Will I be bored?
Relaxing your mind can take practice. If your mind is agitated you may like to ask us to play the music for longer to help you relax.
What if I am claustrophobic?
The float tank door and light are controlled by you. You can keep the door open and light on if you prefer. Do what feels right for you. Often peoples’ fears subside once they realise they are in control. You are welcome to come and have a look at the tank and our facilities prior to booking to help you decide if it is something you would like to try. Please call us to arrange a suitable time.
Will I have enough air?
Yes! The air is warm and rises by convection. The warm air leaves through a vent at the top and fresh air enters near the water line.
Can I accidentally turn over in the water?
No. The water is very shallow, and dense with 350kg of magnesium sulphate. Your body will float higher than you would in a regular pool. You float effortlessly on your back, with no tendency to roll over, even if you fall asleep.
Is the float tank for everyone?
You may need to float a few times before you are able to completely relax, both physically and mentally. For this reason we offer an Introductory Special for new floaters to try floating three times at a great price to really get a feel for if it is something they would like to continue. As with anything new, and given everyone is different, it is best to try something a few times before passing judgement.
If you have low blood pressure, epilepsy, severe depression, infectious diseases or open wounds it won’t be suitable for you.
How is the water hygiene maintained?
All floaters shower before entering the tank. Between sessions the water is thoroughly pumped through a high quality filter, removing hair and skin cells. Given the high level of salinity the environment does not support bacteria or viruses. For extra protection and to comply with health and safety regulations, low levels of chlorine and bromine are in the water.
Is it private?
Yes. Once you have been shown the facilities only you will be in the float room and adjoining bathroom.
Will my skin wrinkle?
No. In a bath, water enters the skin and makes it turgid due to osmosis. Whilst floating water leaves the skin, reverse osmosis, and leaves your skin soft and silky.
What is magnesium sulphate and why is it used?
Epsom salts is the common name for Magnesium Sulphate. It is found naturally in the ground. It is very different to sea salt or table salt which is mainly Sodium Chloride. Magnesium sulphate is a mineral essential for good health. It is non toxic, although has a unpleasant salty taste. We use it in float tanks because of it’s benefits for the body, and it’s it density makes it easier to float.
Our magnesium sulphate is sourced naturally in Germany.