Float House Victoria | FAQ


In this section of the site we answer the most popular questions that our customers have about our products. If you can’t find the answer here don’t hesitate to contact us.

Can anyone float?

Yes, everybody floats regardless of size or shape.

What if I’m Claustrophobic?

Our tanks are also very spacious and offer plenty of ceiling height. Remember you are in complete control of your float experience; you can open the lid or leave the tank light on during your float session.

Will the salt hurt my skin?

No, the Epsom salt actually rejuvenates the skin and leaves you feeling silky and clean after your shower. If you have any abrasions, scratches or other cuts, the salt can sting. We suggest you do not shave or wax 12 hours before your session.

How clean is the water?

The water in the float tank is very clean. It is completely filtered through a high tech filtration process in between each float session. Although the high salinity of Epsom salt kills 99.9% of bacteria in the water, the filter system continuously monitors the water and adds the specific appropriate amount of ozone and bromine to maintain a constant water hygiene. Every individual is required to shower immediately prior to entering the float tank as well as after floating. The water in our float tanks is hundreds of times more sanitary than a normal public swimming pool or hot tub.

I’m Pregnant can I still float?

Yes, in fact floating is a great way to alleviate back strain while your pregnant.

I’m post op. Can I still float?

Yes, as long as the external wounds are healed. Floating in epsom salt is a proven beneficial means to postoperative skin rejuvenation.

Will the salts affect my treated hair colour?

No, the tank solution won’t cause any more harm than your usual shampoo and conditioner. Infact Epsom salt can increase the health and volume of your hair.

Will the salt hurt my skin?

No, the epsom salt actually rejuvenates the skin and leaves you feeling silky and clean after your shower. If you have any abrasions, scratches or other cuts, the salt can sting. We suggest you do not shave 12 hours before your session.

Should I bring my swim suit (or anything else)?

You can wear a swim suit in the tank if your like. However, most people choose to float naked as a suit can tight around your body and may be distracting during your session. As for anything else, if you have longer hair, you may want to bring a hair elastic or brush. If you wear contact lenses you should bring a place to hold them in while you are in the tank. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, robes, sandals, earplugs, body wash/shampoo, blow dryer, etc.).

Can I float even when menstruating?

Yes, just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool.

Other common questions

We have chosen the pod style tank manufactured by US Float Tanks. They are state of the art in terms of technology, functionality, cleanliness and operation. They are outfitted with an audio system, LED color therapy lighting and an intercom to connect you with us at the front reception.
No, the tanks only contain 11 inches of salt water and you will be floating on your back.
Each room has an emergency siren, lights and sprinkler system. As well, a message will be sent to each floater with respect to emergency protocol and direction. You are perfectly safe in the float tank.
It is very normal to doze off into light stages of sleep during a session. You will find it is near impossible to roll over once you are lying on your back. In the event you did roll over the salt contact with your eyes would wake even the sleepiest of giants.
Yes, our tanks are 4’6″ wide by 7’6″ long and in the solution everybody floats, regardless of size or shape.
There are no locks or latches on the tanks. You are also able to contact the front desk via intercom should you require any assistance during your float.
Yes, many first time floaters prefer to leave the lid open for the first few minutes to help them orient to the tank. It is not recommended to leave the tank open for the entire session as the air temperature can change altering the overall experience.
No, the tanks are heated to the same temperature as your skin (94.0 oF) so you will find it quite comfortable. If the temperature is too cool you may ask our front desk attendant to increase it. The epsom salts in the solution will prevent any wrinkling, in fact your skin will feel super smooth and hydrated afterwards.
Nothing. An important part of the float experience is to leave all of you expectations at the door and simply be present for your experience.