Gravity Floatation centre - Introduction Video
+ Do I need to bring anything?
No, you don't need to bring anything. We recommend floating in the nude, we will provide you with a private room fitted with a shower, towel, shower products, ear plugs, tissues and make-up wipes. We also have an area with hair dryers, a hair straightener and hair products. Feel free to bring your own items that may cater to your individual needs such as a comb, brush, make up.
+ Do I need to prepare before floating?
- Avoid having caffeine or stimulants 4 -5 hours hours prior
- Ensure your hair colour runs clear if you've coloured your hair in the same week
- Avoid applying skin tan in the same week
- Don't shave or wax beforehand as your skin may become irritated
- Have a light meal a couple of hours before floating
+ Are there any differences between the rooms?
All of the rooms are identical, fitted out with indivudal showers for your privacy.
+ Can I float if I am menstruating?
Yes, floating can greatly assist with any aches and pain associated with menstruation. The Magnesium and Sulphate assist with PMS and period pains. For hygiene reasons additional precautions need to be taken during menstruation, sanitary products such as tampons or menstrual cups must be used to ensure no leakage during the float as you would expect in a spa or swimming pool.
+ Can pregnant women float?
Absoluately, the benefits are most notible in the second and third trimester. The water is 35 degrees, no fear of overheating. The Magnesium and Sulphate is absorbed by the skin providing countless benefits. The gravity free environment eliviates the pressure the baby creates on the mother's body. Always check your specific pregancy circumstances with you health practitioner before you float.
+ I'm claustrophobic can I float?
Most individuals who are claustrophobic have no problems with floating. The pods are quite spacious, lids can be kept open and the pod light left on. After a couple of sessions most floaters with this condition find they are comfortable and float with the lid closed and light off. If there is a problem you can get out at anytime, or push the emergency button for assistance.
+ What happens if I fall asleep?
You will sleep, continue to float and upon waking feel amazed!
+ Do I need to know how to swim?
No there is only 6 inchs of water and 600kg of Epsom Salts in each pod, this creates the same bouyancy as the dead sea and 10 times the bouyancy of the ocean. It is impossible not to float once you lay back. Nature takes over and there is nothing for you to do but be present and relax.
+ How do I ask for assistance if required while floating?
Each pod is fitted with an emergency button on the left hand side. A staff member will attend promptly to assist you.
+ Is there anyone who shouldn't float?
Anyone suffering from the following is advised not to float for their own safety as well as the safety of all clients:
- Extreme low blood pressure
- Contagious disease
- Infectious skin conditions
- Open wounds
- Infectious Illness
- Diarrhoea or Gastroenteritis until up to 14 days after the final symptom.
Anyone with the following conditions is advised to check with their health practitioner prior to floating:
- Heart condition
- Allergies to; Salts / Bromine / Magnesium
- Severe Skin Conditions; Psoriasis / Eczema
- Mental Illness Psychosis
+ What are the pod dimensions?
The internal dimensions of the pod are 2.27m long and 1.39m wide,the size of a small car!
+ How is the water maintained?
After each session, the whole body of water cycles through a filtration system containing UV lamps and a micron filter 4-6 times. The water is also treated with a small amount of chlorine in line with health regulations and the 600kg of Epsom Salts dissolved in the water acts as a natural disinfectant. We regularly test and balance the water throughout the day.
+ Is there an age limit?
Generally floaters must be 16 years or over, individuals under this age will require parental consent and supervision.
+ Is there a weight limit?
No other than the size of the pod which is 2.27m long and 1.39m wide, alongside the individual's ability to enter the pod. We have had individuals up to 160kgs float comfortably.
+ Can gift vouchers be purchased on line?
Yes, online e-gift cards give you the option to personalise your gift card to suit the occassion. Gift cards are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. They will become void after this time.
+ What's the difference between Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salts) and magnesium Chloride?
Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salts used in our pods) & Magnesium Chloride (Dead Sea salts) are both Magnesium Salts. When either Magnesium Chloride or Epsom Salt are diluted into water the bonds separate, so if both products were diluted into the bath water at the same time we would have 3 separate minerals:
- Magnesium on its own
- Sulphates on their own
- Chlorides on their own
As the bonds separate, we uptake those 3 elements separately. Therefore, whether the Magnesium is initially bound to Chlorides or Sulphates becomes inconsequential as it is readily up-taken as Magnesium! Although both products have similar levels of Elemental Magnesium, the Chlorides & Sulphates it’s initially bound to are equally important as EACH one plays a different important role within the body, and provide different essential elements.
Transdermal therapy is by far the best method of absorption. Alternating between the two products can be very beneficial, epsom salts when floating and Magnesium Chloride in your bath at home, ensuring you are replenishing cells with all three minerals.