Who Shouldn't Float?
We are such huge proponents of floating that sometimes it's easy to think EVERYONE should float, and although that would be a great world to live in, the reality is, sometimes due to lifestyle choices, or medical ailments some people may not enjoy the experience to it’s fullest, and sometimes should use caution and/or ask their medical professional if floating is safe for them. This post isn’t meant to scare you away from floating, for the vast majority of people floating is a very safe, relaxing and serenity promoting experience, unfortunately, there aren’t many things in this world that are good for literally everyone.
We aim to know as much about our floaters as we do our float tanks. If you have questions or topics you would like us to research please reach out and spark that conversation. HUGE DISCLAIMER, we are not doctors, we are not in a position to diagnosis or provide advice about your medical concerns. The information collected here is based on reports from float centres across the globe, but not from medical professionals. When in doubt please ask your medical professional if floating could have any harmful effects to your medication or conditions.
Please take all of this information with a grain of salt and do your own research. Above all, always remember to #PracticeSafeSalt.
When someone has an issue with floating the triggering factor is often the high density of Epsom salts, which are not actually salt, but Magnesium Sulphate (MgS04). Float tanks contain 800 – 1000 pounds of Epsom salt! There are many resources that promote the health, beauty, and cleaning properties of Epsom salt, but that’s not what this post is about. For now, just know that there is a crap ton of it in every float tank.
There are studies that show the body’s ability to absorb magnesium through the skin, which suggests floating might be an excellent method of replenishing this essential nutrient, but the science isn't strong enough to confidently make that claim. There are a lot of bullshit claims about toxins and detoxing, and we want to steer clear of making such claims.
We've complied a list from questions we've received, stories we've heard, and ailments we've researched. This is intended to be a living document, but not an exhaustive list. If you have a question that isn't addressed here reach out and we'll look into it.
*CYA Disclaimer* we are NOT medical professionals. Do not rely on us for any specific advice concerning your condition. This is basic information we have gathered from multiple sources, but in no way represents medical advice. Always follow your intuition, no one knows your body like you do, and when in doubt ask a doctor.
Please reach out to us if you have concerns that are not addressed here. There are so many possible ailments that people could have, and this is not an exhaustive list. We will do everything we can to research and provide you with the most up to date information possible. This post is intended to be an evolving list; we want to keep it as current as possible.
We want to reiterate that for most people, floating is an incredibly safe, lovely experience that promotes positive fuzzy feelings of serenity.