FAQ

What if I’m claustrophobic?

Being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems with their time in the pod.

Can I float if I’m pregnant?

Absolutely! There will be a womb within a womb! Floating can relieve a lot of the aches and pains caused by pregnancy. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.

Is there anything I should do to prepare?

Don’t drink coffee for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, don’t shave or wax since the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from sounding like an angry monster while you float. Other than that, there’s no specific preparation needed.

Can I float if I’m menstruating?

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

Do I need to bring anything?

If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a brush or comb. Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, robes, earplugs, body wash/shampoo, blow dryer, etc.)

What type of tanks do you have?

The Compass Rose Health and Wellness Centre

Lights, Music all at your fingertips!

We have four Float Pods which are the next generation in Floatation Therapy. With a

music dock system, two-way intercom system and multicoloured LED light system.

Can more than one person float in a tank?

Only one person per tank. We have four float tanks, so up to four people can come float in our centre.

Do I have to stay in the whole time?

There aren’t any latches on the tank doors, and you can get out anytime. That said, the 90-minutes usually go by quite quickly.

Does floating really work?

Floating has been around for over 40 years and has decades of published research to back it up.

Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long?

No- your skin doesn’t even prune up. You do absorb a lot of magnesium from the Epsom salt which has many benefits.

Do I drown if I fall asleep in there?

Nope. Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat. The worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes.