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What is the history of float therapy?

Back in 1954 John C Lilly, founder of sensory deprivation tanks, was a neuroscientist and physician who studied the origins of consciousness by cutting off all external stimuli. He also studied dolphins as a link to being able to communicate to them through the deep mind set of sensory deprivation. In 1972 the first commercial sensory deprivation tank was invented.

What to expect for my first float session?

#1 - Follow your float guide to your chosen tank and they will go through the process with you.

#2 - You will need to get naked.

#3 - Take a shower. Scrub and rinse well! REALLY WELL!

#4 - Cover up any open wounds/cuts with Vaseline provided.

#5 - Put in the ear plugs that are provided to block out extra sound and so you don't get ears full of salt!

#6 - Get into the tank, find your space, drift off and relax!

#7 - Music will slowly come on to let you know your session is over.

#8 - Hop in the shower and rinse off so you're not salty.

#9 - Time to get dressed and ready yourself for your day!

#10 - Tell us about your experience!

Is it sanitary?

Yes it is completely sanitary and safe to use! There is no change of water between clients, however, after each float session the water is cycled through 3 times through a 10 micron filtration system that catches very small particles, along with a UV light, ozone and 35% H202 kept at 100ppm that disinfects the water. The high amounts of Epsom salts acts as a sterile environment. We also skim the water after each use with a pool net.

All surfaces and shower areas are disinfected thoroughly after each use.

How long is a session?

A float session is 60, 90 or 120 minutes in length. 90 minutes is more ideal and more in line with a natural mental pattern of ours, the sleep cycle. This will allow a more natural beginning and ending of the float, without adding too much alarm or abruptness to the end of your session. 60 minutes is still great and equivalent to having a "power nap."

When is it not okay to float?

* If you have COVID or any other infectious sickness or diseases *

* If you have serious wounds (open) *

* If you have just recently shaved *

* If you have just recently gotten a tattoo. Wait 'til completely healed *

* If you have recently dyed your hair. Wait at least after 4 washes or 2 weeks *

(however we do have swim caps if you wish to use)

* We strongly recommend to use the bathroom before your float session *

* If you have no washed your hair or body really well *

* You can use it if you are on you menstruating, just follow the same rules as you would a pool *

Can I float while pregnant?

Yes it is completely safe to float while pregnant through all trimesters. If you're still concerned, it's always a good idea to check with your family doctor for further reassurance 

Can I get motion sickness?

Yes you definitely can. Reasons could be from pre-existing vestibulocochlear issues, vertigo, Meniers disease, spine positioning and dehydration. We have a few tricks that can help relieve those symptoms of sickness and dizziness. Such as using a neck support, grounding yourself by touching the edges of the tank and of course staying hydrated!

Will I sink?

No you will not sink. There are 1,000 lbs of Epsom salts in the tank, making you very buoyant and feeling like your floating in the Dead Sea.

It is highly unlikely that you would drown. The water level is just below your knees.

We also have CPR and First Aid trained staff in our facility at all times if there ever was an emergency situation.

Can I wear a swim suit?

We strongly suggest not wearing a swim suit. They can hold lots of chemicals and fibers in them that may affect the water quality

Can I float after getting a tattoo?

We strongly suggest not wearing a swim suit. They can hold lots of chemicals and fibers in them that may affect the water quality

Can I float after having my hair dyed?

We ask that you wait 'til you've washed your hair at least 4 times or at least a couple weeks before a float. The hair colour may bleed into the water and affect the quality. We do have the option of swim caps, that you could wear if you do not want to wait that long. They are disinfected after each use. 

I already showered before coming here. Do I still need to shower again?

Yes, yes and again yes. the reason being, is we work very hard to keep the quality of our solution at its best! We need the co-operation of our clients to shower really well before hoping into the tanks. All hair products and conditioners need to be taken out prior to use. This is to prevent residue coming off of the hair and body and compromising the quality of the solution. We supply residue free shampoo and body wash.

What type of shampoo, conditioner and body wash do we use?

We use a Canadian brand called Green Cricket. All shampoos, conditioners and body washes we have are 100% natural, residue, paraben, dye and fragrance free. They are also vegan and gluten free!

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