- What is The Flotation Tank?
- What does it do?
- Do you have 2 tanks?
- Can I drown?
- Can I Float if I am Pregnant?
- Do you have to be a certain age to float?
- Will I feel claustrophobic?
- How is the water sanitized?
- Do I need a swim suit?
- Can I float if I am menstruating?
Q: What is The Flotation Tank?
A: A large, enclosed, saltwater bath tub meant to minimize sensory input to the brain. It was created in the 1950’s by Dr. John C. Lilly.
Q: What does it do?
A: It allows the user deep relaxation in an almost weightless environment. It gives the body a chance to heal itself and the mind a chance to organize itself. It also helps to deepen one’s understanding of the human experience.
Q: Do you have 2 tanks?
Q: Can I drown?
A: No, no one has ever drown in a flotation tank because the water is so positively buoyant.
Q: Can I Float if I am Pregnant?
A: Yes. We recommend that you consult your physician before floating while pregnant but many pregnant women have found floating to be the most relaxing experience they had during their pregnancy.
Q: Do you have to be a certain age to float?
A: No. People of all ages can float.
Q: Will I feel claustrophobic?
A: Some people feel claustrophobic but only with the door closed. If you are feeling claustrophobic just open the door and float with your head at the door end! The majority of people who worry about claustrophobia in the tank actually reported a sensation of floating in space. Many people who think they’ll be claustrophobic say that it was the best experience they’ve had for confronting their claustrophobia. Bryan, our first floater, had a similar experience. Click here to read about it.
Q: How is the water sanitized?
A: The water is sanitized through oxidation, which engulfs and kills ANY bacteria in the water. The main oxidizer is our Ozone Generator. It infuses O3 into the water which causes bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae cells to explode on contact, thus killing them and creating HIGHLY sanitary water. Ozone is 200 times more effective than chlorine and works 900 times faster! We also put small amounts of concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide in our water, which is another oxidizer that will kill any bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae, and is NOT a carcinogen! Click here to learn more about how Ozone disinfects. Click here to learn more about how Hydrogen Peroxide disinfects.
Q: Do I need a swim suit?
A: No, you go totally naked because you don’t want anything touching you. A swimsuit touching your skin is sensory input that can take away from the experience.
Q: Can I float if I am menstruating?
A: Yes if you use a tampon or similar device.