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Float FAQ’s

A floatation tank is a light free and soundproof relaxation pod. The Pod is filled with 10 to 12 inches of solution which is made up of water, 500kg of salt and magnesium – making the water to be buoyant. This solution is then heated to the skin temperature of 35 degrees. Inside the pod you will float effortlessly at a zero-gravity like state. Floatation Tanks also go by sensory deprivation tanks as your senses are switched off.

The sessions we offer start at 1 hour, 1.5 hours and 2 hours – all float sessions come with the choice of meditative or hypnotherapy music that you can switch on or off inside the tank at your leisure. 30 minute pregnancy float session ($50). “Please allow an extra 30 minutes on top of your nominated float session to account for the time necessary for, the introduction to floating and the pre & post shower requirements.

All you need to do is come in, we have the rest organised. We provide the essentials: body wash, shampoo, conditioner, ear buds, towels – all we ask is for you to bring a hairbrush and deodorant.

After each session, the entire pod undergoes a full sterilise. The water is filtered through a three-part filtration and sterilization system using UV light and hydrogen peroxide. The water in the tanks has a very high salt concentration meaning its almost impossible for anything to grow in the water even before filtering. All floatee’s must have a shower before entering the pods too.

No, you do not have to close the lid. Many people are worried that they will feel claustrophobic – But, once a person actually sees the floatation pod and realises just how big they are, they no longer have fear of closing the lid. The floatee is always in control of their session so, if it any stage, you want the lid open, all you have to do is give it a nudge and it will open for you. Please keep in mind though – leaving the lid open may cause you to feel cooler.

Since you will be floating in the complete privacy of your own room – you do not need to wear anything into the tank. Anything that you do wear in the tank can be restricting and can become a distraction.

Completely up to you, for best results we recommend regular sessions – 1 to 2 times weekly.

Yes, the water solution holds over 500kg of salt, making the water very buoyant – it is almost impossible to sink.

No, this won’t be an issue. The water solution holds over 500kg of salt, making the water very buoyant – it is almost impossible to sink.

You do not need to wear contacts or glasses while inside the float tank – in fact we highly suggest you do not wear contacts. Please bring your case with you to your appointment to take them out or just don’t wear them.

Floating while pregnant can be very comforting, relieving aches & pains of mother’s to be. However, we recommend floating only in the 2nd & 3rd trimester and Dr’s approval must be obtained prior. Also, a reduced 30 minute session is also recommended. The baby tends to get restless after this time limit and starts to kick mummy quite a bit! Yes, they already know how to get your attention when you’re ultra relaxed!

No. For hygiene reasons, we ask that you reschedule to a time when you are not menstruating.

No, please follow tattooist instructions and wait 6-8 weeks before floating.

Please make sure your hair runs clear in the shower for the last few washes prior to floating. Generally 2 weeks after your initial colour treatment is a safe amount of time, allowing the colour to set and the residual to be washed off in your shower at home.

It is physically possible to have two people in one float tank – but we do not permit it. Once you have had your session on your own, you’ll understand that the experience is quite personal.

You must be 16 years or older to have a floatation session with us. 16 – 18 years old also requires a parental consent.

We will not allow you to float if you:

  • Have infectious skin or respiratory disorders
  • Have open wounds or recent tattoos
  • Have incontinence
  • Have uncontrolled epilepsy or serious mental conditions
  • Are a high- risk pregnancy
  • Have coloured or permed your hair in the past 2 weeks
  • Are under the influence of any drugs or alcohol
  • Are currently menstruating
  • Are under the age of 18 without parental consent

No, we offer makeup remover wipes to take off before having a shower.

At the end of the session there is an automated voice that comes on to let you know your session is over. If you don’t hear her the biggest indicator is the water becomes disturbed and you will hear the pump turn on.

Its completely fine if you fall asleep you will still have the same benefits. The water will become disturbed and the pumps will come on at the end of your session to let you know your time is finished.

Yes, but you will need to follow a few precautions. We suggest fully wetting your hair with fresh water before and after your entering the float pod. This is because the hair won’t absorb as much salt water during your session. Also, a rinse with white vinegar is a common way of removing any salt residue.

No, this is a personal preference. We do however recommend wearing them because the salt can become a mud-like substance and can be very hard to get out of your ears.

No, the salt in the water can be very uncomfortable. We ask you to wait until it is healed to come in for a session.

In the floatation pods we have a spray bottle of fresh water easily accessible. If salt water is to get into your eyes (which is very common) all you need to do is grab the spray bottle and give it a few sprays to reduce the stinging.