How is the water in the pods Cleansed?
The high concentration of salt in the water is naturally anti-microbial and antiseptic - however we take cleanliness to be a top priority at H2om! We've Floated in many places yet love our hOMe due to how clean + serene we keep it!
Our Pods are hand-skimmed, hand-vaccummed as well as being commercially filtered for 30+Minutes between each client!
We are currently the only center in JAX taking this many steps to ensure cleanliness!
Additionally the water is filtered + sanitized with Bromine | UV light | Ozone purification.
The filtration system flows continuously throughout the night providing the ultimate pristine environment for each client.
We adhere to the same stringent Florida Department of Health sanitation and safety standards as the Florida public pools; Chapter 64E-9, Florida Administrative Code. Per FL Health Dept standards the Water is replaced every 30days . Each pod is inspected and permitted by the Environmental Health Section of the Duval County Health Department.
I'm claustrophobic. How can I use Float Therapy?
People who are claustrophobic generally report they have no problems with Float Pods!
In case you are concerned, know that you are in complete control of your Float session and can get out at any time.
The lid can be left open, partially open or closed.
Each Pod features multi-colored LED lights as well as a selection of music options – including the option to bring your own music.
You’re always in complete control of your Float environment.
Can I float if I'm pregnant?
YES! We encourage floating during pregnancy - Not only does floating allow you to take a time out from the added stress of pregnancy, but you are able to float + experience a state of true weightlessness.
We recommend waiting til AFTER 1st Trimester + if you are concerned for any reason though, double-check with your physician.
Are there any side effects?
In rare cases clients may experience nausea. This is typically indicative of a detox reaction responding to stress—which is often held in the stomach.
While this level of nausea is fairly uncommon, we do ask that guests exit the Pod if they believe they may be sick.
Flotation is powerful. Please remember to drink plenty of water after your session!
What Should I wear while I float?
Nothing! Floating is typically done in the nude as it allows the body to be entirely free of any distractions. Feel free to bring a swimsuit if that is what makes you more comfortable?
Can I bring a Friend?
You won’t be able to float together in the same Pod, but you can book your appointments at the same time.
Give us a call to ensure your bookings are together!
Okay..so where exactly did Float therapy come from?
Sensory Deprivation AKA Floating has been around for over 50 years and has a lot of well designed research by scientist + research to back it up.
Floating has been around in earnest since the ‘50s when it was invented in Oklahoma.
If you try to read through some of the history a name that keeps coming up is John Lilly, but the actual inventor of the float tank was Jay Shurley, who was a psychiatrist at the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration.
Shurley and Lilly kind of came up with the idea together, but it was Shurley who actually enacted it and built the first float tank at the VA hospital in 1957. That tank was a vertical float tank.
You were immersed vertically with a big sort of space helmet on, with breathing tubes coming in and breathing tubes coming out. As you could imagine, not many people wanted to volunteer for this.
Most of Shurley’s subjects were NASA astronauts, this was the late 1950s, early ‘60s during the race to the moon.
They ended up discovering that sensory deprivation has a lot of benefits that have been studied and explored ever since.
Floating has seen a resurgence in popularity in this day and age due to the busy-ness of american lifestyles.
Floating is an amazing Natural Therapy to aid in Stress + Physical pain relief.