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Float Therapy

How do you keep the tanks clean?

The 1200 pounds of Epsom salt in the water creates a solution that is inherently hostile to the proliferation of bacteria.

Between each float the entire 300 gallons of solution is filtered 3 times through a 1-micron filter and treated with Ultraviolet light and 35% (food grade) Hydrogen Peroxide to purify and disinfect the water. Additionally, when the tanks are not in use the purification system routinely runs to cleanse. the water.

What if I am claustrophobic?

Being in the float tank is much more expansive than you’d think, rather than feeling like you’re in an enclosed space. Our float cabins are also X-LARGE, 6′ wide by 8′ long by 7′ tall.

You are always in control of your environment and can leave the door to the tank open or turn on the light if that makes you more comfortable.

Even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in one of our cabins.

What if I can't swim?

No problem. Floating is as easy as taking a bath.

You just step in, sit down and lay back and float like a cork. You can touch the. bottom with your hands (it’s only 10″ deep). There is no skill required, just let the salty ‘water’ do all the work.

What do I wear while floating?

Your float cabin is in your own private suite with your own private shower. Most people float in the nude, and this is what we recommend as well. Anything you wear will become heavy with epsom salt and distract from the experience.

Is there anything I should do before a float?

Your float will be much more beneficial if you arrive ready to relax and let go! We recommend you come in at least 15mins little early to enjoy our lounge and get acquainted with our center.

A few other things to think about:

  • Avoid drinking coffee or anything heavily caffeinated for several hours beforehand, it can make your system jittery, your mind active and alert and prevent you from fully relaxing into your float.
  • Don’t shave or wax immediately before your float since Epsom salt solution can irritate your skin and make your tank time unpleasant.
  • Since floating activates the rest and digest portion of your system much like sleeping does, eating a light meal about an hour to 90-minutes before your appointment stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float.
  • If you wear contacts, we recommend removing them before floating.

If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call: 281.486.1864

What should I expect from my first float?

There is literally nothing to expect.

Like meditation, the float experience naturally varies from person to person (and session to session). And, like meditation, to get the most out of your experience you should try to fully relax and let your thoughts go.

Since we often lead such busy and stressful lives it may take a couple of float sessions for the body and mind to re-learn how to fully relax and just be. Many first timers find their minds racing, not quite sure how to handle this free time…

What if I fall asleep? …….Am I asleep? ……. Did I feed the cat today? ……. Am I doing it right? ……. Are my eyes open?

How much time do I have left? ……. Did the milk expire today? ……. No, my eyes are closed… I think…

This is why we recommend committing to 3 floats within a few weeks of each other because, even by the second float, you are more at ease and prepared to fully unwind into the experience, thus reaping more benefits.

Do I need to bring anything?

Nope. We provide everything you need (towels, robes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo, combs, blow dryers, deodorant, etc.).

That being said, if you wear contact lenses, you will want to bring anything you need to store them while you are in the tank.

And, if you require any particular styling products for your hair, that may be smart to bring along.

How long should I plan to be there?

Our Float Sessions are either 60 or 90-minutes in length but we recommend blocking off at least 2 hours of your day to simply focus on you.

  • Please arrive a few minutes early to fill out our ‘New Client Form’ and kick back in our lounge to wind down a little before getting into the tank. We will give you a full tour of the center and be sure we have answered all of your questions before your float. You will also want to account for shower time before and after your float, as well as any time you need to get yourself ready for anything you have planned after your visit.
  • After decompressing in the float tank you will likely want to hang out in one of our two lounges and enjoy your post-float-glow with a cup of tea, contemplating the amazing experience before heading back outside.

Of course, you are welcome to come in as early or stay as long as you’d like – we are here for you. 😋

What about my hair? Can I float if it was dyed recently?

