What to Know Before You Float?

    • okEat a light meal before the float
    • okStay hydrated
    • okOn your first float, arrive earlier than your float time
    • okCome ready to relax
    • okRemove makeup & contact lenses
    • okShower before the float
    • okGet in, lay back & relax

Let us know if

  • not okYou have any open wounds
  • not okYou consumed alcohol before coming
  • not okYou are on menstrual cycle

6 Steps of Floating

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s my 1st time to float. What do you recommend?
This is a great place to tell your story and give people more insight into who you are, what you do, and why it’s all about you.
What should I wear?
We recommend you not wear any clothing for a complete non-sensory experience. But if you find it uncomfortable, you can definitely wear a swimsuit.
Do I need to bring anything?
If you want to wear contact lenses or re-apply makeup afterward, then yes. It’s a good idea to bring a case, solution, glasses and/or cosmetics and hairbrush.
Can I float if I am pregnant?
Absolutely! Being in the tank mimics the womb, which allows you to deepen your connection with your unborn baby. You can also lay your back without any pressure, which is definitely a great solution to release your pain. If you have any doubt, please consult your doctor before coming.
Can I float if I have my period?
We do not recommend floating during your menstrual period due to the possibilities of period leaks. However, you can use a tampon if you are not experiencing heavy flow.
Can I float if I have my hair dyed?
For the benefit of your hair and the water, please wait until the water runs clear when you wash your hair before coming for a float.
Can I wear contact lenses?
We recommend you to remove contact lenses before entering into the tank as salt water might run into your eyes, which may cause you discomfort. Please bring your own case, solution, and glasses if you need them.
I don’t like small spaces. Can I float if I’m claustrophobic?
Yes, in fact, the pod is very spacious and you will have the full control of the environment. You can leave the floatation tank door open if you want. Many claustrophobic clients have come in and felt comfortable in the pod. Do not hesitate to ask our experienced staff if you have any questions.
Will I drown if I fall asleep?
No, the 500 kg of Epsom salt in the water will ensure you to stay on top.
Will my skin prune up in the water?
No. Soaking in Epsom salt is a proven therapy. It relaxes your muscles, reduces inflammation, flushes toxins and replenishes your magnesium levels.
Is the water clean?
Yes, the water is filtered between each session. It goes through a caliber filter, a UV disinfection system and chemical disinfection system.
What do I do inside the pod?
Just focus on your breathing, relax your body and drift away into a state of peace. Thoughts might come up but let them go as they come about.
How can floating help me?
Floating can simply be your own space where you’re removed from the pressures of your life. Some like to go into the pod with an intention and afterward, they have found a solution to an issue they’ve been contemplating or a new perspective to a problem. Some go in purely for physical relaxation to relieve muscle soreness or chronic pain. So, it’s entirely up to you.
What does floating feel like?
Everyone’s experience is different, and sometimes every float can be completely different than another. The general feeling is that you feel peaceful and well-rested. Towards the end of a float, you may feel like you were in a dream-like state and aren’t sure if you fell asleep or were awake. Clients have reported having visual, hallucinatory experiences, sudden mental clarity or high creativity. It all depends on how you feel that day, your tiredness, and your stress levels going into a float.

How we clean our float pods

How we care for our float pods and clean our water is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear at FLOAT Co.

We have a number of processes in place so that our pods are continuously and thoroughly maintained to ensure the quality of our water is always at its best.

The water within the float tank is a combination of 500kg of Epsom Salt (also known as Magnesium Sulphate) and 1000Lt of water. This highly salty or saline water environment prevents the growth of germs such as E.Coli, Pseudomonas, Legionella, Aspergillus as well as other micro-organisms. This also includes the novel corona virus that causes COVID-19.

Automatically, after each float session is completed and once the pod is no longer in use, the water is drained by a motorised pump removing sections of water at a time which then passes through a UV or Ultraviolet light and carbon filter bag which catches any particles or residue.

The water then passes through a heating coil returning the water back to the optimum temperature of 34.5 degrees. The default filter runs for 60 minutes between float sessions and the entire saltwater solution is filtered at least 3 times.

In addition to our strict hygiene measures, all our tanks are disinfected using a combination of the UV light and hydrogen peroxide like a swimming pool or spa.

We are continually adding fresh water due to evaporation and water loss to maintain the correct salinity levels and our daily water care consists of carefully measuring the alkalinity and the pH levels in the water ensuring optimum quality.

Have you ever wondered how we clean each room before & after you float?

Bacteria and other pathogens love places that are warm and moist which is why our staff wipe down surfaces of the float tank and rooms with a Government regulated hospital grade disinfectant before and after each visit.

These include all touch surfaces such as walls and floors, doors and door handles, showers and all containers and toiletries in the room.

Other things we do after each float session is:

  • Ensure the temperature of water is at ideal body temperature
  • Ensure water salt solution is clear and not cloudy
  • Check salinity level for ideal buoyancy
  • Wipe the interior of the pod of condensation and magnesium oxide ring on the waterline
  • Checking pH and alkalinity throughout the day
  • Add hydrogen peroxide at the end of the day
  • Change the water filter on a regular basis