Floatation Contraindications

Floating can be done by nearly anyone from stressed-out managers, overworked moms, athletes, and those individuals just wanting to escape from everyday life and experience a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We do however highly recommend that if your suffer from any serious medical conditions that you consult with your primary care physician prior to floating.

Who should not float?

-Epileptics not medically controlled
-Those with Incontinence not medically controlled
-Those with Kidney or Respiratory Infections
-Those with Infectious Diseases or Contagious Skin Conditions
-Those with Injuries or Open Bleeding Wounds
-Those under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs
-Those who have been medically advised not to float.
- Those who are under the age of 18 without prior written parental consent.

OR

Do not float if...

-If you suffer from Epilepsy or Incontinence not medically controlled or without consent from your physician.
-If you have Kidney Infection, Respiratory Infection, Contagious Skin Conditions and/or other Infectious Diseases.
-If you are under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs.
-If you are Injured or have Open Bleeding Wounds.
-If you have been medically advised not to float.
-If you are under the age of 18 and do not have prior written parental consent.

(Here are some other findings we do not mention:

The floating bathtub is not recommended to people suffering from severe mental diseases, as sensory deprivation may induce hallucinations.

Likewise, subjects withsevere hypertension should avoid it.

In addition, Floating is not recommended to: anyone with cuts or wounds, or clean-shaved, as the high salt concentration in the water may cause a burning sensation.

To women during their menstrual cycle. ( I know we allow folks with Tampons should we mention this then or just have folks call us?)

To those with freshly dyed hair or using shampoos/dyes that may release colour in the water. )

Why don't you recommend contact lenses?

If you wear contact lenses you may want to remove them as it might be a problem if salt water gets into your eyes. It's always a good idea to bring your lens case and solution. 

Do pregnant women float?

Yes, floating is especially beneficial for pregnant women. (However those with High Risk Pregnancy should consult with their physician prior to floating.)

What if I cannot swim?

The floatation chamber is filled with 13 inches of water and has such a high-density of Epsom salt that any individual, big or small, will float like a cork atop the water.

Will I feel claustrophobic?

Some people have fears before they float the first time. Common fears are based upon the thought that you won’t be in control of your experience. We’ve found that once people realize they have complete control of the floating environment, any fears and anxieties go away. Your float session is in a spacious chamber, not in the commonly used “float tank”.

 

(Should we mention something about menstruation as well?)

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions connect@stillpointwell.com.

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Is there anyone who should not float?

We don’t recommend floating for epileptics not medically controlled, for people intoxicated with drugs or alcohol or for those with infectious diseases or contagious skin conditions. Do not float if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Do not float if you are injured or have open or bleeding wounds. Do not float if you suffer from incontinence, nausea or epilepsy and are not on medication and have been medically advised not to float. Do not float if you under the age of 18 without prior written parental consent.

What if I cannot swim?

The floatation chamber is filled with 13 inches of water and has such a high-density of Epsom salt that any individual, big or small, will float like a cork atop the water.

 

Can Anyone Float?

Yes, Floating can be done by nearly anyone from stressed-out managers, overworked moms, athletes, and those individuals just wanting to escape from everyday life and experience a state of complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We do however highly recommend that if you suffer from any serious medical conditions that you consult with your primary care physician prior to floating.

 

Will I feel claustrophobic?

Some people have fears before they float the first time. Common fears are based upon the thought that you won’t be in control of your experience. We’ve found that once people realize they have complete control of the floating environment, any fears and anxieties go away. Your float session is in a spacious chamber, not in the commonly used “float tank”.

 

Do pregnant women float?

Yes, floating is especially beneficial for pregnant women.