This is a common concern. You can choose to float with the door of the tank open and with the interior light on. Once we have explained to our customers that they are in charge of the whole procedure, their worries subside, and usually they go on to float with the door closed and the light off. Both of these functions are fully controllable from within the tank.
The high saline content of the floatation environment plus a tiny amount of disinfectant ensures that nothing harmful can survive within the tank. The water within the tank is automatically filtered between each customer, and further cleanliness is assured as we tell all customers to shower before and after each float session.
The high buoyancy of the water makes it impossible for the individual to go beneath the surface. Once settled it is only possible to touch the bottom of the tank with a great deal of effort.
No. Everything you need is provided by us. You won't need a swimsuit as each tank is situated in its own private room. You can bring your own towel if you wish, but we provide big, fluffy clean ones for Â£1. All of our showers have shampoo and body-gel provided. You will only need to bring your usual post-shower products such as deodorant, skin creams etc.
Not in the true sense of the word. Some first-time floaters can emerge from the tank feeling slightly nauseous. This is actually a good sign as it indicates that built-up stress is in fact leaving the body. We very rarely experience any cases of nausea in subsequent visits.
No. Floating is perhaps the easiest pastime imaginable. The only precaution that you should take is that you should not shave at all on the day of your float session. The high salt content of the water is extremely irritating to freshly shaved skin. We provide Vaseline in every room for people to cover any small cuts and grazes, and this can be effective in covering shaved skin, but our advice is to avoid shaving altogether on the day of your float.
Absolutely not. In fact heavily pregnant women probably get more relief from the float tank than anyone else. Just lying on a bed can be extremely uncomfortable for women in the later stages of pregnancy due to the massive gravitational strain placed on the body. The float tank is a wonderful haven to which pregnant women can escape. We do however recommend that like most activities floating should be avoided in the first trimester.