If your hair has been colored within the past two weeks, please wait until the color is no longer bleeding in the shower and leaching onto your towels at home. Dark or bright colors from your hair dye could discolor our water or stain our tanks resulting in you being responsible for a clean-up fee of up to $2000, depending on the extent of the damage. ☹️💸

Be aware we may require a white towel test before allowing you to float.

For any other hair treatments, please consult with your stylist if you are unsure of how your hair will react to the salt solution.

What's the history of floating? How did it start?

The first float tanks were invented by a neuroscientist named John C. Lilly back in 1954 while working at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).They were trying to figure out what occurred within the brain in the absence of stimulus (light, noise, touch…etc.).

Well, as it turns out some pretty amazing things happen!

The first tanks were quite strange compared to what we have now. The floater was suspended upright, entirely underwater, head completely covered by an underwater breathing apparatus and mask….

As his studies progressed the tank was modified and by the 70’s the float tank had evolved from Lilly’s original laboratory chambers to the comfortable commercial tanks that we have now.

Can I float if I am pregnant?

Yes! The float tank is great for pregnant women.

The buoyancy of the water helps to relieve the pull of gravity on the body, helping to alleviate back pain and body aches. We even provide a special pregnancy kit that is comprised of various floatation devices to help Mom achieve the most comfortable position possible. Floating has frequently been used in the third trimester to significantly lessening the weight of the baby and the strain on the Mom’s body giving her a chance to truly rest before the big day!

FloatationLocations.com has this wise recommendation:

Pregnant woman probably get more relief from floating than most people. The extra weight carried by the mother-to-be can be very stressful due to the forces of gravity. Floating eliminates the negative effects of gravity which can cause joint pain, inflammation, and stress on the organs as well as the unborn baby.

Pregnant woman have also reported a reduction of erratic movements of the baby inside the womb. This is due to a phenomenon called the “mirror effect”. The baby is safe and secure inside the womb and the mother shares a similar experience in the warm buoyancy of the float tank. Woman often report a stronger connection with their baby when exposed to this environment.

If you are pregnant and have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.

Can I float if I am menstruating?

Yes. Just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool.

Do I have to stay in the whole time?

Nope. There are no latches on the tank doors, and you can get out anytime. That being said, the 60 or 90-minutes usually goes by way faster than you’d expect.

But isn't it a "sensory deprivation tank?"

Yes, but it’s not one of the crazy person morphing contraptions you’ve seen on TV or in the movies. In reality, these are completely non-threatening and very comfortable environments that actually calm your mind and body, like an amazing deep sleep.

You are in complete control of the environment. You can relax with the door completely open or only partially closed. You can turn your lights on or request something a little softer. There are even music options you can add onto your float experience.

Or, you can opt to enjoy the quiet, warm, dark, gravity free environment and use it to disconnect from the every day and enjoy a little, much deserved, “Me Time”.

Can I drown?! What if I accidentally turn over in the water?

Not likely. The water is very shallow, about 10″ deep, and is much more dense than ordinary water because of the 1200 lbs of Epsom salt. As a result, you float very easily and much higher in the water than in a swimming pool or most other bodies of water.

You float on your back with absolutely no effort in a very comfortable neutral position. There are no pressure points on the body, therefore no tendency to roll over.

Actually, people often fall asleep while floating, reporting some of the best sleep they had in a VERY long time. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.

Will I get cold, like staying too long in a bath?

Nope. The float cabin is constantly heated to the same temperature as your skin. The correct temperature is important and constantly monitored. We even have a little bit of heat coming down from the ceiling of the cabin just to make sure you are comfortable.

PRO TIP: If you typically run cold, shower in cool water before getting in the tank. If you typically run hot, shower in warmer water. This will help you acclimate to the neutral temperature of the tank with ease.

After your float, if you find the experience to be too cold or too warm, talk to one of our Float Guides before leaving. If we understand your discomfort we can make some adjustments for you before your next float!

What is Epsom salt and why is it used?

