Frequently Asked Questions
How are tanks kept clean?
Between each float the water is passed 6 times through the filtration system which includes a 1 micron filter, UV light, and Hydrogen Peroxide is added to boost the disinfecting power of the UV light. See this journal entry for a more thorough examination of tank cleanliness.
How long do you stay in?
oGoFloat offers 90 minute floats. You are always in control of your float and can get in or out whenever you want. Extended floats can be arranged. See this journal entry to dive deeper into why we chose a 90 minute default time.
Can't I just put Epsom Salt in my bathtub?
Epsom baths at home are wonderful, but entirely different than a float tank. For one, it’s a lot more Epsom salt. There’s almost 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt in a float tank. You probably can’t fully stretch out your body in a bathtub, and it’s not continuously heated to maintain temperature, lightproof or soundproof. This is not your average tub.
Do I get pruned skin after being in there that long?
No not at all. The high density of Epsom Salts prevents your skin from pruning.
I'm claustrophobic! I could never get in there!
Do I wear a bathing suit?
No you float in the buff.
What if I fall asleep?
Some people fall asleep in the tank, some do not. Gentle music will wake you up and signal the end of your float. Even the heaviest sleepers, while wearing ear plugs will awaken.
Can I drown?
Extremely unlikely. You float on the surface with your face out of the water. If you fell asleep and managed to turn over onto your belly the salt solution would sting yours eyes immediately waking you.
Can I float if I'm pregnant?
Yes! Floating decreases swelling and relieves pressure from your joints which is very welcomed by growing bodies. In the tank there are no sounds other than your heart beat, and possibly a second heart beat! If you have any specific concerns you should consult your physician prior to floating. See more information on this topic here.
Can I float if I'm menstruating?
Yes, just use the same precautions you would in a pool (tampon or cup). See the journal entry titled Ladies, Ladies, Ladies for more information on this topic.
Can children float?
Each float centre will have their own rules and regulations, but yes children can float, with parental consent. Children as young as 6 have floated with excellent results!
Is there anyone who shouldn't float?
We have a page dedicated to addressing as many possible float contradictions and common inquiries possible. Read it here.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Not usually. If you wear contact lenses bring a case & solution, or wear glasses. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels & ear plugs are provided. Basic beauty supplies such as Q-tips, comb & blow dryer are available. Feel free to bring any specialty products you wish to use post float.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Debit, Etransfer, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and for our members we'll accept Amex.
Can I listen to music?
Yes! .... and no. We use music to signal the end of your float so there needs to be a period of silence so we can tell you when your float is over. Upon request, we can play music for the first 15-30 minutes and then it fades into silence. The goal of the float tank is to reduce your sensory input - trust us when we tell you silence is the sweetest sound.
Is Float Therapy covered under extended medical plans?
Not yet. There are some who receive substantial medical benefit from floating, and with the help of their M.D., have been able to receive coverage from their benefits company. This is on a case by case basis. If you are seeking float therapy for a medical need, with low feasibility, you may qualify for coverage from the Neurological Wellness Association.
Floating is rad! I want to buy a tank, can you help me?
Yes absolutely! We would love to help you build your salty dreams. We learned so much builing oGoFloat we now offer consulting services to individuals and businesses looking to get into #SaltLife. Reach out let us know how we can help you!
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