Frequently Asked Questions
The Answers You Need
We understand that the idea of a floatation treatment may feel a little daunting if you are a first timer. That's why we have compiled some of our frequently asked questions to put your mind at ease. If you have a question and you can't see it answered here, please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our staff will be happy to help.
Do I need to do anything to prepare?
To ensure you can completely switch off during your session we recommend avoiding any caffeinated drinks before your float. It is also best to eat a light meal prior to your session to avoid any rumbling stomachs interrupting you! Also avoid shaving on the day of your float as freshly shaved skin may be irritated and thereby detract from the experience. Contact lenses also need to be removed, please bring a case to put them in.
Who shouldn't float?
Anyone suffering with the following conditions is advised not to float:
Can I float if I am pregnant?
Heavily pregnant women probably get more relief from the float room than anyone else. Just lying on a bed can be extremely uncomfortable for women in the later stages of pregnancy due to massive gravitational strain placed on the body. The float room is a wonderful haven to which pregnant women can escape. Pregnancy and Birth magazine gave floatation 10 out of 10 as a useful pregnancy therapy.
We do recommend you consult your Doctor before floating.
Can I float if I'm menstruating?
What if I'm claustrophobic?
You will be in complete control of your environment so you can choose to float with the lid open and the interior light on if it makes you more comfortable. You may find that once you start to relax and unwind you are ready to switch off and close the lid but there is no pressure for you to do this unless you feel comfortable doing so.
Can I drown in the pod?
How do I know the pod is clean?
What is the minimum age to float?
What effect does floating have on the mind?
Will I be in a seperate pod if I choose a "couples float"?
When you book to float with a friend you will choose both pod 1 and pod 2, these are in seperate rooms with ensuite shower. Floating in the same pod detracts from the experience of silence and would not be calming if you kept bumping into each other...
Who shouldn't use the infrared sauna?
Anyone with the following conditions should not sauna without medical advice:
What shall I wear for my appointment?
We are very relaxed to the extent that some people wear their PJs for the last float session of an evening. Come to the centre how you feel most comfortable, all of the rooms are private and if you'd like to wear swimmers you can.