Float Spa FAQs
Is there anything I should do to prepare for my float?
The most important thing to prepare is RELAX. It will make the experience more beneficial if you arrive relaxed. Prior to your session please avoid shaving and waxing as the Epsom salt water may sting your skin. Try to avoid caffeine as it may interfere with your ability to relax and it may make you a bit jittery. Eating a light meal or snack about an hour to 90 minutes prior to your float should alleviate any hunger pains.
Do I need to bring anything to my float?
If you wear contacts bring a contact lens case, a brush & your personal beautifying products. We provide the following items: towels, earplugs, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, basic hair styling products, a hair dryer and flat iron.
What do I wear for floating?
Nothing, floating is done in the nude. However it’s your float, so you can certainly wear a swimsuit, but most people who float do not so that they will not be bothered by the feeling of something touching their skin.
What if I’m claustrophobic, will I still enjoy floating?
You are always in control of your environment, you have the ability to open the door to the float pod at any time and leave a light on. While it may seem a bit strange at first, we find that if you give yourself a little time to relax and get used to it, you’ll feel very safe and comfortable. Many people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the pod.
Am I locked in while experiencing floatation therapy?
No, you are in complete control of your experience at all times. There is a lock on the door to your float room for your privacy. But in case of an emergency, our staff can unlock the float room door.
Do I have to stay in for the whole time?
You are completely in control of your float experience. You can get out at anytime. The 60 minutes usually goes by way faster than you’d expect.
Can more than one person float in at a time?
No, our pods are designed for single floaters only.
Is floating at Crystal Rose Wellness private?
Yes, each float pod is contained within an individual room with its own shower and is for your exclusive use for the duration of your session.
Will I get cold, like staying in a bath too long?
No, the pod is heated all the time to the perfect temperature to heighten your floating experience. The temperature of the water feels warm when you get in, but it is at normal skin temperature (93.5 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Celsius), the perfect temperature for floating. You’ll always feel warm and cozy.
How long do people usually float?
We recommend 60 or 90 minute floats. As you become more experienced and aware of the effects of floating you may want to increase your floating time.
How often should I float?
While you can float everyday without harm, we find that the relaxing effect of floating will typically last beyond that day. For best results we recommend regular float sessions for the most benefit.
How many times do I need to float to feel results?
Many people experience significant benefits on their first float, however like any form of active wellness, consistent and repeated usage amplifies the results. We find that after your second or third float, you’ll be able to relax both physically and mentally and you’ll really start to feel how awesome floating can be.
What will it be like?
Everyone’s float experience is different. Please feel free to share your float experience in the journal provided in the lobby and read about the floating experiences of others.
What if I can’t swim? Can I drown if I fall asleep in the float pod?
Floating doesn’t require any swimming skills what so ever and you can’t drown. There is only 10 inches of water in the pod, and due to the amount of Epsom salt, no matter your size or shape, you will float. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you will stay afloat. 90 minutes of floating is equal to 4 hours of solid sleep. Many people who suffer from insomnia or jet lag get relief from floating.
Can I float if I’m pregnant?
Pregnant women love floating! In fact pregnant women get more relief from floating than anyone else. Floating relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before floating.
Can I float if I just coloured or permed my hair?
The salt water will strip some color from your hair. We recommend that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is rinsing clear, if there is still some color coming out you should not float. We do provide bathing caps but do not guarantee the results.
Is the salt solution bad for me or my skin?
No. Magnesium sulfate, is actually really good for you. Magnesium regulates the activity of more than 325 enzymes and is vital for many bodily functions, from muscle control and electrical impulses to energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins. Furthermore, your body will also absorb the other component of the salt, sulfates. Sulfates are involved in a wide variety of functions in the body. They play a vital role in the formation of brain tissue, joint proteins and the proteins that line the walls of the digestive tract.
How do you clean the pods?
The water in each Float pod is mostly salt, a solution which is inherently sterile. After each float and when the pod is not in use, the pod has a built in purification system that purifies the water using UV (ultraviolet) and Ozone treatment. Between each session the water is completely purified 4 times with a micron filter and both the UV light and Ozone technologies to purify and disinfect the water. We also require all floaters shower before entering the pods. The cleanliness of our establishment and pods are our top priority for your safety and ours.
We will not allow you float if you have any of the following conditions:
- Open wounds or infectious skin disorders
- Chemically treated your hair with the last 7 days
- High risk pregnancy
- Under the influence of any drug or alcohol
- Epilepsy or serious mental conditions *
- Respiratory disorders *
* Unless you have consulted with your physician prior to floating.
Are there any medical conditions that might make using a float pods dangerous?
Please consult with your doctor if you have concerns. People with epilepsy—even if it is under control and especially if it is not medically controlled—should consult their physician prior to floating. If you are pregnant, you should consult your physician prior to floating.