Frequently Asked Questions
If the concept of Floating is completely new to you, but you are eager to try it out, here are a few of our most asked questions. If you can’t find your answer here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What do I bring on the day?
Just yourself. Essentials will be provided, including a towel, hairdryer, moisturiser, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and ear plugs.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems with floating. The float pod is 2.3 metres long and 1.4 metres wide. You’re always in control of your environment, and you can get out at anytime.
Can I drown if I fall asleep?
Not at all. You may fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat.
How are the tanks kept clean?
To keep the water clean, the main filter device is a custom-built, stainless-steel enclosure holding a 10 micron exchangeable filter bag. All water is routed by a high power UV light, taking care of anything that makes it past the extreme salt content of the water, the micro filter and the two separately controllable chemical peristaltic dispenser pumps (meant for dosing chlorine and peroxide).
Can I bring a friend?
Of course. Whilst sharing a float tank is not recommended, Rest House do have four float tanks available to ensure you are able to float at the same time as your friends.
Can I Float if I’m menstruating?
No. Unfortunately we do not recommend floating during menstruation.
Do I Float nude?
Floating nude is recommended. Anything you wear while floating will become heavy with Epsom salt.
Are there any side effects?
Some first-time floaters can emerge from the tank feeling slightly nauseous. This is actually a good sign as it indicates that built-up stress is in fact leaving the body. We very rarely experience any cases of nausea in subsequent visits.
Do I have to stay in the whole time?
No, you can open the hatch at any time. That said, the 60 minutes usually goes by much faster than you’d expect.
Can I Float during pregnancy?
Floating while pregnant provides enormous relief and comfort. The Epsom Salt solution decreases inflammation while providing optimum support. It is recommended to consult your GP prior to floating.
Will my skin wrinkle?
Not at all. The Epsom salt in the water is a natural skin emollient. Your skin will feel silky smooth.
What is Epsom Salt?
Epsom salt is magnesium sulphate and is non-toxic. It has been used for centuries for its healing properties. It raises the density of the water thus ensuring your body floats. It is also great to soak in if you have a magnesium sulphate deficiency.