Epsom salt is made up of naturally occurring minerals, magnesium and sulfate. It is very different from sea salt or table salt, which is mainly sodium chloride. Many, many years ago, after trying all the salty elements available, the float industry settled on Epsom salt because,

  1. It allowed users to float effortlessly.
  2. It actually softens the skin (aka: no pruney fingers)
  3. It has been used medicinally for centuries to treat various health issues.

 

Win, Win & WIN!

Is there anyone who should NOT float?

You will not be allowed to float if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Infectious skin or respiratory disorders
  • Open wounds
  • Incontinence
  • Epilepsy
  • Serious mental conditions
  • A high-risk pregnancy
  • Under the influence of any drug or alcohol
  • If you have colored your hair in the last 7-10 days and the color has not yet set in. (If the hair color is coming out in the shower or bleeding onto your towel after shampooing. This is typically not an issue for your hair, but your hair could compromise the integrity of the water in our tanks or the tanks themselves. You could be liable for a costly clean-up fee.)
  • The same applies if you have recently spray-tanned.

 

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR UNDER MEDICAL TREATMENT OF ANY KIND, PLEASE, CONSULT WITH YOUR. HEALTHCARE PROVIDER BEFORE BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT TO ASSURE FLOATING IS RIGHT FOR YOU.

If it's so salty will it cause. irritation or burning ("down there")?

Some clients, typically women, typically under 13 or menopausal (over 50), will experience an intense burning to their nether-regions… their vulvas. It doesn’t happen terribly often but it is a possibility.

Heat rash, hormones out of balance, wiping too aggressively, poor genital hygiene, too tight undergarments, hemorrhoids, small tears to the genital areas, etc. can all cause burning while floating. Often mild burning will dissipate like many other stinging situations on the body, but occasionally there is something more serious afoot that will cause someone to terminate their float early.

(BTW: burning can happen to men as well and is typically noticed around the anal region.)

In short, the Epsom salt solution might cause a little stinging to areas of the skin that are sensitive. If this happens to you, and if the stinging doesn’t subside within a few minutes, then we recommend getting out, rinsing the area in the shower, drying the area gently, and then applying petroleum jelly.

I would like to book a float and massage on the same day. Which one do I do first, does it matter?

No, it does not matter. They both complement your relaxation journey no matter which one you experience first. Everyone is a little different, we recommend trying it both ways to which combination resonates with you.

Is it safe for me to float if I have a medical condition (diabetic, pregnant, epileptic, etc)?

If you are being treated for any condition, please consult with your health care provider before scheduling a massage, acupuncture or float.

Massage Therapy

Are your Massage Therapist's licensed?

Yes, all of our massage therapists are licensed and certified.

I made a Massage appointment when I was in pain but I'm feeling better today. Should I keep my appointment?

Massage & Acupuncture work best when you maintain consistent treatment. The idea is to keep your body balanced and functioning well to prevent it from getting to a place where symptoms return.

I like deep tissue and don't feel like I've gotten my money's worth if I'm not sore the next day. Will the therapist use the extra firm pressure that I like?

All of the therapists have been trained to use the appropriate techniques to achieve good parasympathetic response. (Your parasympathetic nervous system is a network of nerves that relaxes your body after periods of stress or danger.) While your pressure preference is noted, keep in mind that it is not necessary to beat musculature into submission to release tension and allow the muscles to relax. Besides, you shouldn’t feel sore the day after a massage, soreness is what got you here.

While your therapist may work more firmly in problem areas, you may find that a lighter touch that calms the entire nervous system is exactly what your muscles need to relax completely.

What do I wear when I'm coming in for a massage? Do I have to completely undress?

After you consult with the therapist about your appointment, they will leave the room for you to undress to your comfort level. Some people prefer to keep their undergarments on and some go nude.

Either way, you will have been instructed to get underneath the top sheet on the table and cover yourself completely. The therapist will knock and get your verbal consent before returning to the room.

