Floating FAQS

I'm a little claustrophobic and am worried about floating in the pod- Can I still float?

“Claustrophobia” is the #1 mis-conception about floating in a pod.

You CAN float with the lid open as well as lights and music on!

Many people who initially express a fear of small spaces feel much better once they know they control the entire process. Their fears subside and the vast majority will go on to close the lid and turn off the light! Use the tank in the way which is most comfortable for you.

  • If you want to stop you can do so at any time!

  • You control the lighting and music

  • You open and close the door whenever you want

  • You can float with the door open!

  • You are always in control of the environment

What do I wear?

Most people don’t wear anything when they float to avoid distraction from the feeling of fabric. Each room is completely private, including a private shower. Though you can wear a swimsuit if you prefer however we do ask that no clothing other than a swimsuit is worn inside the pod.

What do I need to bring?

Yourself, a towel and any body products i.e. body wash etc that you would like to use. We do keep the essentials such as a fresh towel, body wash, shampoo, conditioner on hand in case you forget anything. We also provide ear plugs and hair dryer so all as you will need is yourself and any extra or specific personal items you wish to bring along. Also please note if you do have allergies to certain products or essential oils please bring along your own toiletries in case ours contain that product or oil.

How long does it take?

Your float session inside the pod will last one hour. We request that you arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow yourself to truly relax and prepare for entering the pod and so you are not rushing as well as allow yourself 5-10 minutes after your float to shower and change. If for some reason you do need to be out sooner we can adjust your float time to suit.

I have recently dyed my hair or had a fake tan applied will this affect my float?

Yes, it will as unfortunately you will be unable to float. Recently coloured rinses, hair dyes and spray-on tans can run into the salt solution. This can damage our tanks as well as it will ruin your fresh hair colour or wash off your fake tan.

We would suggest not floating within a week of having your hair dyed OR having a spray-on tan.

Can I float while pregnant?

Yes! This is very popular for pregnant Mum’s-to-be! Research suggests that floating is good for you and the baby. Especially in later stages of pregnancy. The buoyant environment allows you to escape many of the discomforts of pregnancy.

A float session makes a great baby shower gift!

We recommend against floating during the first trimester, and as with most activities, we do recommend checking with your doctor first.

Can floating help with meditation?

People who are used to meditating will love floating. You will find that you adapt within one or two floats and find yourself floating away to another world. Those unaccustomed to spending time with their own thoughts and inner reflection will normally take three to five floats to feel completely relaxed and at ease. Your experience improves with each float!

Can I wear my contact lenses in the pod?

We do not recommend it as initially they can be a nuisance and therefore a distraction as well as if you do happen to get salt in your eyes (rare but can happen) you will struggle to clear your eyes with contacts in.

Do I have to wear ear plugs while I float?

We do recommend wearing them however this is a personal preference. We would suggest at least wearing them for the first couple of times you float, and once you are used to it you can decide for yourself.

What should/shouldn't I eat or drink before I float?

Eating and drinking prior to a float is perfectly fine however we do recommend that you consume a light meal approximately 1.5 hours prior to your session to allow your stomach to digest and so that you are not to full whilst floating and also not hungry, which either will distract you from relaxing to your full potential. 

Please consume plenty of water during the day as well as after your float. We advise against drinking caffeine (energy drinks or coffee) as you will find it harder to relax and strictly no alcohol prior to a float session. 

There is also a water jug with cool filtered water and a glass in the room so please feel free to help yourself.

Is there anyone who shouldn't float?

Ok, here is the legal disclaimer bit: To float you must;

  • Read, understand and agree to our terms and conditions

  • Read and understood all the FAQs

  • Be able to climb in and out of the tank unaided (this is no more difficult than climbing into a bath)

  • Not be under the influence of drugs, alcohol or illegal substances

You must not use the floatation tank if you:

  • Suffer from incontinence, nausea, uncontrolled epilepsy or psychotic episodes

  • Have a history of regular ear infections

  • Are currently sick with a contagious illness

  • Have been medically advised not to float

  • Have open or bleeding wounds

  • Have an acute skin condition

  • Have a pacemaker or have a serious heart condition

  • Have a recent spray-on tan or freshly coloured hair

What if I fall asleep?

Falling asleep is not a problem – if anything, falling asleep will only prove that you have been in a heightened state of relaxation. At the end the session the music and light will come on and wake you peacefully. If you fall into a really deep sleep the water will start circulating 5 mins after the end of the session. Don’t just think of your ‘float session’ as being limited to the 60 minutes; it is how you feel immediately after, how you sleep, how you feel the morning after and how you perceive your world and the life around you for the next week following your salty float experience!

Can I float whilst menstruating?

As the pod is similar to a swimming pool in that regard please take the same precautions you would as if you were going swimming.

How do I know the water is clean?

We adhere to an extremely strict set of testing protocols by the WA Health Department. The water is tested every day for hygiene, specific gravity, pH balancing, sterilisation and temperatures. Our specially designed filters are capable of screening the water down to as little as 1 micron (100th the size of a hair). The entire contents of the tank are flushed through and filtered 4 complete volumes of water between every customer (plus the 1,000 litres of water goes through 16 filters during this process!) The WA Health Department regularly visits us for water samples and to inspect the overall hygiene of our pods & pod rooms.

Fresh water is added daily to top up the pods and the Salt Concentration alone will kill almost everything! Regular disinfection cycles do the rest!