Can more than one person float in the tank? Metta has five custom float rooms, each designed for one person at a time. We can have people floating simultaneously, just not in the same tank. Floating is intended to be a private, individual experience.
How do you monitor the tanks? The tank water is super clean. We monitor our solution very closely by checking pH and alkalinity levels daily, and the water is fully filtered three times between each float. The high concentration of Epsom salt makes it cleaner than a pool and very difficult for microorganisms to live.
What happens if I fall asleep? It is safe to sleep while floating and many people do. The dense salt solution would make it difficult to roll over, but if you did, salt in your eyes would be the worst that would happen.
What about shaving and floating? Do not shave the day of or before floating. It may sting.
Could I drink coffee/caffeine before the float? Avoid caffeine within 3-4 hours of your float. How does floating impact hair coloring? Epsom salt is a great hair volumizer and has no effect on hair colors or dyes. However, floating is not recommended within 72 hours of new hair coloring or treatment, and 1 week after a semi-permanent hair treatment.
Food and Floating: We recommend that you eat a light meal a couple hours before you float. Eat a large meal and you will hear it digesting, and no meal will cause hunger grumblings. Neither are good.
Will Floating cause dehydration? You will not get dehydrated from floating. You won’t even get a little bit pruny! You will leave the float tank feeling smooth and silky.
What should I wear? Since it is a private experience, most people don't wear anything, because it will touch against your body, becoming a distraction.
What if I can't swim? Floating doesn’t require any swimming skills. The highly concentrated epsom salt solution will cause you to float effortlessly.
Can pregnant women float? Pregnant women love to float! There is even a special position that relieves all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body. Please consult with your physician or midwife before scheduling.
Important information: Do not float if you have epilepsy, kidney disease, schizophrenia, an infectious disease, an open skin wound, or are under the influence of alcohol/drugs or powerful sedatives. If diabetic, consult with physician before scheduling. The magnesium in epsom salt can have interactions with certain antibiotics and muscle relaxants.
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits Floating can do you a world of good. And floating frequently can do even more. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for floating at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. Consider float appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan.
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