Frequently asked questions
I am a little bit Claustrophobic, will I be OK in a float pod?
Claustrophobia” is the #1 mis-conception about floating in a pod. You CAN float with the lid open!
Many people who initially express a fear of small spaces feel much better once they know they control the entire process. Their fears subside and the vast majority will go on to close the lid and turn off the light! Use the tank in the way which is most comfortable for you.
If you want to stop you can do so at any time!
You control the lighting and music
You open and close the door whenever you want
You can float with the door open!
You are always in control of the environment
What do i need to bring ?
We provide the essentials: organic body wash, shampoo & conditioner, moisturiser, cotton buds, ear plugs, hairdryer and towels. You are welcome to bring other personal items.
What do i wear ?
Most people don’t wear anything when they float to avoid distraction from the feeling of fabric (you should remove all make-up as well) . Each room is completely private, including a private shower ~ though you can wear a swimsuit if you prefer.
Can i float while i am preganant ?
Yes! This is very popular for pregnant Mum’s-to-be! Research suggests that floating is good for you and the baby. Especially in later stages of pregnancy. The buoyant environment allows you to escape many of the discomforts of pregnancy. A float session makes a great baby shower gift!
Salt Float Studio even has pool noodles which allow Mum to float safely on her stomach!
We recommend against floating during the first trimester, and as with most activities, we do recommend checking with your doctor first.
Can i float if im menstruating?
What if i fall asleep ?
Falling asleep is not a problem – if anything, falling asleep will only prove that you have been in a heightened state of relaxation. At the end the session the music and light will come on and wake you peacefully. If you fall into a really deep sleep the water will start circulating 5 mins after the end of the session. Don’t just think of your ‘float session’ as being limited to the 60 minutes at Salt Float Studio; it is how you feel immediately after, how you sleep, how you feel the morning after and how you perceive your world and the life around you for the next week following your salty float experience!
Can I drown?
How do i know the water is clean ?
We adhere to an extremely strict set of testing protocols by the WA Health Department. The water is tested every day for hygiene, specific gravity, pH balancing, sterilisation, temperatures. Our specially designed filters are capable of screening the water down to as little as 1 micron (100th the size of a hair). The entire contents of the tank are flushed through and filtered 4 complete volumes of water between every customer (plus the 1,000 litres of water goes through 16 filters during this process!) The WA Health Department regularly visits us for water samples and to inspect the overall hygiene of our pods & pod rooms.
Fresh water is added daily to top up the pods and the Salt Concentration alone will kill almost everything! Regular disinfection cycles do the rest!
I have recently dyed my hair or had a spray tan. Am i able to float ?
Unfortunately hair dyes and spray-on tans can run into the salt solution. This can damage our tanks, and ruin your hair. We would suggest not floating within a week of having your hair dyed OR having a spray-on tan.
Will i be in the dark ?
You are in control. You can float with or without light