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Floatation Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

Floatation Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

If you're looking for a way to relax, reduce stress, and improve your overall well-being, you can achieve these all through floatation therapy. This unique experience involves spending extended time in a sensory deprivation tank filled with saltwater, which allows you to feel weightless and free from external distractions.

But what does floating therapy actually do for you? And is it worth the investment? Let's take a closer look at some of the most commonly asked questions about our popular wellness trend.

What Does Floatation Therapy Do For You?
Float therapy offers a number of potential benefits for both your body and mind. Some people use it for pain relief, as the weightlessness can help alleviate pressure on joints and muscles. Others find that it helps reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and promote deep relaxation.

Because you're completely isolated from outside stimuli in the float tank, you may also experience a sense of mental clarity and heightened focus. This can be especially helpful if you're feeling overwhelmed or burnt out.

Is Float Therapy Worth It?
Whether or not float therapy is worth it depends largely on your individual needs and preferences. While some people swear by the benefits of floating, others may not find it as beneficial or enjoyable.

At FloLo Holistic, we offer introductory packages & memberships that can make the cost more affordable, so it may be worth trying it out for yourself before deciding whether or not to make it a regular part of your self-care routine.

How Many Times a Week Should You Float?
The frequency with which you should float depends largely on your personal preference and schedule. Some people float as often as once per week, while others may only do so every few months.

If you're new to floating, it may be helpful to start with a few sessions close together to get accustomed to the experience. After that, you can adjust your frequency based on how you feel and what works best for you.

Are Float Sessions Covered By Insurance?
Unfortunately, most insurance plans do not cover float therapy. However, some flexible spending accounts (FSAs) or health savings accounts (HSAs) may allow you to use pre-tax funds to pay for the cost of the sessions.

What Are the Negative Effects of Float Therapy?
While float therapy is generally considered safe and beneficial for most people, there are some potential negative side effects to be aware of. These can include feelings of claustrophobia, dizziness or nausea, and skin irritation from the saltwater.

It's important to speak with a healthcare provider before trying float therapy if you have any concerns or medical conditions that could be affected by the experience.

Do You Shower After Float Therapy?
Yes, it's recommended that you shower before and after each float session to rinse off the saltwater and stimulate blood flow. All float rooms include a private shower for guests to use.

Who Should Not Use a Float Tank?
Float therapy may not be appropriate for everyone. Pregnant women, people with open wounds or infectious diseases, and those with severe mental health conditions may be advised against using a float tank.

Can You Fall Asleep in a Float Tank?
Yes, it's possible to fall asleep during a float session. In fact, many people find that they enter into a deep state of relaxation that can lead to sleep.

What Should You Not Do Before a Float?
To fully enjoy the benefits of float therapy, it's recommended that you avoid caffeine, alcohol, and heavy meals in the hours leading up to your session. You should also avoid shaving or waxing immediately beforehand, as the saltwater could cause irritation.

Does Your Hair Get Wet in a Float Tank?
Yes, your hair will likely get wet during a float session. However, the water is typically treated with a high concentration of Epsom salt, which may actually help promote healthy hair and scalp.

Will I Be Cold in a Float Tank?
No, the water in a float tank is typically kept at skin temperature (around 93.5°F), so you should feel comfortably warm throughout your session.

Do You Wear a Bathing Suit in a Float Spa?
While you're welcome to wear a swimsuit if you prefer, but we recommend floating naked for optimal experience, comfort and relaxation.

What Time of Day Is Best to Float?
The best time of day to float depends largely on your personal schedule and preferences. Some people find that floating in the morning helps them start their day off feeling relaxed and refreshed, while others prefer to float in the evening as a way to unwind after work.

How Long Should I Float My First Time?
For your first time floating, it's recommended that you start with a shorter session (around 60-90 minutes) to get accustomed to the experience. After that, you can gradually increase the length of your sessions as desired.

How Should a Beginner Float?
If you're new to floating, it's normal to feel a little unsure at first. Here are some tips to help you get started:

- Arrive early to give yourself time to get settled and acclimated to the space
- Experiment with different positions (such as arms above or below your head) to find what feels most comfortable
- Focus on your breath and allow yourself to fully relax into the experience

Why Do I Feel Nauseous After Float Therapy?
Feeling nauseous after a float session is a relatively uncommon side effect, but it can happen in some people. It may be related to changes in blood pressure or inner ear balance. If you experience persistent or severe nausea, it's important to speak with a healthcare provider.


Is It Better to Float in the Morning or Evening?
The best time of day to float depends largely on your personal preferences and schedule. Some people find that floating in the morning helps them start their day feeling calm and centered, while others prefer to float in the evening as a way to wind down and prepare for sleep.

Can You Wear a Tampon in a Float Tank?
Yes, you can wear a tampon in a float tank if needed. However, it's important to note that menstrual fluid can affect the water chemistry, so it's recommended that you let the float spa know ahead of time if you'll be menstruating during your session. Additionally, it's recommended that you avoid floating during heavy flow days.
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