Frequently Asked Questions
Can I float if I have died my hair or had a tattoo?
If you have recently died your hair, we suggesting waiting 3-4 weeks (or until water is running clear when you wash your hair) before floating as the high salt content can draw colour out of the hair. We also suggest waiting for 3-4 weeks if you have recently had a tattoo.
What do I need to bring with me?
We provide: Earplugs; organic shampoo, conditioner and shower gel; organic body lotion; hairdryer and water.
What you need to bring: A towel. We do have spares but charge £4 for towel rental. Any personal toiletries not listed above.
Swimsuits: many people ask us if they need to bring something to wear in the pod. You have your own private room so we suggest floating without anything on to be completely free – but it is up to you!
I’m claustrophobic, can I use the floating room?
This is a common concern however most people mild or moderate claustrophobia are fine. We have chosen to use a float room as it’s much larger and higher than a normal float tank. There is a light inside the room which you choose to leave on and you are welcome to leave the door open. However after the first float most people who are worried about claustrophobia go on to float with the door closed and the light off and they feel safe and relaxed. If you suffer from extreme claustrophobia, this may not be the treatment for you.
How is the tank kept hygienic?
The high saline content of the flotation environment ensures that nothing harmful can survive within the tank. The water within the tank is automatically filtered between each customer and is sanitised with a small amount of Bromine.
Is there a risk of drowning?
The high buoyancy of the water makes it impossible for the individual to go beneath the surface. Once settled it even becomes difficult to touch the bottom of the pod with your hand just beneath you.
Can I float if I’m pregnant?
Floating is generally considered safe for pregnant ladies and I have actually floated whilst pregnant myself (it was great.) And more than that, its a brilliant therapy to help with general aches and pains of pregnancy. Having said that, I personally have a policy of not allowing ladies to float in the first trimester and I ask for you to check with your midwife before booking in. If you have any other questions please do get in touch.
Can I float if I’m menstruating?
Same rules apply as if you were swimming, if you can control your flow with a tampon or mooncup then there’s no problem floating whilst menstruating.