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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is floating?

As explained by a pre-eminent scientist; "floating is a method of attaining the deepest rest that humankind has ever experienced."

Essentially, it’s spending an hour or so lying quietly in the dark, suspended in a warm solution of Epsom salt, about 10" deep, and so dense that you float effortlessly. We play some gentle music to help you relax. In short; it’s complete mental and physical relaxation.

Might I be bored or frightened?

Anyone who floats regularly will tell you how blissfully comfortable and deeply relaxed they feel whilst floating. You’re as close as you are ever likely to be to an experience of weightlessness; and, surprisingly, there is no feeling of being confined in a tight space.

But I’m claustrophobic!?

It’s okay... many people are, but we’ve also got large float rooms... you can stand up inside them. The light is controlled from inside, giving you total control of your environment.

What effects does floating have on the body?

In the gravity free environment the body balances and heals internally as all the senses are rested. Research shows that floating measurably reduces blood pressure and heart rate whilst lowering the levels of stress related chemicals in the body. Old injuries and aches, (especially backache) experience relief as floating helps blood circulation.

Floating is used widely in the treatment of stress, anxiety, jet lag and to improve concentration and creativity. Sports performance and ‘wind down’ is also enhanced during floating. Also, one hour of floating has the restorative effects of 4 hours of sleep!

What effects does floating have on the mind?

During a float, you produce slower brain-waves patterns, known as theta waves, (normally experienced only during deep meditation or just before falling asleep). This is usually accompanied by vivid imagery, very clear, creative thoughts, sudden insights and inspirations or feelings of profound peace and joy, induced by the release of endorphins, the body’s natural opiates.

Because of these effects, floating is used effectively in the treatment of depression and addictions, including smoking and alcohol. It is also used in schools and universities as tools for Super Learning.

Is floating successful for everyone?

Floating, as with other things, doesn’t suit everybody. It needs willingness on your part to let go and see what happens, and you may need to float a few times before you are able to relax completely, both physically and mentally. Depending on your own journey through life, a float might provide an hour of total physical relaxation - or a profound healing experience, emotionally and spiritually transforming. Floating can be a wonderful aid to opening doors into your inner world, gradually allowing access to those deeper levels at which real changes take place.

What if I can’t swim?

Floating doesn’t require any swimming skills what so ever. You’ll actually float like a cork, and, it doesn’t matter what shape or size you are.

Can I drown if I fall asleep?

No, the epsom salts would keep you afloat and if you were to turn over then the salt water would wake you up right away. Remember to always float with your head out towards the door and exit the tank as soon as you hear music at the end of the float.

Can I float if I’m pregnant?

Floating has been proven to relieve much of the stress and discomfort of pregnancy and can offer you and your baby deep relaxation. However, we do not recommend floating in the first trimester of pregnancy and it should always be discussed with a GP first.

Is it private?

Yes, you float within your own private room (so there is no need to wear a bathing suit or swimming shorts). Each of our rooms has it’s own shower and is for your exclusive use for the duration of your session.

Will my skin wrinkle?

No. Because the water contains high salt levels it doesn’t rob your skin of salt, (which is what causes wrinkling). Rather, it leaves you skin soft and silky.

Am I locked in?

No, the door simply pushes open. Also the light switch is located inside the tanks.

How is water hygiene maintained?

Infinity Float comply with the most stringent health and safety regulations. The water contains mostly salt and so the solution is sterile. We add a limited amount of (swimming pool) chemicals to ensure it’s totally clean. We filter the water thoroughly between each float session and pass the solution through powerful UV wavelengths up to 5 times longer than required, guaranteeing full sanitation.

Can I come with a friend?

Yes, over half of our clients come with friends. It’s great to have someone to talk about your experience with. We have two Floatrooms and two Dreampods and will schedule your floats simultaneously.

What do I bring?

Just an open mind and a tired body! We provide everything else.. towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a hairdryer. However, you may want to bring a brush or comb for after you get out.

How long should I allow?

The whole session lasts an hour and a half, including showering and dressing time but allow extra time as it’s important for you to relax after your float. We offer complimentary tea after your float.

How many times do I need to float to notice results?

Though many notice results after their first float, some will notice improvements after their second or third float. This gives the body enough time to adjust to the new environment. This is also the reason why we offer three floats in our introduction package.

Can I give a float session as a gift?

Yes, many birthdays are spent here courtesy of our gift vouchers. They can be arranged over the phone or during your visit.

Do I need to book?

Sometimes you can get a same-day float, but usually you’ll need to book. You can call us or do it online with instant confirmation here.

Are there people who shouldn’t float?

You should not float if:

You suffer from incontinence, diarrhoea, infectious diseases or uncontrolled epilepsy

You're menstruating, breastfeeding or in the first trimester of pregnancy

You have a special or lacquered hairdo, or have recently dyed your hair

You have applied hair colour or used tanning products within the last week

You have open or bleeding wounds

You have been medically advised not to float

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Why can't I float when breastfeeding?

This is because the epsom salt can stimulate lactation, however this is now more understood that it should be ok during floatation. It is precautionary as we can't have other bodily fluids coming into the Float water. If you would like to talk to one of our staff we can take some precautionary measures and you may be able to book in a session. E.G, wearing a bathing suit top to prevent drops or leakage and being at a later stage post pregnancy.