Some people fall asleep, but the water is so dense that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.
Come as you are – we provide everything that you need to float. Towels, earplugs, organic shower and body products, and blow dryers are all provided. You may wish to bring a contact lense case, a brush & your personal beautifying potions. Using bathers is also not recommended as they usually carry a lot of bacteria which would affect the hygiene in the pod, and also they will turn into cardboard due to the high salinity!
There are no rules as to how often you should float, however when you start floating, it is ideal if you are able to manage several floats within a fairly short time say one float per week or fortnight for 3-5 sessions. We know that this isn’t always possible however and most people will find they feel real benefit from even just one float.
For long-term benefits, it is preferable to float regularly (monthly, fortnightly or weekly) to help maintain reduced stress levels, muscle tension and improve overall well-being rather than using it as a reactionary treatment when stress & tension levels are already high.
The common sense approach that prevention is better than cure also applies to floating. We at The Float Space float anywhere between daily to weekly and can wholeheartedly confirm that ‘the more you float, the better it gets’ is true!
In the 24 hours before you float, don’t shave or wax as the Epsom salt water may sting your skin. Don’t drink caffeinated beverages for at least 4 hours before you float (it can make you a bit jittery). Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes prior to your float should prevent your stomach from growling while you float. That’s it, no other preparation is needed. If it is your first time – come 10-15 minutes early for a brief induction.
IMPORTANT: Please wait for 1 weeks after having coloured or dyed your hair (excludes bleaching/highlights), and 5 days after having a spray tan before your next float appointment.
Being in the pods is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You are always in control of your environment, you have the ability to open the door to the float pod at any time and leave the internal pod light on. Many people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the pod and that they actually feel very safe and comfortable. When you first get in we recommend you sit down and close and open the door a few times to see how easy it is to help you feel more comfortable.
The benefits of infrared sauna are almost endless. Some of these include: