Could a person who is claustrophobic float?
Our float pod is quite large, approximately 9' long and 5' wide, and feels quite roomy inside. The door to the pod does not lock. While it is highly recommended to float with the door closed, the decision to float with the door open or closed is yours to make, and may be done so at any point during your session.
Could a person suffocate in the pod?
Our float pod features an air vent, which provides plenty of fresh air while floating. In addition, the door to the pod is not airtight and airflow is never restricted.
Will a person become dehydrated from floating in salt water for extended periods?
The body naturally optimizes the levels of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt), so there is no overload effect from floating in the salts for extended periods.
Is the pod sanitary? How is it cleaned?
ISO Float Center complies with strict health and safety regulations. We currently have one of the most advanced float pods available today complete with state of the art UV light and ozone purification systems, and a filtration system capable of filtering to 1 micron (1/100th a human hair). The systems run constantly when the pod is not in use. H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) is our main source of disinfectant. H2O2, in small amounts, has a beneficial effect of oxidation and has no harmful residue, or gas upon breaking down.
Is there any risk of drowning?
The high salt content of the water increases the buoyancy such that you will float like a cork. It would be next to impossible for a user to go beneath the surface without a great deal of effort.
Are there any negative side-effects from floating?
It is possible to feel slightly disoriented when first emerging from the pod due to the lack of stimulation received while floating. The feeling is somewhat similar to waking after a mid-day nap.
Can pregnant women float?
Pregnant women often find floating to be more beneficial than most. Unlike typical bed rest, floating provides relief from the gravitational strain placed on a woman's body during pregnancy. It is recommended, however, that floating should be avoided during the first trimester.