First time floaters are often filled with questions. We have assembled a list of our most commonly asked questions for your reading convenience.
What should I do to prepare for my first float?
Just bring yourself! We recommend that you do not shave right before a float, as the salt water may sting. We offer shampoo and body wash for showering after you float, but feel free to bring your own!
Do I need to bring a bathing suit?
We suggest you not wear anything while floating. We like to say that you float in your birthday suit! Bathing suits, underwear, and other clothing will become heavy will salt water and distract you from enjoying your float. *Your pod and room are completely private.*
Should I eat anything before floating?
We recommend that you eat something small at least one hour prior to floating. Being hungry or too full can distract you from relaxing.
Do I shower before or after using the float pod?
Both! Jump in for a quick rinse before you float to rinse off any dirt and oils. Then take a quick shower when you’re done to clean off that salt.
How long does the float session last?
Float sessions are 1-hour long, but we offer extended floats upon request.
What temperature is the water?
We try to maintain the water temperature near to the body’s skin temperature of 94.1 degrees Fahrenheit, the perfect temperature for floating. A comfortably warm temperature provides the optimal floating experience.
Is there a toilet in the float room?
No, there is no toilet in the float room. There are men’s and women’s bathrooms across the hallway for your use that we strongly encourage you to use prior to undressing, showering, and floating. Being interrupted for a bathroom break while floating wastes precious time and can definitely distract from the experience.
Do the room lights stay on the while I float?
The room lights are motion sensitive. They turn off automatically after 2 minutes. The pod lights can be controlled from inside by the floater.
I wear contact lenses, is that a problem?
We recommend removing your contacts prior to floating. Salt water and contacts do not mix.
Do I need to wear ear plugs?
We provide complimentary earplugs. They are completely optional. Some floaters enjoy using them, while some prefer to float without.
Do I have to close the lid?
Nope. You can float with the lid open or closed. You can rotate between having it open and closed.
Can I get locked inside the float pod?
Absolutely not. There is no locking mechanism on the i-Sopod float pod. You control your entire floating experience from start to finish.
Who should not float?
We’d love to allow everyone the chance to experience a float but unfortunately there are some conditions we must exclude.
* People under the influence of drugs or alcohol are not allowed
* Pregnant ladies in their first trimester
* Applied hair colorant in the last 7days and is not yet running clear in the shower
* Persons with pacemakers or other heart related issues
* Persons experiencing epilepsy [not on controlling medication for the condition]
* Tattooed within the last 2 weeks
* Severe skin conditions
* Infectious diseases
* Respiratory disorders
* Open wounds
Are there any restrictions for mobility impaired persons?
Each person floating at Souler Float is evaluated for mobility and hygiene. A customer must have sufficient upper body strength to lift themselves up from a supine/laying position, and be able to stand up from a kneeling position. Once inside the float room the staff have no way to monitor the floater for assistance or emergencies. Souler Float reserves the right to make exceptions on a case by case basis.
Can pregnant women float?
We are delighted to advise that we are now able to accept pregnant women. *Women must be past their 1st trimester.* We also require a note from your physician to confirm it’s safe for you to use our floatation facilities.
What if I can’t swim, will I float?
Yes. It is impossible not to float in the tank. We have 1,100 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in the warm water that makes a buoyant solution much denser than water alone. Believe us, no matter your weight or height, you will float on your back without effort. As you lay back, the water will reach the temples; leaving your eyes, nose and mouth fully exposed.
Will I be bored?
During normal life we are constantly being bombarded by sensory input and mental activity. Most people do not report being bored, but every floaters experience is different.
Does Souler Float enforce any age restrictions?
If you are under the age of 18, you will need your parent’s permission. If you are over 100, you will need your child’s permission.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
The i-Sopod is quite large inside. You also have complete control of the lid, and can leave it open while floating.
What if I fall asleep while floating?
Many people safely fall asleep in the pod as a result of being so relaxed. If you roll over while sleeping, the extreme amount of salt will irritate your eyes and nose enough to wake you quickly.
Will my skin wrinkle?
No. The Epsom salt is composed of Magnesium and Sulphate which will leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth.
Can two people share a pod?
No, floating is intended to be a private, individual experience. Each pod can only accommodate one person at a time.
Is there enough air in the pod?
Yes. There is plenty of air in the pod and fresh air is also brought in by a passive air circulation system. You can also open the pod at anytime.
How is the water cleaned?
Souler Float is licensed by the Florida Department of Health and must comply with stringent health and safety regulations. The water in the float pods is extremely clean. The water has a very high concentration of Epsom salt (Magnesium Sulfate) which creates a sterile environment in which microorganisms cannot survive.
The i-Sopod float pods also include several professionally engineered sterilization systems which filter and sanitize the water between each float. The complete water system is turned over and passed through the filtration system at a minimum of 4 times between each floater. The filter element is a 1-micron unit which captures, strains and filters extremely small organic matter.
All clients are required to thoroughly shower on-site before entering the float pod. We add a very small amount of chlorine as required by the Florida Department of Health as an additional sanitizing agent. Our staff tests the water every day for sanitation, pH, alkalinity and temperature. Salt density concentrations are also tested and maintained at a consistent level.
What kind of Epsom Salt do you use?
Souler Float utilizes only pharmaceutical grade Epsom salt that we order from a national distributor. Epsom salts are made up of a naturally occurring mineral that is found in water, more properly known as magnesium sulfate.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
Find more questions & answers on our Health Benefits page!
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