Float Therapy FAQ’s
The tremendous amount of saline content of the float environment protects against harmful contaminants and ensures that nothing can survive in the pod. The water utilized in the float pod is circulated through an automated filtration system that must complete five stages of cleaning between each client (24 hours a day, 7 days a week when not in use) and also passes through UV light filters to provide a clean and relaxing atmosphere for self-reflection. The remainder of the float pod room environment is maintained with eco-friendly disinfectant and cleaning products.
This is a very common as many of our float clients do often fall asleep, either by accident due to poor sleep patterns or on purpose to experience a deep and restful stillness like no other. Research suggests that for some, just one hour of floatation therapy can be equivalent to 4-6 hours of deep sleep. Many of our clients suffering from insomnia have discovered and achieved relief through floating here at The Compass Rose Health and Wellness Centre.
Most clients choose to float in the nude, but some prefer wearing their bathing suit - either are acceptable but please keep in mind that bathing suits can become constricting and possibly intrusive during your float, creating barriers to relaxation and healing.
Absolutely! Unlike traditional float tanks of the past, our unique pod design creates an inviting and comfortable environment with the illusion of vastness without feeling confined. Remember, here at The Compass Rose, you are always in control of your float experience and can choose to exit your session at any time.
No; the 1100 lbs of magnesium-rich epsom salt makes the water so buoyant that it is nearly impossible not to stay afloat.
Sensory reductions experienced through floatation therapy can greatly benefit children growing up in our society today, overwhelmed by sensory and the persistent input of stimuli from technology. In particular, conditions such as autism, ADHD, anxiety and sensory processing issues can be worsened by this overabundance of sensory input.
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian in the float rooms. Pediatric float therapy sessions can produce results within even a few minutes exposure, creating opportunities for learning and developing grounding and mindfulness practices.
We would recommend waiting until the dye has had the opportunity to fully adhere to your hair, because unfortunately if it hasn’t, there is a possibility that the float water solution could remove it. Often we advise float clients to wash their freshly dyed hair several times (5-7 minimum) before engaging in float therapy.
We recommend removing contact lenses before you float as the high concentration of salt water may irritate/dry them, causing discomfort and intruding on your time for peace and tranquility.
Many women have found float therapy to be highly beneficial, particularly during their second and third trimesters. It works to relax and alleviate sore and strained muscles during pregnancy as further demand is placed upon the mother’s body. The apparent zero-gravity experience allows for relief from the constant strain and pressure felt during the gestational period, allowing the magnesium-rich epsom salt solution to provide reductions in inflammation and stress and promoting positive sleep patterns. The sensory-reduced environment experienced during the practice of float therapy often provides soon-to-be moms with a sense of renewal and peace that can continue to provide strength through the remainder of gestation and postpartum periods.
*Pregnant women should consult with their physicians before floating to decide if floatation therapy is right for you and your baby*
The therapeutic gains of floatation therapy typically last beyond that day and while some clients benefit from floating daily, we recommend regular sessions, as many of our clients discover floating once or twice a week to produce the best possible results.
Some float clients with longer hair choose to bring a comb and hair ties for after their float. We provide everything you will need to enjoy your float therapy experience.
The Compass Rose Health and Wellness Centre is centered around choice. At any point during your float you may choose to exit the pod as there are no latches or locks on the pod door, operating solely by the use of hydraulic arms that effortlessly lift the pod door open and/or closed at your convenience and with ease.
No. Float therapy is a solitary practice, meant for self-reflection as an opportunity to “reset” the mind, body and spirit. The high buoyancy level in the pod creates an inviting sensation of weightlessness unparalleled by other treatment models, which ultimately is highlighted by its unique ability for self-discovery and self-actualization.
Having someone else floating next to you would be immensely intrusive and counterproductive in facilitating any relaxation and/or mindfulness practices. We want you to achieve the best possible results, so floating at The Compass Rose Health and Wellness Centre is always an individual and private experience unmatched by other treatment modalities.