What do I wear?
Although you are more then welcome to wear a swim suit or swim cap of your liking, it is not necessary. You are showering both before and after the treatment and research shows that actually swim suits or other swim wear can actually hold bacteria. If you have long hair, I would recommend a swim cap or bringing a hair-tie, as not to weigh your head down with the water.
Will I get claustrophobic?
Only a mere 2-5% percent of our entire population is ACTUALLY claustrophobic! That means, chances are, the real phobia is in the idea of floating! With that being said- floating is a personal experience, the room once you are in it, is your private space. If you feel more comfortable with the tank door open for your first float you may do just that !! I will assure you that once you become familiar with floating the tank will feel indefinite, like your floating in outer space.
Is there any noise, while floating?
The idea behind sensory deprivation is to eliminate the external environments around us.....although this seems easier said then done, I assure you that after trial and error, it can be attained. With that being said, our tank is equipped with speakers under water and the room has a turn dial for volume if you choose to listen to the music that is currently playing.
Is it completely dark inside the tank?
We have a soft blue light you can choose to keep on or off during your float session. This light is accessible from the inside of our tank.
Do I need to bring any of my own things to float?
Here at Paradigm Wellness, we supply you with most everything you need to float. In a relaxing private room, we supply the organic shampoo, soaps and conditioners, to the bamboo robes, towels and wash clothes. If needed, we also have ear plugs and a inflatable head rest for neck support as well.
Can you float while pregnant?
Yes, pregnant women may use float tanks. Floating while pregnant allows you to escape the added weight of pregnancy by taking the strain off the body and spine (and feet!). It promotes excellent sleep, a wonderful sense of well being and can help with all the aches and pains normally associated with pregnancy. Some mothers report a profound “Mirror” effect of the mother floating in a warm, dark weightless environment while her baby does the same in her womb. Because circumstances are unique with each pregnancy, float tanks should be discussed with a physician/Midwife/Doula before they are used
Can children use the float tank?
Although float tanks are physically safe for children, some children may experience fear. In some reports, children mention that the darkness is calm and peaceful as opposed to the scary darkness of their bedrooms at night. Children may use float tanks with parent’s written consent and may require parent’s supervision as well.
Why do people use a float tank?
Some people use float tanks to escape the bustle of life and relax for a few hours. Others use float tanks as a form of therapy to reduce stress. Some people use float tanks for sensory deprivation sessions that help them explore their thoughts and emotions in a semi-conscious or meditative state. Others float to help manage and reduce pain as an alternative to prescription painkillers.
How long should I stay in the float tank?
We provide 60, 90, and 120 minute sessions based on the overwhelming benefits indicated by clinical research. When you book with us at Paradigm Wellness, we will provide input based on individual needs for the length of time you should float for. You’re welcome to spend less time if you feel you’ve achieved your desired outcome for your session. Speak with an associate if you’re interested in extended sessions.