FLOAT THERAPY

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what you need to know

Before your visit.

First time floaters, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out a health form and get familiar with our facility.

If you have tubes in your ears, we recommend you avoid floating.

We recommend waiting until tattoos are completely healed before coming to float as we want to make sure your piece of art heals properly!

Avoid shaving, waxing or anything that may irritate skin at least 12 hours before your float as the salt will most likely cause irritation. We provide Vaseline for small cuts/open wounds in order to avoid stinging.

Freshly coloured hair MUST have the shower water run clear and not stain a white towel before floating or it could damage our pods and your beautiful colour.

For health and safety concerns, if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you will not be allowed to float.

We appreciate that females who are experiencing their menstrual cycle the day of their float reschedule to another time.

We recommend eating something light before you float and allowing 30 minutes to digest so that the stomach noises don’t distract you during your float. If you eat a very heavy meal before floating, you may spend a lot of energy focusing on the sounds of digestion. On the other hand, if you are hungry you may spend a lot of energy focusing on these same sounds. Moderation works.

Make sure to add us to your email address book or check your spam folder for email confirmation and reminder of your upcoming appointments with us.

What to bring.

For optimal sensory reduction, we strongly encourage clients to float in the nude for the greatest experience. Each room is equipped with a private shower and changing area. Of course, feel free to bring a swimsuit if you feel more comfortable! All you need to bring is a hair brush. We provide towels, facecloths, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, Vaseline and ear plugs for your comfort.

Hair dryers and Q-tips are located in the change room area, feel free to use them!

If you have a tendency of having swimmers ear, we will provide you with free ear plugs for your comfort. Ear plugs are highly recommended to add to the sensory reduction experience.

During your float.

If you have any cut/scratches or have recently shaved, you may feel a stinging sensation for several minutes. If you have any small open wounds/cuts, apply liquid bandaid before coming in or use the vaseline we provide at our facility to seal them, this will provide protection from the high concentration of salt.

If you get any salt water in your eyes, you will be uncomfortable for a few minutes. To avoid getting drops of salt water in your eyes when your float ends, use the fresh cloth and put it on your hairline when you sit up. Also, keep salty hands away from your eyes. If you happen to get salt in your eyes, use the fresh water squirt bottle to rinse your eyes and pat them dry with the facecloth.

Floating with your arms over your head is a great basic float position to get a nice deep stretch but there’s nothing wrong with readjusting to better suit your comfort.

Don’t worry about the time. It’s an odd sensation not to have a watch or a phone to tell you how much time is left in your float, but try not to think about it. Try and shut off your mind for an hour, embrace being without technology and let your mind go deeper. We recommend staying in for the entirety of your float but this is your time and you are able to leave whenever you feel like it. Let your mind let go and just be.

Float Therapy benefits go far beyond the pod. Make sure to notice the changes in your day to day life. Are you sleeping better? Less pain in some areas? Feeling more rested and relaxed? Remember that Floating is a practice, be patient with the process and allow a few Float sessions to fully experience the benefits of this regular practice.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Some people get overwhelmed by the thought of floating but the truth is that it is a very simple practice. Once you read a little more about floating and watch a few videos on the subject, you will feel more ready for the adventure. There really is nothing to be worried about, this is a practice of letting go and facing your fears (which turns out, most of our fears are illusions that are created by ourselves). Here are answers to our frequently asked questions:

How is the water in the Float Pod cleaned?

Maritime Float & Wellness complies with stringent health and safety regulations. The water in each Float Pod is a salt based solution which is inherently sterile. After each session and anytime the Pod is not in use, our state of the art purification system purifies the water.

Between each session every Float Pod’s water is completely purified with a 25 micron pool filter and both Ozone and UV Light technology to purify and disinfect the water.

Our high standards and commitment to cleanliness ensures that each client will experience a pristine pod and room for each float.

I am 6’4 will I fit in the float pod?

Absolutely, the interior of our pods are approximately 5ft x 7ft.

I am pregnant, what is the temperature of the water? I was told to avoid hot tubs.

First off, we do recommend checking with your doctor prior to floating while pregnant.
The float pod water is heated at body temperature or very close to it, always being between 34-35 degrees Celsius. Because your body does not feel hot or cold and rather stays fairly neutral while in the water, this allows for optimal sensory reduction. Most clients who take baths at home, even while pregnant, would have the water much hotter than that of our Float Pods.

Float therapy is very safe and even beneficial during pregnancy. The zero gravity from the buoyancy of the water helps to relax muscles and release tension, allowing you to get a great stretch and relaxation experience.

Many pregnant women have also said that they love being able to float on their stomach with their head propped up because their belly does not hit the bottom and it allows the belly sleepers to enjoy their favorite sleeping position once again for the hour that they’re here.

I can’t typically float, will I sink when in the Float Pod?

There is no chance of sinking since the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat no matter what.

Do I get dehydrated from soaking for so long ?

Absolutely not, your fingers won’t even prune up and you will come out of the pod with silky soft skin.

Do I have to stay the whole time?

You are in control of your own experience at all times. The pod cover does not lock and you can get out at any time. That being said, we encourage you to stay in for the whole 60 minutes in order to experience all of the benefits that come with floating.

I dye my hair, can I float?

If your hair is freshly dyed, unfortunately, you are unable to float. This is to protect your beautiful hair and to keep our pods from being shut down for cleaning due to stains from the dye. Typically, any excess dye is rinsed away after a few washes. We recommend that you then towel dry your hair using a white towel to test if your hair will leave a stain on it. If there is still some color coming out, you need to wait a couple more days/showers.

Are your services covered under insurance?

Massage Therapy Treatments
All of our Massage Therapists are registered with CMTNB and are able to provide certified receipts for those who have Massage Therapy coverage on their extended health care plan. We also offer direct billing with Blue Cross.

Float Therapy
At this time, most extended health care plans do not cover Float Therapy since there is no practitioner administering the treatment itself. However, because each extended health care plan is unique, it would be best to call your provider and ask them if Float Therapy/Hydrotherapy would be covered under your specific plan.

Hypnotherapy
Yes, hypnotherapy is covered if you have Naturotherapist coverage.

Psychology
Both of our Psychologists are able to provide certified receipts for those who have Psychology coverage on their extended health care plan. We also offer direct billing with Blue Cross.

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171 Lutz Street, Suite 102
Moncton NB E1C 5E8

Tel. 506.853.7378
info.floatwellness@gmail.com