Our therapists practice professional draping, meaning they will only expose the area of the body they are working on. Breasts and genitals are NEVER exposed.

As a male, I'm concerned I may get an erection during a massage. How can I get a massage without offending the therapist?

When the body goes into a relaxed (parasympathetic) state, it can sometimes trigger an erection, even when there is no sexual stimulation. Educated and professional therapists understand this. The therapist may stop what they are doing to clarify the client’s intent, but the client should not feel embarrassed.

Please Note: Sexual activity is NOT tolerated! The therapist may stop the session if they feel sexually harassed or assaulted in any way.

I have back acne, a skin condition, didn't shave my legs, etc. Will my therapist be grossed out or offended?

Massage Therapists and Acupuncturists have seen it all. They are used to discussing a lot of natural body issues and are very professional when dealing with embarrassing situations. Don’t let something like that stop you from getting a massage or acupuncture treatment.

Should I talk during my session?

The therapist will take your lead, sometimes talking can help you relax. However, the therapist should avoid keeping you talking, this is time for you to unwind and relax. Do not feel rude for not holding a conversation. Your therapist understands and will not be offended.

Does massage hurt?

No. A massage should be a relaxing experience helping you relive any pain or tension in your body. If your massage ever actually hurts please speak up and let your therapist know so they can adjust their touch.

Do you offer Couple's Massages?

We do not offer couple’s massages in the same room but we do have two treatment rooms and may be able to accommodate two massages at the same time just a door away.

I would like to book a massage and a float on the same day. Which one do I do first, does it matter?

No, it does not matter. They both complement your relaxation journey no matter which one you experience first. Everyone is a little different, we recommend trying it both ways to which combination resonates with you.

Do you have female and male therapists?

Currently, we only have female therapists. If you are concerned please inquire when you make the appointment.

Is it safe for me to get massaged if I have a medical condition (diabetic, pregnant, epileptic, etc)?

If you are being treated for any condition, please consult with your healthcare provider before scheduling a massage, acupuncture, or float.

Acupuncture

What does acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can help a wide variety of symptoms and disorders including but not limited to:

  • Allergies & respiratory discorders
  • Autoimmune disorders: RA, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Hashimotos, etc.
  • Digestive disorders: IBS, constipation, acid reflux, etc
  • Neurological disorders: peripheral neuropathy, stroke recovery, tremors, etc
  • Pain: Headache/migraines, facial pain, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hand, foot, knee or hip pain, carpal tunnel
  • Stress-related & emotional disorders: anxiety, depression, additiction, etc
  • Weight management
  • Women’s health: period regulation, PMS, fertility, menopause issues, etc.

I made a acupuncture appointment when I was in pain but I'm feeling better today. Should I keep my appointment?

Acupuncture works best when you maintain consistent treatment. The idea is to keep your body balanced and functioning well to prevent it from getting to a place where symptoms return.

How does acupuncture work?

Practitioners trained in Oriental Medicine often use vocabulary that is not commonly used in western medicine to describe the human body and disease. (Don’t be put off by that). Translating those ideas, inserting acupuncture needles causes changes in the nervous system and the way the brain and body communicate to one another. Kind of like resetting an electronic device, acupuncture resets the electrical communication in the body thereby creating a situation where the body functions as it should.

I have back acne, a skin condition, didn't shave, etc. Will my therapist be grossed out?

Massage Therapists and Acupuncturists have seen it all. They are used to discussing a lot of natural body issues and are very professional when dealing with embarrassing situations. Don’t let something like that stop you from getting a massage or acupuncture treatment.

Do the needles hurt?

No. Many patients claim not to feel the needles at all. Sometimes there can be a slight stinging or pinching sensation when the needles are first inserted in some areas but it usually dissipates quickly. The needles are placed into energy channels that flow throughout the body. Any pain is due to the energy being stuck/stagnated in that area. The needles break-up this stuck “qi” (pronounced, chi) causing it to flow freely through this area thus reducing pain.

