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Floatation Therapy F.A.Qs.

Is Floatation scientifically proven?

Floatation therapy was discovered in the 1950’s by John C. Lilly, with float centres opening to the public in the USA in the 1970’s. It can also be known as sensory deprivation or R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy), and is an incredible break from the extreme sensory input we receive from our daily lives.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t float?

  • People who have uncontrolled epilepsy, or a history of unexplained seizures, or uncontrolled incontinence.
  • Any one who is under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or has medications that cause sedative effects.
  • People who are prone to ear infections, have reactions to Epsom salt or Hydrogen Peroxide, or have skin allergies.

Read our full guide to who should not use a float tank. Prior to floating, you will be required to sign a waiver before your first float. When in doubt, please consult your doctor. Infinity Float reserve the right to cancel sessions if they are concerned about your safety. 

What do I need to bring?

We offer complementary towels, earplugs, and toiletries. You may want to bring swimwear, but this is optional. No need to bring anything else!

How is the water cleaned?

In between each float, the water is filtered 3 times for a duration of 15 minutes, passing through a 1-micron filter, and a UV light disinfection. The high concentration of Epsom salt also creates a sterile environment where microorganisms cannot survive in. Our water is tested on a daily basis to ensure strict hygiene.

What if I feel claustrophobic?

You are in control of your experience at all times. The pod or room doesn’t lock, and you may step in and out at any time. You may also choose to keep the light on. Our pods are 2.1m long and 1.4m across, which is a comfortable space for most people.

Is the water cold?

The water is heated to skin temperature – roughly 35 degrees. This removes the sensation of water touching your skin, and is the secret to giving you the sensation of weightlessness.

Can I float if I am pregnant?

Floating can help ease the aches and pains that come with pregnancy. Whilst shown to be safe, please consult your GP prior to floating in your first trimester or if you have any accompanying medical conditions.

Can I float if I can’t swim?

Floating doesn’t require swimming skills. No matter what height or weight, you’ll float.

Is floating successful for everyone?

Floating doesn’t suit everybody. Floating requires a willingness to let go and see what happens. As with other experiences, 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 emotional healing experience. Floating can be a wonderful aid to those recovering from trauma or suffering from depression and anxiety.