Immortal Float Therapy FAQ:

What do I do before floating?

If it’s your first time, we will give you a short introduction to the tanks and floatation in general (most of the info you will find in this website).  When you’re ready, you will take a shower, as it is important to remove all hair products, soaps, and lotions. Then you’re ready to float. No stretching required.

What if I get claustrophobic or just don’t feel right during the float?

At no time are you trapped in the tank.  You can always sit up, open the door, get some air.  You are under no obligation to stay in the tank for the entire float session. If you would like to schedule a time to see the tank before committing to a float, just give us a call.

What do I wear during a float session?

You can wear a bathing suit if you prefer, but most people do not wear anything while floating.  The float tanks are in private rooms to ensure privacy.

Do I have to remain inside the whole time?

You may get out anytime you wish. You will experience that while in the relaxation state, your session time will go by faster than expected.

How clean are your tank?

The massive amount of Epsom salt added makes the water highly sterile. Aside from this natural cleanliness, the water is fully filtered 7 times between each float, utilizing a UV and hydrogen peroxide sterilization system as well as a cartridge filter.

Can anyone FLOAT? Are there any restrictions?

If you are currently suffering from any severe medical condition, epilepsy, severe skin rash, or incontinence, then we must ask that you refrain from floating until those conditions have improved.  Please consult with your physician before booking a float.

Is there a possibility of drowning?

Some people fall asleep, but the water is so buoyant that everyone, whatever shape or size, floats effortlessly. Just remember not to wipe your eyes when you wake or else you’ll be in for a short bout of saltwater pain.

Do you have tanks that accommodate more than one person?

We do have tanks that accommodate couples, so that they can share the same relation experience.

Can I bring my personal Items?

Bring anything that you’d normally use post-shower— a hair brush, lotion, contact lens care products, etc. Other than some personal items, we’ll provide everything you should need for your float experience (towels, earplugs, body wash/shampoo/conditioner). Each room is fully private, so your belongings will be safe with you inside.

What is I can’t Wet my hair?

If you can’t wash or get your head wet, you should bring a waterproof (e.g. silicone) swim cap, although be aware that no swim cap is perfect, and leaking is common around the ears and jaw!

Floating while pregnant?

Generally floating is not advised if you’re in the first or nearing the end of your third trimester. That said, floating can provide great relief for the aches and. For your safety and ours, we strongly suggest that you consult with your physician or midwife before coming in.

Will I be able to access a bathroom?

We kindly ask, no bodily fluid in the tank.

All our floating rooms are equipped with everything you might need, so having to use a restroom should not be inconvenient, all our room, have toilets installed so that all the experience is private. Just make sure, to gently sit up right, reach for the towel wipe your face and hands. Be careful while you’re outside the tank, gently dry off making sure you are not dripping, to prevent any slips.

How long is a typical float?

We recommend that your first few floats be 60 minutes long just to get acquainted with the space. Those who already have a practice (martial arts, yoga, meditation) and/or are accustomed to the longer time domain may desire to float for 90 minutes their first time.

Is It safe to drive home after the session?

Driving immediately after a float generally isn’t an issue, but it’s quite possible that you’ll feel so relaxed that you might need a bit of time to readjust or process your experience. Take your time— our resting area is comfortable, and we offer some delicious compliments.

Do you provide floating instructions?

No, there is no need for that, the great thing about floating is that you have the freedom to experience the space in several ways. Some floaters like to get in and focus on their breath, visualize, recite a mantra, do a body scan, or even listen to their choice of music.  While many people choose to jump right into the full sensory restriction experience, if the idea of being alone with yourself in the dark is in any way daunting, keep the lights on or the door open, or let us know to keep the music playing for you. Our goal is that you have the best experience.A quick tip: People commonly find comfort in having their hands above their head.

If you do require of our assistance or guidance, we would be more than happy to help!

How many times should I float?

We recommend from 3 to 5 floats to start noticing the effects floating provides. Aside from getting acclimated it really depends on what you plan to use the tank for and how often you feel that it’s necessary. You are free choose how often to float, every day, every two days, once a week. You have the choice to decide how to incorporate floating as a practice in your life.

Immortal Salt Therapy FAQ:

Are there any side effects for the salt therapy?

No. However. If you have a lot of mucous, you may experience increased coughing after a treatment. This is the body’s way of responding to the salt treatment by draining the accumulated mucus. Salt Therapy is universally beneficial to a great majority of individuals, due to using a mineral of nature which has been used for thousands of years for healing, and which is already present in every cell of our bodies.

Why Do I Need Salt?

Every cell in a human body contains salt. Our bodies need salt to properly function. It is required for the metabolism, the transportation of nutrients, and the removal of unwelcome substances from our bodies.  However, our bodies do not manufacture salt, we must absorb it from the foods or drinks that we consume. Salt is made of sodium and chloride. Sodium is an electrolyte which helps regulate electrical charges moving through cells to and from the brain. Chloride can preserve body’s balance of acids and aids in the absorption of potassium.  Salt is also essential for healthy muscles, including those of the heart, for controlling bacteria in the stomach, and for transporting carbon dioxide to the lungs from cells in need of oxygen. 27% of salt in a human body is found in the bones. If the body has too little salt, it extracts some from the bones, which can result in Osteoporosis.

Why I feel even worse after my first salt therapy session?

About 40% of Chronic suffers experience a worsening of symptoms before getting better. This is Common with therapies that promote actual healing, instead of just masking symptoms.

How often should I use the salt room if have chronic pains?

