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WHAT IS FLOATING?

Your Float session begins by entering a private and silent room. One would quickly rinse off in a warm shower and enter a specially designed float tank containing 10 inches of water and over 850 pounds of Epsom salt. The water is heated to 34.2 C (the average skin temperature) and upon lying down, your body is able to float completely effortlessly. The head and face are above the water without effort, but your remaining body is underwater. Within minutes you experience the sensation of floating on a cloud, and the ability to perceive your physical body dissipates into the surrounding water.

 

Floating is state of complete relaxation. Chaotic thoughts and the anxiety stricken body begin to let go. Your mind and body truly rest and the senses are revived. Upon exiting the float tank you rinse off again, ready to experience renewed senses and a refreshed mind.

What is floating? Zee Float Commercial.

"All afloat" CHCH Television Segment.

BENEFITS

  • Alleviates Physical and Mental Stress
  • Improves Sleep
  • Relieves Chronic Pain
  • Improves Athletic Performance through Visualization
  • Quickens Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Shifts Brain Waves from Beta to Alpha, Theta and even Delta
  • Increases Creativity and Problem Solving Ability
  • Reduce Blood Pressure
  • Increases Endorphin Production
  • Lowers Cortisol, Adrenaline and other Stress Hormones
  • Enhances Senses
  • Deepens Meditation
  • Diminishes Depression, Anxiety and Fear
  • Facilitates Freedom from Habits, Phobias and Addiction
  • Eliminates Fatigue and Jet Lag
  • Promotes Total Calm and Peaceful Relaxation

OUR TANKS

ESCAPE POD

OASIS TANK

PRO FLOAT CABIN

Water Sanitation

 

3x Filtration - The entirety of the water is filtered through a 1-10 micron filter a minimum of three times after each float. Skimmers are used to keep the surface completely clear.

 

UV / Hydrogen Peroxide - Hydrogen peroxide is used as a disinfectant in the tanks – a non-toxic alternative to chlorine and bromine. High powered UV light units are attached to the pump system for added sanitation.

 

Proper Chemistry - We rigorously measure and maintain the pH, alkalinity, specific gravity, and temperature of the tanks. The water in the float tank is about 30% epsom salt, which is a difficult environment for a lot of bacteria to live in (the Dead Sea is named that for a reason). Our tanks are likely to have some of the cleanest water you’ve ever been in.

FLOAT AMBASSADORS

Meet all our float ambassadors

FLOAT FAQ

  • What if I am claustrophobic?

    People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems floating. You have complete control of your environment, and you can get in and out of the tank as you please. You are also more than welcome to float with the door open, and we even have a small floating light to bring inside (by request).

  • How is the tank water cleaned?

    It may come as a surprise to our clients but float tank water goes through a treatment process similar to drinking water. Once the floater has exited the tank, the filtration system is turned on. The entire body of water is then filtered a minimum of 3 times before the next float session.

     

    Stage 1 Pumping: When the filtration system is turned on, the water is pumped out of the float tank cavity.

     

    Stage 2 Large Material Filtration: First, the water passes through a fine screen to remove large particulate matter e.g. hair or small earplug pieces.

     

    Stage 3 Micro-filtration: After larger particulate matter is removed, the water is then pushed through a 1-10 micron filter to remove any additional suspended material or large bacteria.

     

    Stage 4 Disinfection: Immediately following the filtration stages, the almost-clean-water passes through a UV light. As the UV light passes through the water, the energy (wavelength) is absorbed by the microorganisms and breaks down pathogens’ DNA. DNA is the code that tells the organism how to reproduce. Without being able to reproduce, it cannot cause infection or illness.

     

    In addition to UV light treatment, hydrogen peroxide is added daily to the water to assist with disinfection. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down microorganism cell walls, removing any potential threat from undesirable pathogens. Hydrogen peroxide is a non-toxic chemical alternative to chlorine or bromine, is completely water soluble, and does not produce harmful residues or gasses.

     

    Stage 5 Water Quality Testing: To ensure that the filtration and disinfectants are functioning, water quality tests are conducted by the float specialist on duty. The tests include: hydrogen peroxide levels, pH, alkalinity, and temperature. We also regularly measure the specific gravity and tank water depth to ensure you will float with ease!

     

    We are also inspected on a random basis by public health to ensure our tanks are meeting their standards.

     

  • Will I float?

    YES.

