A Floatation Tank is a light free and soundproof relaxation pod. The Pod is filled with 10 to 12 inches of water and has 500kg’s of Magnesium Sulphate dissolved in it, making the density of the water so great, you cannot sink and become ultra buoyant. Floating your way in to meditative bliss, you float effortlessly, almost like a zero-gravity like state relieving all pressure from any aching joints or muscles. Floatation Tanks are also known as sensory deprivation tanks as distractions from outside stimuli are switched off while in the Float Pod allowing you to truly rest. The Float Pod water is kept at a constant 35 degrees which is optimum for the core temperature to rest at. You awake from a Float session totally rejuvenated and ready to take on anything with motivation, energy and a clear focus.
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 bring a hairbrush & deodorant, otherwise everything else is supplied & complimentary. You float naked in the privacy of your assigned float room so, no need to bring swimwear.
The Float tanks come well equipped with several features to maintain hygiene of the water. The main filter device is a custom built stainless steel enclosure holding a replaceable 10 micron filter bag, capable of filtering debris in the water as small as ¼ the size of the diameter of a human hair. The water is also pumped through a UV light sterilisation cycle; Filtered for a solid 30 minutes continuously then, given a dose of hydrogen peroxide. The Float Pods, float rooms, shower facilities and room amenities are all then cleaned thoroughly by our friendly staff using high grade disinfectants.
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.
Most definitely. At the rate of the current solution, you would have to weigh more than 1500kgs to possibly even make a dent in the water.
It is no problem if you cannot swim or float, the ultra buoyancy will take care of that for you, cradling you as you float effortlessly and enjoy the relaxation benefits of Floatation Therapy.
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 or over to float. 16-18 must have the presence of a parent or guardian available in the centre throughout the Float session.
We will not allow you to float if you:
You must be able to lift your own body weight in and out of the pod un-assisted.
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.