Floatation FAQ’s

How often should I float?

As much as you like, however, we find the effects of a float last way beyond that day.  For best results we recommend regular floating, once or twice a week should do the trick.  

How long do I stay in the pod?

Until the music comes on!  Music will play for the last 5 mins then it's time to get out.  A regular session is 60 mins, some people love floating so much they want to try longer floats, contact us and we can make that happen!

I’m claustrophobic/afraid/anxious…

We have 2 float pod rooms and 1 open pool room. If you are anxious why not try our open pool first. Its a large round pool with no lid, and it’s even large enough for two people to fit in, so bring a friend if you wish.

If you want to try the pod room, don’t be worried, you are in complete control! Keep the lights on if you want.  Leave the lid open if you want.  Since there is an absence of space, time and sensation in the pod its pretty difficult to feel claustrophobic.  While were on the subject you won't sink or roll over either.  I dare you to try make yourself sink, its pretty impossible in that much salt water.  

I'm a bigger guy/gal will I fit in the pod?

Unless you are over 7ft and weigh more than 200kg then you are good to go. If you are worried then book into the open float pool room, its larger.  

What do I wear to float?

In the pod rooms, you float in your own room, just you and your pod, so most people wear nothing.  If that makes you feel uncomfortable then swimwear will do.  

If you are booked into our open pool room, it’s large enough for two people to float at the same time, so we recommend bringing bathers to wear.

How do I prepare for my float? 

We recommend eating a small meal one to two hours before your float, if you’re hungry your tummy may make rumbling noises during your float but if you eat too close to your float time your tummy will make digestion noises throughout your float.

Have a shower in the float room.  Rinse off any oils, products, makeup, then dry off and step into the pod/pool.  The room lights are on sensors so will switch off on their own.  You are in control of the pod lights and the lid.  We recommend having a face cloth nearby incase you want to wipe your face or hands (salt water stings the eyes).  Then close your eyes and relax...

What happens during my float?

Floating is such an individual experience.  Most customers report feeling of peace and relaxation, deep concentration and creativity.  

What do I do after my float?

Music will play to signal 5 mins left.  After 5 mins the music will stop, this is when you get out of the pod.  Shortly after the filters will start.  If you are in a pod room, close the lid of the pod to keep the heat in and head to the shower to wash the salt off.  Once you are dry, put on the bathrobe or something comfy and come relax in our relaxation lounge with a complementary cup of herbal tea.  We love to chat so let us know how your float experience was.  If you don't feel like chatting you can relax solo in our cosy nook with a selection of books and magazines (did you know our owner is also an author).  

What do I bring?

You don't have to bring anything but for an enhanced experience we would recommend bringing comfy clothes you can put on under your bathrobe so you can lounge in our relaxation area, you can even pop on your PJ's if you fancy.  If you wear contact lenses you might want to bring your case and solution so you can take them out for your float.  We supply towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser and we even have a hairdryer.  All our products are vegan friendly, paraben and sulphate free and as eco conscious as we can get.  

Can two people float in the tank at once?

YES! We have Western Australia’s only couples float pool, where two people can float in the same pool at the same time!

If you see floating as a solitary experience but want to bring a friend, we do have more than one solo pod room! Yay! So your partner/parent/gym buddy/neighbour can book a float at the same time in a different room then after you can relax together in our Relaxation Room.  

Is there a situation where I would not be allowed to float?

You will not be permitted to float if....

  • You have an infectious disease

  • You have open wounds

  • you have epilepsy or serious mental conditions 

  • You are pregnant in your first trimester or have a high risk pregnancy 

  • You have coloured or premed you hair in the last 7 days. We ask that you DO NOT float until your hair rinses clear when you wash it.

  • You are under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • You are under 16 and don't have your parents permission

Is the tank clean? 

The high concentration of salt in the water creates an inhospitable environment for most pathogenic microorganisms. We use a chlorine or bromine solution to take care of the rest. In addition, after each use, the entire water content is filtered through 10 micron bags 4 times and passed through a UV filter before the next user.

Will my skin get wrinkly?

The high salt content in the pod prevents this from happening.

I'm pregnant, can I float?

Yes! Floating is great in pregnancy, after 12 weeks, as laying in the tank relives pressure from tired joints. Please consult you’re doctor first if you have any concerns.

I'm currently menstruating, can I float?

That's a personal choice.  If you choose to float just take the same precautions you would as if you were going swimming. 

But I can't swim...?

You don't need to be able to swim.  The water is only 30cm deep.  The high concentration of salt water will keep you afloat, no probs.  