  • How should I prepare for my first float?

    • Avoid caffeine for 3-4 hours before your float.
    • Avoid shaving or waxing for at least 6 hours before floating.
    • Try to eat a light meal 60-90 minutes before your float.
    • Make sure to use the washroom before your session so you are not distracted.
    • If you wear contacts, bring a case, or take them out before you come.
  • How do I float?

    After you climb inside the tank, you will find a comfortable position lying on your back. You can place your hands beside your body, above your head, or on top of your chest/belly. And then you float!

  • Should I float face down?

    No. Last time we checked, humans cannot breathe under water.

  • Do I need to bring anything: towel, swimsuit, shower slippers?

    Nope! You float ‘au naturel’. The only thing you may want to bring is a case for your contacts. Other than that, we provide all the necessary items (shower slippers, towels, earplugs, shampoo/conditioner, moisturizers, hair brushes, hair dryer etc).

  • Do I have to wear the earplugs?

    We strongly recommend that first-time floaters wear the earplugs to prevent the salt water from sitting in your ear canal during your float. If the salt water is not rinsed out correctly, there is a possibility that the salt will crystallize in the ear, and could result in ear infections. However, we do have some experienced floaters who choose to float without earplugs. In the event you choose to float without the ear plugs, we offer a 50/50 vinegar/water ear rinse that flushes the salt water out of the ear canal during your post-float shower.

  • How long are float sessions?

    The float itself is 60 minutes long, but you'll need time to shower before and after. So expect to be here for at least 90 minutes. We also have a post-float lounge with complimentary tea, an aromatherapy oxygen bar, and some books. So no need to rush back into reality, stay as long as you like.

     

    We now offer 90 minute floats at 9 PM and 9:30 PM every day of the week, and all day Sunday, at no extra charge!!

     

    If you are interested in even longer float sessions, contact us directly and we can help you out!

  • How do I know when my float is over?

    Soft music will fade in to let you know when your session is over. We also use a light in our pro-float Cabin to wake people up.

  • What if I fall asleep in the tank?

    No problem! Many people fall asleep in the tank, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat.

  • Is there an ideal time in the day to float?

    Not really. This depends on your floating intention. Some people prefer to float in the morning to set the tone for the day, to manage pain, or to “come down” off of a night shift. While others prefer to float in the evening to de-stress after a busy day or help prepare them for sleep. Or, some people pop-by to float if they are applying visualization techniques to enhance athletic performance or to think more deeply about school/work challenges. Finally, some people float whenever they have some free time!

  • How often should I float?

    Whatever “floats” your boat. But seriously, it really depends on you and what works for your schedule. We consider floating to be a maintenance therapy, so floating on a regular basis is considered better. That could be a few days a week or once a month. We have different membership options to accommodate variations in floating frequency.

  • Can I float for less than 60 minutes?

    Yes, you are more than welcome to get out of the float tank at any point during your session. However, we do not offer discounted floats for sessions shorter than 60 minutes.

  • Can I float with music?

    Although we recommend complete sensory deprivation for the full experience, we can play music for the duration of your float session. Just let us know when you book your appointment. If you want to bring your own audio device, let us know prior to booking so we can put you in the proper tank.

  • Can I float under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

    No.

  • Can I float if I dyed my hair?

    We ask that people wait at least 7 days after dyeing their hair. If you notice that you still have colour washing out after the 7 days, we ask that you wait until the dye has bled out completely. The dye can contaminate the water or stain the inside of the float tanks. Please consult your hairstylist before floating if you are unsure if the high concentration of epsom salts will compromise your hair quality.

  • Can I float if I’m pregnant?

    Yes! Because of the anti-gravity effect, many pregnant women report the reduction of aches and pains on the spine and joints. In addition, women have expressed special “bonding” with the baby in the second/trimester as they become hyper-aware of any movement within the womb. If you are floating near the end of your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with a physician before coming in.

  • Can I float if I’m on my period?

    Yes! Take the same precautions as if you were going swimming in a public pool.

  • Can children float?

    In our experience, children under the age of 12 have a difficult time floating (they don’t want to stay still, float tank is too dark, or they splash salt water in their eyes etc). If you think your child would enjoy or benefit from floating, we may recommend that you stay in the float room with them while they adjust to the experience.

  • Can more than one person float in a tank at a time?

