our aim at yue ﬂoat is to promote ﬂoating to as wide an audience as possible, but there a few inevitable restrictions in terms of hygiene, health and safety. it is your responsibility to notify yue ﬂoat of all medical conditions and medications.
research indicates that floating can lead to reductions in both pain and stress, lowered blood pressure, lowered levels of cortisol, and improved blood flow. it also seems to have positive effects on overall wellbeing. there seems to be a cumulative effect with consistent use of the pod. although these are not yet documented by research, it is widely accepted that floating is a learned art that needs practice. reduced sensory input provides numerous benefits:
gravity reduction allows:
epsom salt benefits:
it often takes up to three sessions for you to experience or start to noticeably appreciate the beneﬁts of ﬂoating. during the ﬁrst session, play around and enjoy the sensation of ﬂoating. ﬁnd a position that is comfortable for you. for the next two sessions, just try and completely let go and relax.
use a neck rest if you wish. you will be surprised at how far yue have to tilt your head back to completely relax. try ﬂoating your hands interlocked behind the back of your head with your chest pushed out or with your arms by your sides.
after three ﬂoats, you can start to be more focused with each session. write pre ﬂoat intentions, use different meditation techniques, try different audio or aromas and try longer sessions.
ultimately, there’s no wrong way to ﬂoat. keep the lights off. or turn them on. listen to music or ﬂoat in silence. leave immediately or hang out after in the lounge. you ﬂoat any way you like. it’s what works best for you.
yes. the water in the ﬂoat pod is 25cm (10 in) deep, and it is nearly impossible to accidentally ﬂip over. the salt concentration in the water is very high and you will ﬂoat regardless of your size or weight, because of the way the body lies on top, the water line does not approach the mouth or nose. if you were to turn over, the salt would sting your eyes and wake you. as you are ﬂoating, you do not need to be able to swim. you may exit the ﬂoat pod at any time, and staff are always present on site to assist you.
i’m claustrophobic, can i ﬂoat?
yes, the ﬂoat spa pods can be left in any position between fully open and fully closed, thanks to the innovative lid design and mechanism.
is it clean?
the ﬂoat spa pods we use provide unparalleled hygiene, due to the external water reservoir tank and complex, multi stage water cleaning ﬁltration system. before and after every session the ﬂoat pod is emptied, the pod cleaned and the total volume of water is cleaned and ﬁltered twice using four different methods.
what do i need to bring?
nothing, just you. unless you have contact lenses, in which case bring a container to put them in while you ﬂoat.
can children ﬂoat?
you must be over 18 to ﬂoat in our pods.
i’m pregnant, can i ﬂoat?
pregnant women can derive real beneﬁts from the experience as a result of the reduced gravitational pull on the body when ﬂoating. we do however recommend that yue talk to your doctor before ﬂoating, especially during the ﬁrst trimester. avoid ﬂoating just before your due date.
i’m big or tall, can i ﬂoat?
most people should be able to use our ﬂoat pods. they are 2.32m (7feet 6 inches) long and 1.59m (5 feet 2 inches) wide. if you are over 2.2 metres (7 feet 2 inches) tall then you will be unable to use the ﬂoat pods.
i have a physical disability, can i ﬂoat?
ask your doctor. if they give the go ahead then get in touch and we will do everything we can to facilitate your ﬂoat. whilst we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to use the ﬂoat pods, we will do what we can to facilitate your ﬂoat.
i have a pacemaker, can i ﬂoat?
ask your doctor. if they give the go ahead then get in touch. whilst we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to use the ﬂoat pods, we will do everything we can to facilitate your ﬂoat.
i’m menstruating, can i ﬂoat?
yes it is safe to float while menstruating if using proper feminine hygiene. if you are comfortable and can control your menstruation in a swimming pool, then you can do so in our float pods.
i have dreadlocks, can i ﬂoat?
yes, rinse your locks with water when yue shower before ﬂoating and then afterwards rinse and wash with vinegar. dry your hair with a hairdryer or bring a beanie to wear afterwards. salt water is said to be good for locks, helping them become tighter.
i have freshly dyed hair, can i ﬂoat?
not until your hair is running clear in the shower. if you contaminate the epsom salt solution in the ﬂoat pod, you are liable to pay the replacement fee.
