Floating (also known as sensory reduction) involves you relaxing in a large bath of warm water, in a near-zero gravity environment, where stimuli like light and sound are left outside thus allowing you to bring gentle focus to your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Our float room is very quiet and has soft lighting. The water in our "Dreampod" is about the same temperature as your skin so it feels like an extension of your body, in fact ... sometimes when you float, you'll wonder where your skin ends and the water begins!
This warm,quiet and safe evironment is carefully maintained so you can slip into an ultra-relaxed state by increasing the theta wave activity in your brain. Neuroscientists have determined that the theta wave state enhances creativity and problem solving abilities. These can also give you a feeling of inspiration and a sense of calm. In short, if you're looking to experience a positive mental state, floating might just be what you've been looking for.
Your very first float may very well be a profound, life-changing experience. However, like any new experience, you may need to enjoy a series of floats before you learn to fully relax and let go of your physical, mental and emotional stresses. At Float Orange, we encourage regular floating by offering reduced price float sessions for our guests who join us regularly.
The short answer is ... very clean.
Before and after you float, every single molecule of water is filtered multiple times. The high salt content of the water alone is enough to kill most bacteria however, we also employ three additional filtration processes so you can have absolute peace of mind about the cleanliness of the water.
Our main filter device is a stainless steel enclosure holding a replaceable filter that's capable of capturing particles as tiny as 1/4 the size of the diameter of a human hair. Plus, the filtered water is then pumped through an array of powerful ultraviolet lights, which further sanitises the water. We also use a dual chemical injection system, allowing us to infuse the water with other disinfectants.
So, yes ... the water you float in is always clean and hygienic.
Essentially, just yourself! We provide all you'll need ... soft towels, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser and a hair dryer. Toilet facilities are also available in the privacy of our float room.
Great question! The decision to wear a swimsuit or your birthday suit during your float experience is respectfully yours to make. Your float room is completely private and we invite you to make the choice you're most comfortable with.
When you join us for the first time, please arrive 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled session time. We ask this so we can welcome you and take the time to walk you through the process of floating and share some tips on how you can get the greatest possible benefit from your first Float Orange experience.
Most people have their concerns eased once the see the roominess of our float pod. It's more spacious than you'd think and when floating, you're in complete control ... you can leave the lid open or have it closed. You can have the lights in the pod on or off ... it's all up to you.
Great! That means you're fully relaxed and that's kind of the point of floating!
The reason its safe to fall asleep is because the high salt content of the water makes you so buoyant that you can't sink ... you're almost like a cork floating in the ocean! You can't even accidentally roll over either! So yes, it's safe to fall asleep when floating.
Although our float pod is very spacious, it is designed for just one person to float at a time. Besides this, you'll gain the greatest physical, mental and emotional benefits from your float by having some "you" time.
Floating is generally safe during uncomplicated pregnancies, but we recommend you consult with your healthcare provider before joining us for your float. Most mums-to-be find great relief in the virtual weighlessness of our float pod because it reduces the pressure on their joints and relieves other pregnancy related aches and pains.
Yes you can. We respectfully ask that you use either a tampon or a menstrual cup, just as you would if you were using a friend's pool or spa.