INFRARED SAUNA FAQ’S

What is the difference between an infrared sauna and a traditional sauna?

A traditional sauna heats the air temperature with hot rocks. An infrared sauna emits far infrared waves that penetrate deep into the cells of your body, heating your core temperature, resulting in a detox effect. It is a lot easier to breath in an infrared sauna compared to a traditional sauna and you will find you can tolerate the heat for a lot longer. Our saunas don’t have panels at head level as that can make people light headed.

What are the benefits to infrared sauna?

Infrared saunas may be beneficial for a range of health conditions including:

  • Detoxification; 

  • Improve skin tone;

  • Help with skin conditions such as acne, eczema and dermatitis; 

  • Bacterial infections; 

  • Muscle fatigue and recovery; 

  • Water retention;

  • Energy production; 

  • Weight loss;

  • Immune boosting; and 

  • Stress relief. 

Can I sauna with friends?

Of course! Lots of our regular sauna users love bringing a friend with them. It is a great healthy way to catch up or the perfect date night activity. Our double sauna fits 2 friends and our yoga sauna fits 4 friends seated or 1 person laying down on a yoga mat, with the seats out. We charge an extra $15 per friend that you bring along.

Are the sauna rooms private?

Yes, the sauna room is private, so you can relax, listen to music, read a book, chat to your friends, do yoga, meditate, stretch.

What do I wear to sauna?

As our Sauna is in a private room you can wear as much or as little as you like. We provide towels for you to sit on and wear. If you are with a friend its a great idea to wear Swimwear.

Is there a shower? and should I shower after my sauna?

The Infrared sauna works to increase your core body temperature. Both our sauna rooms have en-suit showers. We also have an additional shower room outwith the sauna room, so if you wish to lounge in our Zen Den in a robe for a while before showering that’s okay to. For the best benefits, try waiting 30min before showering to let the body cool down naturally.

Should I bring anything?

We provide filtered water, towels, books, magazines, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, hairdryer. You shouldn’t need to bring anything. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes so you can lounge in our Zen Den and have a complementary cup of herbal tea after your sauna experience.

Who should consult their doctor before using a sauna?

  • Children under the age of 18

  • People above the age of 65

  • Anyone with cardiovascular conditions, on blood thinning medication, haemophiliacs or people who are prone to bleeding.

  • Pregnant women should avoid using the infrared sauna

  • Individuals suffering from chronic health conditions should always consult their doctor first

If you are unsure about using an infrared sauna, always consult with your doctor first. 

Is the sauna clean?

We clean the saunas after each use with vegan, organic plant based, low toxic products. The saunas are made from Canadian cedar wood, which is naturally antibacterial. Infrared lighting is also a natural disinfectant.

How often should I sauna?

As often as you like! We recommend twice a week, but you can sauna daily if you wish. You can build it into your lifestyle like you do with exercise. If you have a specific health goal it may help to use it more often.

What is your cancellation policy?

Can I pat the dog?

Our golden retriever is called Amber and she sometimes frequents our studio.  She love love loves a cuddle. 

 Remedial Massage FAQ’s

Will I be sore after my remedial massage?

It’s very common to be sore post massage! You may feel tender for up to 3 days. In saying this, your massage should be performed at a comfortable pressure for you. We recommend drinking lots of water and utilising heat (eg. Wheat pack, hot shower, infrared sauna) after your massage.

When shouldn’t I get a massage?

If you are feeling unwell, have a fever or infectious skin condition please call and reschedule your appointment. If you have a diagnosed medical issue, we advise you to consult with your GP prior to your massage.

Can I claim my remedial massage massage on private health?

Yes, we have HICAPS which allows for on the spot claiming. Please make sure you bring your private health fund card with you to each appointment.

What if I don’t have my private health card on me at the time of my massage?

That’s ok! You will need to pay for the appointment in full, we can then provide you with a receipt for you to manually claim through your private health fund.

What types of massage do you offer?

Our remedial therapists are qualified in a wide range of techniques and will use the required modality to reach your treatment goal. Please see remedial massage for a detailed list.

Can I go to the gym straight after my massage?

We advise you to do your gym session, run or exercise class before you come in for a massage. After your massage your muscles need time to heal and recover. You are at a higher risk of injuring yourself and putting stress and strain on the relaxed muscles if you workout straight after your massage.

Can you get a massage while pregnant?

Yes, you absolutely can! We love to care for pregnant women during this special time.    

Remedial massage is safe for the mum and baby through-out the pregnancy. The therapist adapts their techniques to suit the different stages of pregnancy.

There is no research-based or clinical reason for not being able to have a massage during the first trimester.