For best results, try to complete sessions as consecutively as possible – daily is best, but at least 3 times a week are usually needed for challenging cases.

Why I feel headache and discomfort during my section?

Don’t worry. If it is your first session, we refer it as adaptation session. Typically, the body needs to become adapted to the salt room microclimate before healing takes place.  Having said that, many people complete this adaptation process during the first session and already notice positive effects. A much smaller group will require more than one session for adaptation to occur.  Sometimes during adaptation some negative symptoms may occur, like a headache or some other discomfort, but these effects will normally be absent or diminish during subsequent sessions.

Will the salt therapy session interact with my medicine?
  1. Salt Therapy helps medications work more effectively, so less can be used.

When should salt treatment be avoided?

  • Infections accompanied by fever
  • Patients who have cancer
  • Patients who have or have had a tuberculosis
  • Patients who have cardiac insufficiency
  • High blood pressure diseases / hypertension in IIB stage
  • Acute stage of respiratory disease
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Intoxication
  • Bleeding
  • Spitting of blood
  • All internal diseases in decompensation
What is salt room therapy?

Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment that alleviates the health problems associated with asthma, allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, and a host of other respiratory illnesses. It is a modern-day therapeutic method based on the principle of the natural salt mine microclimate (Speleotherapy), where frequent exposure to the salt produced healing results for miners and others experiencing respiratory illnesses. As you relax in a comfortable, climate-controlled room surrounded by mineral salt, salt micro-particles are emitted into the room and passively enter your lungs to initiate the healing process.

How does salt therapy work?

A machine, known as Halo generator, produces dry saline aerosol by mechanically crushing rock salt grains to the size of 1 to 5 micrometers. The generator is stored in a closet of the salt rooms. The dry salt aerosol is blown into the rooms via a small opening in the wall. In addition to a Halo generator, the walls of salt therapy rooms are covered with mineral salt. The salt-filled room provides a negative ion environment (like the seashore), which contributes to wellbeing and promotes stress reduction in addition to helping your condition. These small particles of salt are negatively ionized and bear very high kinetic energy. This way they can travel into the deepest and smallest parts of the lungs. Negative ionization of salt aerosol increases the efficiency of healing. Inhaling the micro-salt particles assists you in expelling mucous and helps open constricted airways. It also boosts the immune system.

Isn't introducing salt into the body bad for you?

Eating too much salt is linked to high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, with salt therapy the salt enters your respiratory system, not your stomach, heart and kidneys. In addition, the concentration of salt is 0.5-10 mg/m3 (milligrams per cubic meter). To put that into perspective, the daily recommended salt intake for the average adult is 6g (grams). Therefore, the amount of salt entering your respiratory system is extremely low. Even if you eat that amount instead of breathing it, the amount of salt is insignificant. Salt entering the lungs kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, and loosens mucus.

Is salt therapy safe for children?

Yes. Salt therapy is a completely drug-free treatment for children and adults. Children as young as 3 months have benefitted greatly and respond quickly and effectively to Halotherapy. Children are more prone to respiratory problems because they pick up more viruses and their lungs are not fully developed until about the age of 9. In addition, the environment is filled with pollutants which children have a harder time keeping at bay.

Is salt therapy safe for pregnant women?

Yes. Salt therapy is a great choice for women who do not want to rely heavily on over-the-counter or prescribed medication for sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses. Pregnant women who have come to Respire have experienced relief for their congestion and chronic respiratory problems. In addition, the ionized salt particles help boost their immune system. For your safety and ours, please consult with your physician or midwife before coming in.

Should I stop using my medication during salt therapy?

No. Salt room therapy should be used as a complementary treatment. People who come for salt room therapy often find that they can reduce their dependence on certain medications and that their episodes are not as frequent or severe. However, you should always follow your doctor’s advice and your prescribed medication regimen.

How does it feel during the therapy session?

Halotherapy enhances mental well-being, much like one experiences when relaxing by the ocean. The fine salt mist largely goes unnoticed. It is common to taste a hint of salt on your lips. The whole room is covered with mineral salt. The room’s temperature and humidity are maintained for optimal treatment conditions (72-74 Fahrenheit, with 50% humidity). The lights will dim, and you can choose to listen to relaxing music. Many people like to close their eyes and meditate. One session last for 45 minutes. You will feel relaxed and energized afterwards.

How many treatments will I need?

Numbers of sessions vary from person to person. To get the best results from salt therapy, we recommended you attend on a regular basis until congestion has been cleared and your condition is manageable. Seeing benefits from salt therapy requires consistency – after all one trip to the gym doesn’t guarantee a six pack! Every experience is different, and it depends on the type and severity of your condition. To maximize the healing process, we typically recommend a course of 12-15 treatments over a period of 8 weeks. You may feel some improvement after one session, but a series of treatments is best for longer-term results. After a series of treatments your breathing will become easier and symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath will improve noticeably. People also come for treatments as a preventative measure.

What about picking up germs in the salt room?

One of the natural properties of salt is that it absorbs bacteria. The walls are also covered in salt, which creates the nearly sterile conditions in each room. In addition, after a session, the room is fully ventilated for 15 minutes.

Is salt therapy covered by insurance?

What clothing do I wear in the salt room?

You do not need to wear anything special. Come as you are. For clients who have skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, we recommend that you expose those areas. T-shirt and shorts would work in that case for maximum exposure. For respiratory ailments, there is no need to expose the skin.

Can I do therapy if I’m an active smoker?

Those currently smoking, we respectfully ask you to refrain from making salt therapy appointments.