i have a fresh piercing or tattoo, can i ﬂoat?
please refer to the instructions you received with your piercing or tattoo regarding water submersion. you may need to wait for a period of time before ﬂoating. allow at least one month after yue have received a new tattoo to consider ﬂoating in order to protect your art. if you contaminate the epsom salt solution in the ﬂoat pod, you are liable to pay the replacement fee.
i’m worried that i will sink; does everyone ﬂoat?
yes, due to the high salt concentration in the water, everyone will ﬂoat on the surface and experience the weightlessness of this.
will i fall asleep?
you may fall asleep, which is completely ﬁne. due to the gravitational freedom and reduced sensory inputs one hour of sleep in the ﬂoat pod is roughly equivalent to 4 hours of regular sleep.
what if i get salt water in my eyes?
it will sting a bit. but don’t worry, you can just use the water sprayer and a face towel to wipe off the salt water and then continue with your ﬂoat session.
will i be bored?
60 minutes may seem like a long time to be doing nothing, but that’s because normally we are continually doing something, continually bombarded with sensory inputs. time is often experienced in a different way inside the pod. often during your ﬁrst ﬂoat your mind may take a bit of time to adjust to the lack of external stimulation. but you should soon relax, completely let go and enter a place of tranquillity, where the time will ﬂy by.
what is it like?
we don’t know what it will be like for you since it is such an individual experience. nearly every user reports having profound peace and relaxation, deep concentration and creativity. we like to avoid saying too much before yue use the pod, so that you won’t be inﬂuenced by what someone else says. not only will it be different for you than it is for anyone else, it will be different each time.
will my skin be wrinkly afterwards?
no. the high epsom salt content of the water means that the water will not draw the salt from your skin and cause wrinkles like a long bath does. epsom salt has been used for centuries as a medicinal treatment for various skin conditions. it is nontoxic and is not harmful if swallowed by accident (although it does not taste good!). if the salt water gets in your eye, it is only irritating and can be easily rinsed out with fresh water. epsom salt is actually quite nourishing for the skin, which may feel silky smooth after your ﬂoat session.
what ﬂoat pods do yue have?
we have two state of the art pods by hungarian company ﬂoat spa. combining an elegant natural inspired design with unparalleled hygiene, each ﬂoat pod has its own external water reservoir tank and complex, multi stage water cleaning ﬁltration system. before and after every session the ﬂoat pod is emptied, the pod cleaned and the total volume of water is cleaned and ﬁltered twice using four different methods. the pods also have the unique feature of an advanced opening mechanism allowing the lid of the pod to be left in any position from fully open to fully closed.
what is r.e.s.t.?
restricted environmental stimulation therapy (r.e.s.t.) is the deliberate reduction or removal of stimuli from one or more of the senses. research indicates that ﬂotation r.e.s.t. can lead to reductions in pain and stress, lowered blood pressure, lowered levels of cortisol, and improved blood ﬂow. it also seems to have positive effects on overall wellbeing.
is it private?
yes. the ﬂoat pod is located in your own private locked room with shower and changing area.
can i ﬂoat with someone else?
no, ﬂoating is a solitary practice. we have two pods so you and a friend or loved one can ﬂoat at the same time in separate rooms and discuss your experiences afterwards.
what do i wear?
nothing, please go textile free.
will i be able to continue my day as normal afterwards?
yes, but please allow a bit of time after your ﬂoat to relax so yue don’t have to rush. we recommend spending at least 15 minutes in our lounge after ﬂoating to fully come out of your ﬂoat before going back out into the world. have some tea, reﬂect on your ﬂoat and enjoy the tranquillity.
how long to ﬂoat?
we offer 60 minute sessions. if you think that’s too long, try it out and see. time works differently in the ﬂoat pod. if you have ﬂoated before and want to do a longer sessions, no problem, get in touch and we can arrange it.
how often to ﬂoat?
ﬂoating is a practice. beneﬁts are cumulative and often last beyond the day of ﬂoating. speak to us about what you are looking to get from your ﬂoat and we can advise how often to ﬂoat. you are likely to see beneﬁts after only 3 sessions. you can then choose the frequency of ﬂoating that works for yue; daily, a couple of times a week, monthly. yue choose.
are there side effects?
there should be no negative side effects to ﬂoating except in very rare cases.