What Is a Float Tank?

Do you ever find yourself getting overwhelmed by the world around you? Maybe you’re struggling with inner battles you can’t shake. Whatever the case, a float therapy session can help provide you with some peace.

A float tank is a large chamber or pod that’s halfway filled with water along with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. The result of this combination is a buoyancy strong enough that when you lay back in the water, you become almost weightless. 

Float tanks provide a sensory deprivation experience by allowing your body to relax nearly free from the pull of gravity. The effect helps people relieve anxiety, stress and depression while also alleviating muscle tension. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Float Tanks

If you’re new to the idea of float therapy, you’re most likely wondering about how it works. Here are a few answers to some common questions people have about float tanks.

What Do You Wear in a Float Tank? Are You Naked?

We do not require guests to wear a swimsuit when using the float tank.

Are Float Tanks Clean?

Absolutely! We clean and disinfect the facility between each session, but the cleanliness doesn’t stop there. Our float pod uses an advanced filtration system in which every ounce of water gets cycled through four times between each float.

This filtration system guarantees a high level of cleanliness during all floating sessions. Additionally, the high levels of salt make the water in the tank sterile. 

Are Float Tanks Safe? What About During Pregnancy?

Yes, it’s safe for most people to use a float tank. However, you should always check with your doctor beforehand if you’re pregnant.

While float tanks can be safe for pregnant people, it’s not always a guarantee for everyone. You should also check with a doctor first if you have high blood pressure, heart ailments or any other condition.

A few reasons you wouldn’t be allowed to use a float tank include having communicable or infectious skin conditions, open sores, kidney disease or a number of other factors.

Is it Okay to Fall Asleep in a Float Tank?

Float tanks could help insomnia sufferers by alleviating anxiety, muscle aches and overall tension. However, it’s dangerous to fall asleep in a float tank as you could risk drowning.

How Deep is the Water? Can I Do it if I Don’t Know How to Swim?

The water in a float tank is just under one foot deep (11.8 inches). Since a tank contains 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt, the water has high buoyancy and is very easy to float on.

How Do You Float?

The quantity of salt in the water virtually eliminates gravity from the tank. You simply lean backward, lay flat and let yourself hover as the saltwater takes care of the rest!

Align Your Mind, Body and Spirit With Float Therapy

Daily life can be filled with anxiety. But float therapy can give you a break from the world as you drift into mental and physical relaxation and restoration. Call us today at 844-475-3743 or book your appointment online.