Frequently Asked Questions

WHY SHOULD I FLOAT?
Everyday your senses are constantly bombarded with noise, traffic, telephones, people and technology. All of this excess stimulation results in stress. A float tank removes all these influences and allows you to experience total physical and mental relaxation, which has been found to have some pretty amazing effects! The buoyancy created by 500kgs of Epsom salt lets you float effortlessly on top of the water. The water is skin temperature which helps erase feeling and leaving you wondering where your body ends and the water begins.  Without sensory input your mind is finally allowed to wander into the deepest state of relaxation. Your brain no longer needs to spend over 80% of its energy sending out signals so it slows down. This leaves you in a dream-like state.  Kind of like that space between awake and asleep. In this state (theta state) you find mental clarity, increased creativity and problem solving, heightened visualization, deepened meditation and acuteness of all the senses.  Best of all, you get the blissful feeling that comes with the brain dumping endorphins into the body! It may be the most relaxing thing you have ever done.
ARE THERE PEOPLE WHO SHOULDN’T FLOAT?

You will not be allowed to float if you have any of the following conditions or in any of the following situations:

  • Infectious skin or respiratory disorders
  • Open wounds
  • Incontinence
  • Epilepsy or serious mental conditions
  • A high-risk pregnancy
  • Have colored or permed your hair within 14 days
  • Under the influence of any drug or alcohol
  • Under 18 without parental presence
HOW ARE THE TANKS KEPT CLEAN?

There is 500kg’s of medical grade Epsom salt dissolved in each of our tanks.

The solution is so high in saline that no living microorganism can survive in there. After each session, the entire body of water is pumped and filtered through a 3 part filtration and sterilization system which includes Ultra Violet light and food grade hydrogen peroxide.

UV is considered the safest most effective system available. It maintains the water’s soft, clean and crystal clear appearance. In addition everyone is required to take a shower before entering the tank in order to wash off body oil, make up, hair products, etc.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF THE INTRO TO FLOATING SERIES?

You get 3 floats for €139 which is a pretty big plus!  We recommend chunking these together within 2-4 weeks to gain the most from floating this allows you to experience just how a regular floating schedule can benefit you.  Then you are in the best place to make a choice how floatation therapy can be added into your life to make the biggest impact on your body and mind.

WHAT IF I’M CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
You are in complete control of your environment. You have the ability to open the door to the float pod at any time and leave a light on. It may seem a bit strange at first, but we find that if you give yourself a little time to relax and get used to it, you’ll feel very safe and comfortable. If you are unsure at first you can leave the pod door open and keep the light switched on and when you feel comfortable try closing the door and when ready switch off the light. This way you will get the most from the experience.
WHAT IF I CAN’T SWIM?
No problem.  No swimming skills required.  All you need to do is know how to lay back and relax.  If you are able to do that in your bed at night, you are good to go.
CAN I DROWN IN THE TANK? WHAT IF I FALL ASLEEP?

The 10” of water in the tank is very very dense thanks to the 500kg of Epsom salt.  It is extremely buoyant and will support your body. 

Turning over in the tank is very difficult, but if you should manage it, the salt in the water would sting your eyes and wake you immediately.

This said, we think everyone should nap in a tank now and then!  One hour of sleep in the tank can feel like a solid rejuvenating extra long power nap.

We encourage sleeping in the tank and do it ourselves on a regular basis.

WHAT DO I WEAR IN THE TANK?
Since floating is a private experience, most people don’t wear any clothing. Swimsuits or other material against the body can distract and take away from your sensory reduction experience. In this case, it’s kind of like getting into the bath at home, so all we ask you to do is lay back, relax and enjoy the ultimate relaxation experience.
DO I HAVE TO WEAR EARPLUGS?

You are not required to wear earplugs, but Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone earplugs are provided.

If you have a history of ear issues including infections, and are concerned about getting water in your ears, you may want to bring earplugs you trust to protect your ears or use the pillow in the tank to keep your ears above the water.

The second option may cause you to hear a bit more ambient sound and this may take away from the experience!

HOW MANY TIMES DO I NEED TO FLOAT TO FEEL RESULTS?

The great thing is that the benefits happen with just one float.  But like any therapy, consistency yields even greater results.  Expect to go 2-3 times before you really notice the difference floating can make for you.  It takes a few times for your body to adjust to this unique environment.  This is the reason we offer an Introduction To Floating Series of 3 floats.  It’s the perfect way to find out if floatation therapy is right for you.

IS FLOATING DANGEROUS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?

The float tank is wonderful for pregnant women!  Floating is a great relief from the pull of gravity.  It helps dealing with back pain and discomfort.  FloatationLocations.com has this wise recommendation:

Pregnant woman probably get more relief from floating than most people. The extra weight carried by the mother-to-be can be very stressful due to the forces of gravity.   Floating eliminates the negative effects of gravity which can cause joint pain, inflammation, and stress on the organs as well as the unborn baby.

Pregnant woman have also reported a reduction of erratic movements of the baby inside the womb.  This is due to a phenomenon called the “mirror effect”.  The baby is safe and secure inside the womb and the mother shares a similar experience in the warm isolation tank.  Woman report a stronger connection with their baby when exposed to this environment.

CAN I FLOAT IF I HAVE MY PERIOD?
Yes.  Just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool or hot tub.

Come on In!

Weekdays

Mon-Fri 9:30am – 9:30pm

 

Weekends

Sat 9:30am – 8:00pm

Sun 9:30am – 6:30pmpm

Contact

Phone

085 257 3687

Mail

info@zerogravityfloat.ie

Address

Eden Hall, Model Farm Road

Cork , Ireland

T12 A9XE