With something new like floatation, you are obviously going to have a lot of questions! We've gathered the most relevant questions and answers to put your mind at ease and give you more of an idea of what the floatation experience is like.
Hover over and click on the questions to reveal the answers below.
Not to worry
Claustrophobia is a fear of being in enclosed spaces without any control. In the floatation tank, you are in complete control and can open the lid at any point from the inside.
And there was light
There is an internal light, which you can control from inside the tank. You can even have it on a light show mode, which alternates between many different colours. Most people eventually end up comfortable enough to float in the dark after a few floats.
The nasties don't stand a chance
The I-Sopod has a highly advanced filtration system which filters the water multiple times between floats to 1 micron (that’s 100 times smaller than a human hair!). Additionally the high salt content and disinfectant used ensures nothing nasty can survive.
The wonders of Epsom Salt
Epsom salt is used in the tanks and this is very different to that stuff in the sea! Epsom salt actually hydrates your skin so rather than ending up like a prune, you’ll have silky soft, nourished skin when you emerge. Find out more on our Epsom Salt page.
Yet more wonders
Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate) not only provides the required buoyancy to make you float but it also has many physical benefits and can be absorbed through the skin as you relax.
Birthday suit time
It is highly recommended to enter the tank nude as any costume will claw at you which is uncomfortable and distracting. Remember, you want to relax fully in there!
Not a chance
Drowning is simply not possible due to the buoyancy of the water unless you really are determined to do so and want to put in a lot of effort to turn around and lie face down.
It's good but it's not the one
A hot bath is indeed relaxing but it isn’t remotely close to the weightless, reduced sensory environment of the tank. Check out this blog post which explains the Top 10 reasons a floatation session is different to, and better than, a bath.
An hour to cherish
Your appointment will last 90 minutes in total with the float itself lasting 1 hour. 10 mins of soothing music at the start, which fades out. 45 mins of complete blissful silence and then 5 mins of music at the end to tell you that unfortunately, time’s up!
That's the spirit!
We generally have one designated weekend day per month for long floats. This is announced in the newsletter so be sure to sign up for that!
Bad News, I'm afraid
It is not recommended to float if this is the case.
You are advised to use the toilet just prior to your session, which should ensure there is no need.
Give it some time
You should try to avoid eating or drinking anything immediately before the float. Additionally any energy drinks or coffee should not be consumed within two hours of the start of your session
At your service
Not a problem. Give us a call and we can arrange a time to suit you
Cleanliness is next to Godliness
Yes. You should shower and shampoo before your float but do not use conditioner. After the float, you will need to shower to remove the excess salt from your body
Ah... the relief!
Absolutely! Floating provides excellent relief for expectant mothers as the weightless environment gives your body some much-needed respite. Like most activities though, it is not recommended during the first trimester. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.
Plenty of airflow
No. There is a ventilation opening, which ensures external air is circulated throughout the tank while you are in there.
At Float Level, you will have your own float suite, which can be locked from the inside so you and your belongings will be safe.
If you want to read more about the why's and wherefore's of floating, check out our Top 10 blog discussing all things floatation from the benefits to the typical concerns of would-be floaters!
If the above has put your mind at ease and you think you may be interested in this unique and beneficial experience, you can book a session here. Or if you think someone you know may benefit, you can buy a voucher for them here.