Preparation For Float Therapy
For your best experience please observe these tips prior to your floating session
Arrive at least 10 minutes early! - this enables you to settle into spa, sip on some herbal tea and fill out a health history form, it is an opportunity to relax before we introduce you to your float session.
Eat before you arrive (within 2 hours) even a snack, as magnesium is best absorbed with food in the belly and hunger could distract you from relaxation!
Hydration is a must, as the body will replenish and detox with therapeutic magnesium - H20 is needed to replenish tissues to allow that healthy exchange to take place!
Avoid caffeine! even if you are used to a regular coffee, it make you feel edgy and will disallow your body to enter a beautiful theta state - zero stimulants is vital to floatation
If if have any minor abrasions on the skin please advise staff before you float, so staff can advise provide you with a solution to salt stinging on that area of your body!
Read our FAQ's - so you feel prepared before you arrive ready for your floatation session!
Spray tans and hair dyes - if you have had either recently, you may be unable to float, due to reds and brown dyes dropping out in the crystal clear tank water! Please allow 3 washes for hair dyes and 3 showers for spray tans before you float
Floatation during pregnancy is a beautiful and nurturing experience connecting mother and bub is a weightless, harmonious environment
Benefits of floatation during pregnancy are-
- nourishing tired tissues and joints
- taking the weight off the spine and hips
- replenishment - 1 hour float
- restoring circadian rythms
- lymphatic flow- light and even pressure of water on the body
- rest - 1 hour float is equal to 2 hours sleep replenishment
- immune system recharge
- relax the nervous system
- hypnobirth clients can listen to their pod casts while floatating
(arrive early to load to the system)
...many, many more beneifts
Safe and available from 2nd Trimester onward
Note : With complicated pregnancies or low blood pressure, allow time to seek doctors advice 1st for clearance to ensure that floatation is suitable for you
Feel free to contact the spa should you have any questions with floatation and pregnancy
In most cases floatation is safe and available to all people! - as individuals we also have varying health journeys, so we ask you to observe the following contras to floating
Kidney disorders - dialysis etc - if your kidneys are unable to filter, you will be unable to take on the large dose of magnesium in the tank, like wise certain prescription medication may inhibit your kidney function
Low Blood Pressure - floatation naturally lowers your blood pressure, if you are at risk of fainting due to low blood pressure, floatation therapy may not be suitable for you
1st Trimester of Pregnancy - precautionary period for all treatments, we ask you wait until 2nd trimester before floating
Cancer and serious illnesses - if you are undergoing any medical care, we recommend you consult your doctor if floatation is right for you, as medication's may compromise kidney function and floatation requires healthy kidneys to filter the high dose of magnesium!!
Vertigo - floating is not recommended during an active vertigo stage, we advise you have your condition assessed and treated by a GP / health professional before trying floatation.
Recent illness - recent illness such as gastro or vomitting is not an indication for floatation, we recommend that you stay at home and rest until all illness has cleared
Other medical conditions - we ask that you to seek a clearance letter from your GP prior to floating to ensure it is safe for you.
Some frequently asked questions when considering a float session
You may wonder if you may experience claustrophobia? be assured that our Dream Tanks are are designed to provide you with a sense of space.
You choose when you would like to open/ close the lid! and you may even sit in the tank and you will still absorb magnesium - a beautiful soft light gives a feeling of calm - often
clients are relived when they see how spacious the space is and progressive floats can improve your anxiety toward a this perception.
Is floatation beneficial to pregnancy?
Yes! Absolutely from 2nd trimester onward, as long as you feel well in yourself, and are not experiencing nausea or complications, please read above our pregnancy section, floatation is a great opportunity to relax the body structures and connect to baby
Can children float?
Yes absolutely at select times we offer child floats (under 12) -all children must accompanied by a parent or gaurdian, please refer to our child float page!
Is there any lighting in the Pod?
Yes. We have soft coloured lighting or no light - the option is yours
You may turn the light off in the pod if you are seeking a sensory deprivation experience.
Do I wear bathers?
bathers are optional, however if you feel you may relax more with bathers, then you are welcome to bring yours and shower before hand in them, to remove any phosphates from the fabric. Floatation without bathers has other benefits, such as lymphatic flow in the body.
How long do I float for?
Session times range from 30 minutes to 2 hours
We recommend for 1st time floaters to start with a 45 minute- 60 minute float
this will allow yourself time to relax into the experience and truely let go!
Can I float with a friend?
We have just one pod per person/ per session policy as this is how you will relax more and experience the benefits of floatation. We have 2 pods, so book ahead to ensure you can secure a time space together.
What is Sensory Deprivation?
This is a silent float experience with no light, said to enhance inner journey work, however for your initial float we recommend our carefuly selected float tracks for your mind to follow to facilitate you to drift into your experience.
Is music available?
Yes, we have specific floatation tracks, designed to facilitate meditation and a restful experience for your time in the pod, upon request we record what you liked to play again next time
Are the pods clean?
Yes! Dream Pods have state of the art filtration systems, with tank water running through micro filters, UV treatment in between each session, with daily monitoring of Ph, phosphate and alkaline water health tests. Our tanks meet the requirements of commercial cleanliness standards.
Bleeding of any kind is not a time to float for hygiene reasons, we ask you wait or reschedule, if you are on your monthly and we understand this could be on shorter notice
We understand you have many more curiosities around floating, you are welcome to call us on 08 8346 0205
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