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FLOAT  Q + A

IS IT HARD TO FLOAT? WHAT IF I CAN'T SWIM?

 

No effort is required to float. 

  1. The water in the tank is so heavily salinated that your body floats effortlessly even if you fall asleep while floating

  2. The water in the tank is only 10 inches deep

  3. Sweet dreams,  you may enter the hypnogogic state and even fall asleep, no worries it is all good.

 

WHAT IF I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC?

 

Many of our first-time clients are concerned about claustrophobic tendencies, but their fears are quickly dissipated by a single float. 

 

  • The tank is large enough to sit up in

  • You may choose to keep the door of the tank open (the tank is in a private room)

  • There is a light inside the tank that you can turn on/off at any time during your float

IS FLOATING THE SAME AS SENSORY DEPRIVATION?

 

What is in a name?  Well, lots of research for one,  turns out that most people don't like the thought of being deprived of anything,  The research done both personally and scientifically is that a better description of what is happening is greater interoceptive sensory stimulus by the functions of our body, and less external sensory stimulus.   

 

CAN EVERYONE FLOAT?

 

Yes. Floating is safe for adults of all shapes, sizes, afflictions, and goals.  

  • Must be 14 or older

  • As with all forms of treatment or exercise, you may wish to consult your healthcare professional before floating.

  • For the safety of all clients, only those free from cold, flu, and other communicable infections may float. 

 

IS FLOATING SANITARY?

 

Yes. We work diligently to keep our tanks pristine and sanitary for each and every float. This is how ...

  • We start out with a tank of highly sterile salt water

  • We filter the water 3 times before each float

  • We use a UV light filtration system to clean the water

  • We add 35% hydrogen peroxide daily

 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FLOAT?

 

  • Come with an open mind

  • Avoid caffeine prior to your float

  • Eat a light meal 90 minutes prior to your float

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled float time

CAN I FLOAT ON MY BREAK FROM WORK?

 

That depends. Do you have 1 1/2 to 2 hours to float, shower, and return to work?

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FLOAT?

 

Float as often as you like! Because floating is safe, there is no such thing as floating too much.

 

Depending on personal and healing goals, clients may choose to float as frequently as daily, weekly, monthly, or as needed. For general well-being, we recommend a floating practice of at least twice per month. 

 

You will find the more you float, the greater your benefit will be. 

PRIOR TO YOUR FLOAT, PLEASE AVOID ...

  • Caffeine

  • Shaving or waxing (the salt may irritate your freshly-shaved skin)

  • Coloring or dying your hair for 14 days prior to your float (If the color still runs out of your hair, don't float.

  • New tattoos

CAN I FLOAT IF I'M MENSTRUATING?

  • Yes. You must use a tampon or menstrual cup.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO FLOAT?

 

Showering is required both before and after your float. You may want to bring:​

  • Comb or hairbrush

  • Contact lenses case

 

WHAT DOES NALU PROVIDE?​

 

  • A comfortable lounge for relaxing before and reflection after your float

  • A sterile floating environment

  • A private shower for before and after your float 

  • Bath towels

  • Robe and slippers

  • Earplugs for your float (optional)

  • Contact solution

  • Soap

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Hairdryer

 

SHOULD I WEAR SWIM CLOTHES WHILE I FLOAT?

 

No swim clothes allowed.

 

Even residual laundry detergent can cause unwanted bubbles in the tank, which will hinder your float experience. Also, for optimum results, it is also ideal to avoid any physical stimulus such as clothing against your skin.

 

WILL FREQUENT FLOATING DAMAGE MY HAIR/SKIN?

 

Floating is GREAT for your hair/skin!

 

The epsom salt we use in the tanks contains Magnesium and Sulfates, which are both needed by the body to function properly.

 

Have you heard of soaking your feet in epsom salt? It is known to reduce inflammation as well as renewing for skin and hair. 

The salt/water solution feels so silky smooth to the touch that you won't even get prune fingers and toes!

 

IS FLOATING RELAXING?

 

Floating is effortless.

Because the water in the tank is highly salinated, your body floats effortlessly on the surface of the shallow pool of water. One of the reasons floating is so effective is because it mimics the weightlessness of being in the womb while blurring or even removing the barriers that separate our physical bodies from our environment.

Some of the greatest benefits of floating are stress relief (relaxation) and personal discovery. Individual results will vary due to personal circumstances, attitudes, and frequency of floating.  

When we all enter the tank without any attachments to the outcome, we usually get the best results. The key is to "let go".

IS FLOATING SAFE?

 

Yes! Because our bodies are predominantly made of water, floating is an innate, natural experience. 

  • If saltwater gets in your eyes, simply spritz some fresh water on your eyes

 

FLOATING was calming and exhilarating all at the same time. I'm so happy that I came. I can't wait to come back and go for longer. I'm telling all my friends.

-Heather, Nalu floater

Nalu is fully licensed + inspected.

We are located just north of Silver Lake Park in a peaceful neighborhood.

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1423 5th Ave NE

Rochester, MN 55906

(507) 529-1012

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