Before you Float

Our focus is to provide you with a wonderful journey to wellness and true relaxation. The float rooms are warm, quiet and equipped with an open private shower, bath mat, towel and face washer. Each room has complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body wash, ear plugs, and other personal necessities for your float experience. We have a grooming station with hair dryer, for your use post float.
After each client, our float rooms and float tanks are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised for your safety and comfort. We take all necessary steps to ensure your float experience is comfortable, clean and safe. It is important to read the following safety procedures and tips to ensure you have the best possible experience.

When is Floating not advised

  • You are severely sun burnt or have just had a fresh tattoo within the past 5 days.
  • If you have dyed your hair and the colour is still washing out.
  • If you are intoxicated by alcohol or drugs
  • If you are pregnant and you have not consulted with your doctor.
  • If you are suffering from an unstable mental health condition, such as psychosis or have suicidal tendencies.
  • If you are an epileptic where seizures could endanger your safety in the float tank.
  • If you have extremely low blood pressure.
  • If you have impaired kidney disease.
  • If you have bowel or bladder incontinence.
  • If you have a severe skin condition (eczema) or a contagious disease or infectious skin condition and open/infected wounds.
  • If it has been less than two weeks since you experienced gastroenteritis/diarrhoea.
  • Those with asthma, a heart condition, diabetes should seek advise from their doctor prior to making an appointment.
  • If you are having cancer treatment, please consult with your doctor prior to making an appointment.


    Upon arrival you will be greeted by our friendly staff and taken through an induction to floating. This will involve filling in our booking form, a tour of the float tank room and answering any questions you may have. Once the induction has been completed you can remove and store your shoes near the grooming station. You can then go through to our private float rooms.
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OUR TIPS TO FIRST TIME FLOATERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Avoid shaving or waxing the day of your float. You may feel a slight stinging which can be distracting to your relaxation journey.

Try not to have caffeine or cigarettes at least 4 hours prior to your float.

Try not to over hydrate yourself (toilets are provided at reception).

Eating a couple of hours prior should be fine, but floating on a full stomach could be uncomfortable.

ARRIVAL

If it’s your first float, arrive 20 mins before your booking to allow time for paper work and a float induction.

If you have floated before, please arrive 10 mins before your booking. We recommend that during this time you use the washroom if needed.

INSIDE THE PRIVATE FLOAT ROOM

Enter your private float room and remove any makeup with the facial wipes provided.

Remove your clothing and any jewellery if worn and take a shower. 

Wash your hair and body with the shampoo and body wash provided. Dry your ears and put the ear plugs in.

Carefully get into the float tank via the step provided.

INSIDE THE FLOAT TANK

The room will remain dimly lit for the duration of your float. Once you slide the canopy of the tank shut there will be total darkness. If you have any reservations you may choose to leave the tank canopy open or partially open OR you may also choose to close the tank canopy (recommended) and leave on the interior tank light.

Gently lay down in the water, your body will bob up straight away due to the high concentration of Epsom salts.

Position yourself in the centre of the tank by touching your legs and arms to the sides of the tank slowly move your arms and legs away from the tank to a comfortable position. Usually with your arms above your head with elbows bent or positioned by your side palms down and elbows bent or where ever you find them most comfortable.

Take a few deep, controlled breaths, relax your head back and allow your body to relax. Music will lull you into your float for the first 10 minutes as you begin your journey to deep relaxation.

WHEN SHOULD FLOATING BE AVOIDED?

If you have open wounds, a large area of abrasion or a severe skin condition such as eczema.
If you have a contagious illness or infectious skin condition.
If it has been less than 2 weeks since experiencing gastroenteritis/diarrhea.
If you have had a fresh tattoo within the last 5 days.
If you are intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
If you have severe sunburn.
Your hair has been recently dyed and is still loosing colour when wet.
If you suffer from an unstable mental condition, such as psychosis or have suicidal thoughts.
If you are pregnant and have not consulted with your doctor to seek their advice.
Those with asthma, a heart condition, diabetes, epilepsy or any other severe health condition must consult with their doctor before coming in.
If you are having chemotherapy or radiation therapy, please consult with your doctor. Research has shown that patients with cancer experience high levels of depression and anxiety, partially because their diagnoses can be highly co-morbid. (1) Insomnia and pain are also symptoms experienced by patients throughout various phases of their cancer journey.1 Float therapy has been shown to be effective in combating these symptoms in conjunction with conventional therapies. (1, 3, 4) Float therapy is often used by doctors and practitioners as a holistic regimen to bring balance and return the body back to its internal homeostasis, creating an environment in which the body is relaxed and is self-healing. (1, 3-5)
References 
Deng G, Cassileth B. Integrative Oncology: Complementary therapies for pain, anxiety, and mood disturbance. CA Cancer J Clin. 2005;(55):109-116. doi: 10.3322/canjclin.55.2.109. Lilly JC. Mental effects of reduction of ordinary levels of physical stimuli on intact, healthy persons. Psychaitr Rep Am Psychiatr. Assoc. 1956;5:1-9; discussion, 10-28. Brown L, Kroenke K, Theobald D, Wu J, Tu W. The association of depression and anxiety with health‐related quality of life in cancer patients with depression and/or pain. Psychooncology. 2010; 19(7): 734–741. doi: 10.1002/pon.1627. Johnsson K, Kjellgren A. Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016;(16) 108 doi: 10.1186/s12906-016-1089-x. Kjellgren A, Westman J. Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention – a randomized controlled pilot trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014;(14):417. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-417. 
OPENING HOURS: 
MONDAY - Closed
TUESDAY - THURSDAY  10:00am - 1:30pm & 3:00pm - 8:30pm 
FRIDAY - Closed
SATURDAY  9am - 4:00pm 
SUNDAY - Closed
118 North Road, Warragul VIC 3820
03 5622 1847
info@buoyantsea.com.au
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