Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How should I prepare for my float session?
For the best relaxation experience, don’t consume too much caffeine before your session. Eat a lighter meal about an hour before your float. You do not want to hear your stomach grumbling from hunger or digestion. Try not to shave or wax within 12 hours of your float. The salt may irritate freshly shaved or waxed skin.
How long is the session?
You will float weightlessly for 60-90 minutes, depending on the selected session.
Is there a place to change or put my clothes?
Each therapy room has a float tank, shower and a bench or seat. You can hang you clothes safely in your secure room and we provide you a towel, shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
How does one float?
There are five easy steps:
- Find an undisturbed time in your weekly calendar. Remember, this time is for you!
- Give us a call, email or stop by to book an appointment.
- Arrive a few minutes early to alleviate any stress. Turn off your cell phone or at least place it on silent.
- At your float time, enter the tank in whatever you feel comfortable in, a swimsuit or a birthday suit. Relax and let your cares, aches and pains float way.
- After your float, enjoy a tea or lemon water on us, and then relax in the post-float room as you rehydrate.
How clean is the water?
Before each float session, the water is filtered using particle filtration, micron filtration, Ultra Violet light disinfection, Ozone disinfection and Hydrogen Peroxide as a disinfectant. Alberta Health Services provides a water testing schedule to help ensure maximum cleanliness. Did we mention there is 1100 pounds of Pharmaceutical Grade Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate) which in itself is a natural disinfectant.
After I swim I get all wrinkled. Will my whole body look like this?
In a swimming pool, your body wrinkles because the water removes your salt. At Float Remedy, your body will actually absorb a large amount of magnesium from the Epsom salt in the tank. You will not suffer from the dreaded wrinkles but instead have softer skin and fuller hair.
What about “lady issues”?
If you are pregnant, ask your doctor if he or she will approve a float session. Floating can bring relief to your aching back and joints. For our post-pregnant guests, couldn’t you use a little peace, quiet and relaxation from the very busy tasks of motherhood? If you are experiencing any post-birth perineum infections, ask your doctor if floating is right for you. For our ladies on their time of the month, simply prepare in the same way you would for swimming, and let the float tank help you with the cramps and aches of PMS.
What if I suffer from claustrophobia?
Our Pro Float cabins are larger than most residential bathrooms and you can leave the cabin door open too. You have the option to keep a light on or float with the light off.