Although floatation therapy has spread universally over the years, most people still have questions in respect to the therapy. While there are numerous questions, here are the most frequent ones that people ask about the topic.
How do I keep the tank clean?
One thing you need to keep in mind is that floating tanks are extremely sanitary. The Epsom salt that facilitates floating is a natural anti-microbial and antiseptic but to guarantee that the tank is in good sanitary condition between each use, a filter sanitation system is always in place.
Do i have to close the tank door?
The answer is that you do not have to. While closing the door of the float tank enables you to maximize the benefits of the float session by truly minimizing all sensory stimulation. It is possible to enjoy a floating session with the door to the tank door open. Some people prefer to leave the door open if they are worried about feeling restricted or the intensity of the experience.
What should I wear?
Floating is an extremely personal experience and as such, you should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Many floaters prefer to go in naked and this helps eliminate any sensory distractions, but you can go in with a bathing suit if you are more comfortable that way.
Will I feel confined?
Generally, many floaters do not experience claustrophobia since float tanks are quite spacious. The relaxing effect of floating normally eliminates any claustrophobia related anxiety. When you lock the door and experience the darkness of the tank, it actually feels spacious. Since there are no boundaries, it feels like you are in outer space and the experience is the exact opposite of an enclosed feeling. Nonetheless, if you worry about possible claustrophobic sensation, it is up to you to leave the door open.
How often should I float?
While it is possible to float every single day without harm, the relaxing effects of a one-hour session of float therapy last beyond that day. For best results, it is best to go for regular sessions and most clients find that floating one or two times a week provides immense benefits.
Is it advisable for me to float while pregnant?
Yes it is. In fact, floatation therapy is highly beneficial for pregnant women because it allows them to escape the strain that comes with the weight of the growing fetus. Aside from that, expectant mothers enjoy a mirroring effect as floating in the tank mimics the experience of the baby floating in their womb.
Can I fall asleep in the tank and what happens if i do?
Since floating is such a peaceful and relaxing experience, it is normal to fall asleep during your session. However, nothing will happen even if you do fall asleep. Drowning is not a concern thanks to the high density of the solution created by the Epsom salt and water. Therefore, there is a very low chance that you will turn over in your sleep.
Is floating for everyone?
Almost anyone can float aside from a few exceptions. Particular health concerns may require you to seek your physician’s advice prior to floating. Moreover, no one who has drugs or alcohol in their system should float and not anyone with suicidal tendencies or an open wound should float either.
Can I float while on my period?
Yes, you can. It is safe for women to float while menstruating under proper feminine hygiene. If you are comfortable and can control your menstruation in a swimming pool, then you can do the same in a float tank as well.
How much does a float tank session cost?
Perhaps this is deliberate to serve as a metaphor for life but these tanks can cost up to ten thousand dollars or more making an average session forty-five dollars per hour in Ottawa which is quite reasonable.