Is there medication on the needles?

Nope, acupuncture is all natural. The needles are placed into energy channels that flow throughout the body stimulating your body’s innate ability to relax & heal.

How big are the needles?

They are very similar to a strand of hair. MUCH smaller than needles used in typical injections or blood draws. You can always ask to see one of the needles they are using.

How many treatments are needed? Why would I need a treatment plan?

Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system which changes the communication and perception going on between the body and the brain. Each treatment builds on the last treatment to help alleviate symptoms. By stimulating acupuncture points frequently, the change in symptoms happens more quickly. While some patients may feel immediate relief, others may not notice changes in symptoms until after 5 (or more) treatments.
Patient Treatment Plans are created for each patient based upon:

  • Pain level or intensity of symptoms reported by the patient The effect said symptoms have on daily activities of the patient
  • The length of time the symptoms have been present
  • The length of time expected to bring symptoms under control

 

If you are unable to follow the treatment plan created by the acupuncturist, do what you can! Recognize that it may take longer to change the symptoms, but things generally will improve over time if you keep coming consistently. Keep in mind, improvement of symptoms is a process. Treatment plans may be modified once both the patient and the acupuncturist agree that symptoms are under control. Our goal is to help you get back to a life filled with health and wellness.

I would like to book a float and acupuncture on the same day. Which one do I do first, does it matter?

No, it does not matter. They both complement your relaxation journey no matter which one you experience first. Everyone is a little different, we recommend trying it both ways to which combination resonates with you.

Is your acupuncturist licensed?

Yes, all three of our Acupuncturists attended 4 years of schooling and earned a Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine.

Collectively they have been practicing for nearly 40 years.

Is it safe for me to get acupuncture if I have a medical condition (diabetic, pregnant, epileptic, etc)?

If you are being treated for any condition, please consult with your healthcare provider before scheduling a massage, acupuncture, or float.

Do you reuse the needles?

Absolutely not! Only sterile one-time use needles will be used for your treatment and the used needles will be disposed of properly as medical waste.

What should I expect or be observing after my treatment or throughout my treatment plan?

Pain: Look for a decrease in intensity and/or frequency of pain as well as a reduction in the total area affected.

Cosmetic: Look for an increased glow to the skin due to increase blood flow, tightening of the facial muscles & a softening of lines & wrinkles.

Addiction: Look for a decrease in desire for and/or less enjoyment of alcohol/cigarettes/food as well as stress being more manageable.

Internal medicine: reduction or elimination of main symptoms.

Stress/Anxiety/Depression: stress being more manageable, stabilization in mood, reduction in anxiety/depression symptoms

Other: increase in energy, better sleep, feeling of increased well-being.

How does Cosmetic Acupuncture work?

Needles as thin as a strand of hair are inserted carefully into key muscular connections and creases in the face, causing tiny micro-traumas to the skin that trigger an increase in blood flow and activate collagen production. Collagen is the body’s natural filler. It increases muscle tone and elasticity. The increase in blood flow helps revitalize and nourish the skin, resulting in healthier skin, a dewy glow, and a more youthful appearance. Cosmetic acupuncture promotes subtle, natural looking changes to the skin over time, 12 treatments, are typically recommended.

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Great experience. Massage was wonderful and the float is great. It's only my 2nd time to float so I am still learning how to get the most out of (relaxing that is) but I am finding my groove. Will float again soon! The facility is so clean and the float rooms are very roomy. The lounges are very relaxing!

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This was my first visit to Infinity Float and I will definitely be back. I absolutely loved it and found myself wishing I had done 90 minutes instead of an hour. It was so very relaxing! The facility is very clean and comfortable. I have full control of how dark or light I want it. I have to admit that I left the door to the tank cracked just a bit for a sliver of light. I am going full dark next time. I am so glad I bought the newbie package because I can't wait to do it again. I didn't want to leave. It was an awesome experience. 10/10 recommend.

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