    No, our float tanks are designed for one person only. Since we have 3 float tanks, we can have up to 3 people floating at any one time.

  • How often do Zee Float staff float?

    Depending on our schedules, Zee Float staff try to float once a week. If we can float more frequently, we will!

  • Is this new-agey mumbo jumbo?

    Floating has been around for over 50 years, and has published research to back it up.

  • How do I book a float appointment?

    All of our float sessions are appointment based. Purchase your float online and then visit our online scheduler to select a tank and a float time. You are also more than welcome to book your appointment over the phone.

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

  • How do memberships work?

    Memberships work a lot like a gym membership. Depending on your membership type, your credit card will be debited and the appropriate amount of floats will be added to your Zee Float account as credits each month. These credits can be used to book float sessions in any available room for any available times.

  • What if I don't use all my floats that month?

    No problem, float credits carry forward and never expire. They are also fully transferable and shareable. Credits can be sent via email to anyone you think could use a float.

  • Is there any contract to sign?

    No. There is no fine print and memberships can be cancelled at any time.

CONTACT US

ZeeFloat is located at

430 York Blvd - Unit 2

Hamilton, ON L8R 3K8

CONTACT INFO:

info@zeefloat.com

905.769.3404

HOURS:

Mondays | 4PM - Midnight

Tuesday - Sunday | 9AM - Midnight

Sundays | 90 Min Floats All Day long

Weekly | 9PM Floats are 90 Min

  • What if I am claustrophobic?

    People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems floating. You have complete control of your environment, and you can get in and out of the tank as you please. You are also more than welcome to float with the door open, and we even have a small floating light to bring inside (by request).

  • How is the tank water cleaned?

    It may come as a surprise to our clients but float tank water goes through a treatment process similar to drinking water. Once the floater has exited the tank, the filtration system is turned on. The entire body of water is then filtered a minimum of 3 times before the next float session.

     

    Stage 1 Pumping: When the filtration system is turned on, the water is pumped out of the float tank cavity.

     

    Stage 2 Large Material Filtration: First, the water passes through a fine screen to remove large particulate matter e.g. hair or small earplug pieces.

     

    Stage 3 Micro-filtration: After larger particulate matter is removed, the water is then pushed through a 1-10 micron filter to remove any additional suspended material or large bacteria.

     

    Stage 4 Disinfection: Immediately following the filtration stages, the almost-clean-water passes through a UV light. As the UV light passes through the water, the energy (wavelength) is absorbed by the microorganisms and breaks down pathogens’ DNA. DNA is the code that tells the organism how to reproduce. Without being able to reproduce, it cannot cause infection or illness.

     

    In addition to UV light treatment, hydrogen peroxide is added daily to the water to assist with disinfection. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down microorganism cell walls, removing any potential threat from undesirable pathogens. Hydrogen peroxide is a non-toxic chemical alternative to chlorine or bromine, is completely water soluble, and does not produce harmful residues or gasses.

     

    Stage 5 Water Quality Testing: To ensure that the filtration and disinfectants are functioning, water quality tests are conducted by the float specialist on duty. The tests include: hydrogen peroxide levels, pH, alkalinity, and temperature. We also regularly measure the specific gravity and tank water depth to ensure you will float with ease!

     

    We are also inspected on a random basis by public health to ensure our tanks are meeting their standards.

  • Will I float?

    YES.

  • How should I prepare for my first float?

    • Avoid caffeine for 3-4 hours before your float.
    • Avoid shaving or waxing for at least 6 hours before floating.
    • Try to eat a light meal 60-90 minutes before your float.
    • Make sure to use the washroom before your session so you are not distracted.
    • If you wear contacts, bring a case, or take them out before you come.
  • How do I float?

    After you climb inside the tank, you will find a comfortable position lying on your back. You can place your hands beside your body, above your head, or on top of your chest/belly. And then you float!

  • Should I float face down?

    No. Last time we checked, humans cannot breathe under water.

  • Do I need to bring anything: towel, swimsuit, shower

    slippers?

    Nope! You float ‘au naturel’. The only thing you may want to bring is a case for your contacts. Other than that, we provide all the necessary items (shower slippers, towels, earplugs, shampoo/conditioner, moisturizers, hair brushes, hair dryer etc).

  • Do I have to wear the earplugs?

