What is Floating?
A light and sound free environment containing 12″ of solution consisting of water and about 1000 pounds of dissolved Epsom salt. The water temperature is maintained at external body temperature (around 95˚). Once inside, you float effortlessly, free of gravity, light and sound.
What sets us apart from other float centers?
salt 360 uses Float Lab Technologies floatation systems. Since 1999, Float Lab has been producing and providing the safest, most hygienic sensory reduction experience. Float Lab is the world’s only NSF 50 & UL 1795 certified Isolation Floatation systems approved for commercial use. Before every user, each Float Lab is sanitized by a patent pending disinfection filtration system certified to produce a minimum 3-Log kill (99.9%) or greater per cleaning cycle without the use of any toxic halogen chemicals.
How big are the private float pools?
The dimensions are 6′ Wide x 8′ Long x 7′ High. A large 3′ x 5′ door makes access to the float room easy.
What if I am claustrophobic?
The thought of being in a dark space can be frightening to some. However, total darkness does not create an enclosed, confined, limited, or restricted feeling; it actually has the opposite effect. Our float cabins are big enough to enter and exit while standing.
Remember, you are in complete control of your surroundings and can exit the float pool at any time.
Does floating have other names?
Yes. Floating is also known as floatation therapy, sensory deprivation, isolation chambers or R.E.S.T (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy)
Do I shower before floating?
Yes. Showering before entering your private float pool eliminates personal products and other contaminants. A post-float shower removes the coating of Epsom salt that is left on the skin and hair.
What do I wear while floating?
Nothing. Any clothing will interfere with your experience and contaminate the pool.
Can I float if I just dyed my hair?
Do not color your hair 72 hours before your float. We recommend that you wait until the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers.
How long do sessions last?
salt 360 offers both 60 and 90-minute sessions. Appointments are booked in 2 hour blocks to allow additional time for changing and to shower before and after your float.
Should I eat before floating?
Avoid a heavy meal, however you don’t want to hear your stomach growling so a light meal/snack is recommended. Avoid caffeine before floating, it may interfere with your ability to relax.
Will I float? I don’t normally float in water.
Yes. There is more than 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in the water, so no matter your weight or height, you will float effortlessly on your back. As you lay back, the water will reach the temples; leaving your eyes, nose and mouth fully exposed to the air.
Can you fall asleep while floating?
Yes. It is safe to fall asleep and many people do. Even those who say they never sleep on their backs in bed, do so very easily as a result of being so relaxed.
Can two people float in one pool at the same time?
No. We offer a private experience for each individual.
Will I have Epsom Salt stuck in my ears?
Earplugs are provided to minimize this potential and reduce outside sounds.
Is the salt dangerous to your eyes?
No. It can be a little uncomfortable. Before entering the float pool, dry your face, push your hair back and keep your hands away from your eyes during your session.
Is anyone unable to float?
People who are epileptic or with special conditions should consult their physician prior to scheduling a float.
Do you offer ADA accessibility?
Yes. We offer a shower and bathroom that are ADA accessible. Some assistance will be required to enter the float cabin. Please contact us for additional information.
Can pregnant women float?
Yes. Pregnant women probably get more relief from floating than most people. The extra weight carried during pregnancy can be very stressful due to the forces of gravity. Floating eliminates the negative effects of gravity, which causes inflammation, joint pain, and stress on the organs as well as the unborn baby. We recommend that pregnant women consult their physician prior to floating, specifically during the first trimester.