Frequently Asked Questions
What is Float Therapy?
Floating in a floatation pod, also known as float therapy, is the one of the most effective means of stress relief and relaxation you can ever experience. You will strip down to your birthday suit and enter a large bathtub-like structure filled with 10 inches of water, kept at ~93.5 degrees with ~1,100 pounds of Epsom salt. Air flows into the room and there is nothing that will prevent you from exiting at any time. Once you lay down your body will float effortlessly in the water, we promise no extra effort is required!
Can I drown if I fall asleep?
Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes. Your body will always wake you up when/if that happens, that we can guarantee.
Do I need to bring anything?
Just yourself, a towel (or grab one from our location), flip flops, brush or comb. Earplugs, soap and shampoo, q-tips and hair dryer are provided. You’ll also be floating in your “birthday suit” (naked) so you will not need to bring a bathing suit.
How is the water maintained and cleaned?
Our float pod is equipped with a sanitation system to filter particles from the water to 1 micron in size and are FDA compliant for drinking water (Class 1 Filtration). The filter is also equipped with a UV filter and the water is treated with a small dose of Food-Grade hydrogen peroxide. Additionally, salt is a natural anti-microbial and antiseptic, especially at the high concentration present in the floatation pod. Between each session the Float Pod’s water is completely purified 4 times with a 5-micron filter and both Ozone and UV Light technology to purify and disinfect the water.
The Oasis complies with stringent health and safety regulations. The water in the Float Pod is likely the most pristine you have ever been in! The water in the Float Pod is mostly salt—a solution which is inherently sterile. After each float, and anytime the Pod is not in use, our state of the art purification system purifies the water.
How do I prepare for my float?
Single and first floats can often be profound. However, there can be a bit of a learning curve requiring a few floats to feel totally comfortable.
Avoid shaving, tanning, waxing—or anything else that would increase the sensitivity of your skin.
We provide salve in the Pod room to protect any small cuts and grazes from stinging!
Hair color needs to be “set” before coming in to float (your shower water is running completely clear). Please reschedule if it is not.
We encourage clients to avoid caffeine for at least 4 hours before floating for the most relaxing experience.
If you have recently colored your hair, it must be set (the shower water runs clear) before floating.
Because floating is so relaxing, if you come on an empty stomach, you may be distracted by stomach grumbles. We recommend eating something small prior to your float, but allowing at least 30 minutes to digest before your appointment.
There’s a lot of salt in our float spas. Thus, it is best to avoid wearing your “best clothes”. We recommend comfortable garments that are easy to change in and out of.