F.A.Q.

What is floating?

Imagine yourself floating effortlessly in a quiet peaceful space… The stress of the day is far away. Your mind is free to drift and tension slowly melts away. While in the float room, you will be completely relaxed, suspended in a dense water solution of pure Epsom salt. This creates the effect of near zero gravity. Your body floats like a cork on the surface of the water. As you lay in absolute tranquility, every muscle is allowed to gradually relieve it’s functional tensions. Your entire body, including internal organs, muscles and bones will be, for the first time, completely rested and at ease.​ Although underwater music and color light therapy can be provided, there is typically no light or sound, during your float session. The air and water are maintained at skin temperature and the water is soft and silky to the touch​.

Free from the functions of interpreting and processing light, sound, temperature, gravitational forces and other sensations, the brain is able to expand into areas ordinarily inaccessible except during deep meditation. Thus, a wonderfully freeing and opening process begins to take effect, stress is left behind, healing takes place more rapidly, learning and creativity is enhanced, sudden insights and inspirations may unfold and problems are more easily solved. Feelings of profound peace and joy are induced by the release of endorphin’s the body’s natural mood elevators and pain reducers. A beautiful silence is experienced and a lightness of being that cannot be felt in any other way unfolds.

​After your float you’ll feel positively refreshed, rejuvenated and calm, a feeling that can last for days.

How is the water kept clean?

When your float is over the wave float room will begin it’s state of the art cleaning cycle. The water is filtered through a 50 sq.ft. cartridge filter system, sanitized with ultra violet light and ozone. The salt density of the water in a float tank is higher than that of the dead sea, which makes it extremely difficult for germs or microbes to live in! Floating and the use of commercial float tanks is approved by the Health Department in Johnson County as well as the State of Indiana Board of Health.

What do I wear?

You can wear a swimsuit if you like but for full sensory deprivation we recommend floating in just your birthday suit!

What should I bring?

You will want to bring a hair brush and any cosmetics that you will want for after your float session. The wave float room is equipped with a customer based, MP3 connection, ipod dock, so bring your own music. Theta Floats will provide you with towels, ear plugs, vaseline to cover any scratches that you may have, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner, make-up remover wipes, and Q-tips.

What if I fall asleep?

It is completely safe if you fall asleep, you can not sink because the density of the water holds you up. Once you let go and fully relax you may slip into the theta brain wave state, the state that feels dream like. Theta brain wave patterns are usually achieved through practiced meditation.

Will I feel claustrophobic?

Probably not, the wave float room is 4.5 feet wide and 8 feet long. You are in complete control, if you want a light on or the door open until you are comfortable, you can. However, when your sense of space and time are not a factor, it is difficult to feel claustrophobic.

Is there anyone who should not float?

You should not float if you have epilepsy, any infectious diseases, an active skin condition, kidney problems or have incontinence. If you have a severe medical condition or are pregnant, consult your physician before floating.

Is there an age restriction?

At Theta Floats we require written parental consent for anyone under the age of 18 to use our float rooms, anyone under the age of 12 must have a parent in the room with them during the float session (in the room not the tank).