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Are float tanks safe?

21 August 2020, by i-sopod

Yes! Floatation tanks are inherently safe when used by your average adult. Kids under 16 can use them, but should be supervised—always a good idea anyway, right? People with certain medical conditions should ask their medical practitioner or doctor if floatation tanks are right for them.

Floatation should be avoided entirely if you are currently experiencing any of the following conditions:

· Epilepsy (not controlled by medication)
· Kidney disease
· Low blood pressure
· Any contagious disease, including diarrhoea or gastroenteritis (and for the next 14 days)
· Coronavirus (COVID-19) or any of its symptoms (and for the next 14 days)
· Open wounds or skin ulcers
· If you are under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol

You’ll want to check with your health advisor before using a floatation tank if you have a history of:

· Heart condition
· Complications in a pregnancy
· Psychosis
· Severe psoriasis and eczema (Note: Epsom salt works wonders for soothing mild cases of these disorders)

People always ask me if there’s any risk of drowning while floating. And, sure, it’s true that it is possible to drown in any body of liquid, but float tanks are fundamentally safe due to the high levels of buoyancy provided by the Epsom salts. It’s basically impossible to sink! Touching the bottom of the pool takes a conscious effort and it’s actually pretty common for people to fall asleep while floating. It’s that effortless!

To sum up, floatation tanks are a safe and low-risk activity, with an ever-growing body of medical evidence suggesting that flotation tanks can have many beneficial effects, including reduced stress and anxiety (couldn’t we all use this?), better sleep, decreased pain, and an easing of the effects of PTSD. Our customers regularly report that floating boosts both their sense of well-being and happiness level.