Float Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

July 3, 2018

What is a Float Therapy?

Flotation Therapy is essentially a way of achieving deep relaxation by spending an hour or more lying quietly in darkness, suspended in a warm solution of Epsom salt.Float tanks are also known as isolation tanks, sensory deprivation tanks & REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) chambers.

 

Why Should I Float?

Floating has been used for a variety of reasons, both anecdotal and scientifically backed:

  • Stress reduction.

  • Anxiety relief.

  • Sports recovery.

  • Pain relief.

  • To promote relaxation.

  • Reduce headaches.

  • Increased circulation.

  • For more restful sleep.

 

Are Float Tanks sanitary?

The interior of a float tank is exceptionally sanitary. Each tank has up to 1,500 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in the water, which raises the salinity to levels that are inhospitable to bacteria, including microbes and other pathogens.

 

In addition, our float tanks come equipped with several features to maintain hygiene of the water. The main filter device is a stainless steel enclosure holding a 10 micron filter bag, capable of filtering debris in the water as small as 1/4 the size of the diameter of a human hair. Water is also continuously pumped by a UV light array, taking care of any micro-organisms that survives the extreme salt content of the water. Our float tanks also feature a dual chemical injection system, allowing for use of  chemical disinfectants.

 

How Often Can I Float?

While you can float every day without harm, we find that the relaxing effects of a one-hour float typically last beyond that day. For best results, we recommend regular sessions, and many clients find that floating once or twice a week provides the most benefits.

 

Is There a Weight Limit?

No, other than the actual size of the tank itself, which is 8 feet by 4 feet. 6′ 10″ clients weighing over 350 pounds have floated comfortably.

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