26 Aug Is Floating Safe in the age of COVID-19?
We’ve all had to learn a new language and evaluation process this year, as we weigh out the
potential risks of resuming our favorite activities and past-times — including our self-care
routines. It’s no secret this year has been incredibly difficult in so many ways, and has left us all
scrambling for ways to care for our minds and bodies. The good news is that Floatation Therapy
is among the safest, most rigorously sanitary ways around to find some relief.
Not only will your experience take place in your own private room, but rest assured that your
visit from start to finish has your safety at the forefront. We’ve always been really invested in
keeping our float pods the cleanest they can be, but with COVID, we have redoubled our efforts
to leave no stone unturned in our quest for a safe, clean float experience. Let’s look more in
depth at what goes on behind the scenes to create that safe float!
Float Tank Sanitation
Just last year, we upgraded the sterilization units in each of our I-sopod float tanks. Using UV
light to trigger a photocatalytic molecular reaction, the process results in clearer and cleaner
water than chlorine, bromine, or hydrogen peroxide alone can produce. The units
instantaneously kill viruses, pathogens, and bacteria, and transform other contaminants like
residual lotions and skincare products into their most harmless molecular forms. The end
product is just oxygen and carbon dioxide (and clean water, of course!). This same technology
is even used to turn sewage water into drinkable water for municipal systems.
It takes about 30-40 minutes for the entire filtration cycle to run, and we do it between each and
every session. You can be sure that the water is absolutely clean and sanitized when you step
into your pod for your float session.
Not Just Filtration!
In addition to all of the technology helping to keep your float safe, there’s also a more old-school
method at work: Epsom salt! There are over 1,200 pounds of magnesium salts in each tank
which creates the unique weightless experience you’re there for. A similar experience can be
found in another place – the Dead Sea. Aptly named for the dearth of life to be found there, the
salt-rich environment is inhospitable to living organisms, and the same is true in our float tanks.
Each client is also asked to shower and be squeaky clean before even getting in, so we all do
our part in letting these other systems take care of the rest and ensure a sanitary experience for
COVID Safety: What to Expect Outside the Tank
Okay, so the tank is super clean. What about the rest of your visit? There are a few more ways
we work together with you to make your experience the absolute safest it can be.
- Please do not come in if you are feeling even the slightest bit unwell, and we’ll do the
same. Give us a call, and we’ll happily reschedule you
- Masks are required whenever you are not in your private float room
- First visit with us? We’ll email you your waiver, paperwork, and the orientation video so
that you can have it all done before you arrive
- Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for your appointment. If it’s your first time
in, we’ll give you a little tour and show you back to your float room, and if you’ve floated
with us before, you can just head back – no contact!
- It’s not just the float pods that are cleaned between each client! Each float room is also
thoroughly sanitized, from the shower to the doorknobs
- All high touch surfaces in communal areas are sanitized many times throughout the day
with EPA registered disinfectants, and hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility
We hope that during this time of added stress, uncertainty, and change that you are finding
ways to care for yourself. We are honored to be able to offer this supportive service to our
community as a safe place to recharge and heal. If you have any questions about floatation
safety, our COVID policies, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to reach out.