    We strongly recommend that first-time floaters wear the earplugs to prevent the salt water from sitting in your ear canal during your float. If the salt water is not rinsed out correctly, there is a possibility that the salt will crystallize in the ear, and could result in ear infections. However, we do have some experienced floaters who choose to float without earplugs. In the event you choose to float without the ear plugs, we offer a 50/50 vinegar/water ear rinse that flushes the salt water out of the ear canal during your post-float shower.

  • How long are float sessions?

    The float itself is 60 minutes long, but you'll need time to shower before and after. So expect to be here for at least 90 minutes. We also have a post-float lounge with complimentary tea, an aromatherapy oxygen bar, and some books. So no need to rush back into reality, stay as long as you like.

     

    We now offer 90 minute floats at 9 PM and 9:30 PM every day of the week, and all day Sunday, at no extra charge!!

     

    If you are interested in even longer float sessions, contact us directly and we can help you out!

  • How do I know when my float is over?

    Soft music will fade in to let you know when your session is over. We also use a light in our pro-float Cabin to wake people up.

  • What if I fall asleep in the tank?

    No problem! Many people fall asleep in the tank, but the water is so buoyant that you stay afloat.

  • Is there an ideal time in the day to float?

    Not really. This depends on your floating intention. Some people prefer to float in the morning to set the tone for the day, to manage pain, or to “come down” off of a night shift. While others prefer to float in the evening to de-stress after a busy day or help prepare them for sleep. Or, some people pop-by to float if they are applying visualization techniques to enhance athletic performance or to think more deeply about school/work challenges. Finally, some people float whenever they have some free time!

  • How often should I float?

    Whatever “floats” your boat. But seriously, it really depends on you and what works for your schedule. We consider floating to be a maintenance therapy, so floating on a regular basis is considered better. That could be a few days a week or once a month. We have different membership options to accommodate variations in floating frequency.

  • Can I float for less than 60 minutes?

    Yes, you are more than welcome to get out of the float tank at any point during your session. However, we do not offer discounted floats for sessions shorter than 60 minutes.

  • Can I float with music?

    Although we recommend complete sensory deprivation for the full experience, we can play music for the duration of your float session. Just let us know when you book your appointment. If you want to bring your own audio device, let us know prior to booking so we can put you in the proper tank.

  • Can I float under the influence of drugs or alcohol?

    No.

  • Can I float if I dyed my hair?

    We ask that people wait at least 7 days after dyeing their hair. If you notice that you still have colour washing out after the 7 days, we ask that you wait until the dye has bled out completely. The dye can contaminate the water or stain the inside of the float tanks. Please consult your hairstylist before floating if you are unsure if the high concentration of epsom salts will compromise your hair quality.

  • Can I float if I’m pregnant?

    Yes! Because of the anti-gravity effect, many pregnant women report the reduction of aches and pains on the spine and joints. In addition, women have expressed special “bonding” with the baby in the second/trimester as they become hyper-aware of any movement within the womb. If you are floating near the end of your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with a physician before coming in.

  • Can I float if I’m on my period?

    Yes! Take the same precautions as if you were going swimming in a public pool.

  • Can children float?

    In our experience, children under the age of 12 have a difficult time floating (they don’t want to stay still, float tank is too dark, or they splash salt water in their eyes etc). If you think your child would enjoy or benefit from floating, we may recommend that you stay in the float room with them while they adjust to the experience.

  • Can more than one person float in a tank at a time?

    No, our float tanks are designed for one person only. Since we have 3 float tanks, we can have up to 3 people floating at any one time.

  • How often do Zee Float staff float?

    Depending on our schedules, Zee Float staff try to float once a week. If we can float more frequently, we will!

  • Is this new-agey mumbo jumbo?

    Floating has been around for over 50 years, and has published research to back it up.

  • How do I book a float appointment?

    All of our float sessions are appointment based. Purchase your float online and then visit our online scheduler to select a tank and a float time. You are also more than welcome to book your appointment over the phone.

  • How do memberships work?

    Memberships work a lot like a gym membership. Depending on your membership type, your credit card will be debited and the appropriate amount of floats will be added to your Zee Float account as credits each month. These credits can be used to book float sessions in any available room for any available times.

  • What if I don't use all my floats that month?

    No problem, float credits carry forward and never expire. They are also fully transferable and shareable. Credits can be sent via email to anyone you think could use a float.

  • Is there any contract to sign?

    No. There is no fine print and memberships can be cancelled at any time.