Frequently Asked Questions
WHY SHOULD I FLOAT?
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
- 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 6 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?
WHAT IF I CAN’T SWIM?
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?
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?
Come on In!
Mon Closed for deep clean
Tue 10am – 6pm
Wed 10am – 10pm
Thur & Fri 10pm – 9pm
Sat 10am – 7:30pm
Sun 10am – 6pm
Ask in store for out of hour times
085 257 3687
Eden Hall, Model Farm Road