Flotation Therapy on the Rise 

 

People all over the world are becoming more educated on flotation therapy and its very long list of benefits. In the U.S the amount of float centers opening up has almost doubled every year for the last 3 years. This is an industry that expands from athletic teams using float tanks for recovery times and increased visualization, to Neurological Departments using these tanks to study the brain and sleep patterns. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I wear in the float tank?

    • The most effective way to float is in the nude, wearing swimming suits may be a distraction to the deep relaxation experience

  • Before I Float? 

    • No heavy meals, light meals or empty stomach recommended for most relaxing experience.

    • No Caffeine 3 hrs before float

    • No Shaving before float (salt water can sting, making floats unpleasant)

  • Will I feel claustrophobic in the pod?

    • Claustrophobic sensations are unlikely

    • The space inside the floatation pod is 4 feet wide by 8.5 feet long, and the user is in complete control of this experience. 

    • User can float with the lid open

  • How do I know the water is clean?

    • We have a state of the art 1 micron filter in size and are FDA compliant for drinking water (Class 1 Filtration)

    • Most Pools/Spas only filter to 20 or 30 microns

    • Included with the 1 micron filter these pods are equip with the Solar Eclipse Ozone, UV Sanitation Filter, and Evolution Flow Control System. (This filter eliminates hair, algae, bacteria, viruses, molds, suntan oils, body oils, and sweat).

  • Are there people who shouldn't float?

    • infectious skin or respiratory disorders

    • Open Wounds

    • Epilepsy or serious mental conditions

    • Color or perm hair within 7 days

    • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs

    • Incontinence

  • Is it possible to drown in the float tank? Even if I fall asleep?

    • No, Drowning is not possible

    • The 11 inches of water is very dense and makes the water very buoyant

    •  It is very difficult to turn over in the tank and if you managed to the salt would irritate your eyes and wake you up

  • Can I float if i'm Pregnant?

    • Yes, The float tank is wonderful for pregnant women!

    • Women report a stronger connection with their baby when exposed to this environment.

    • The low gravity environment have been one of the most effective natural pain relief therapies available for pregnant women. The extra weight carried by the mother to be can be very stressful due to the forces of gravity. Floating eliminates the negative effects of gravity, which cause joint pain, inflammation, and stress. Pregnant women have also reported a reduction of erratic movements of the baby inside the womb while in the pod because of the "mirror effect." The baby is relaxed inside the womb as the mother is relaxed in the float pod.

    • Women who are pregnant should ask their physician before floating

  • How long do float sessions last?

    • Your float is 1 hour long but aim to arrive 10-15 minutes early so that you have time to check in and shower before your float.

  • Can I float during menstruation?

    •  Yes, just follow the same protocol you would for a pool or hot tub.

  • What do I need to bring to my Float?

    • If you wear contacts, bring a case! if you forget we have some cases and solution for backup.

    • Other than that, you don't need to bring anything! Floating takes place in a private room so no bathing suit needed. 

    • We provide towels, washcloth, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel so you can wash before and after your float.  Silicone packs and earplugs are also provided.

 

Infrared Sauna FAQ

 

  • Does infrared technology interfere with implants (metal, silicone, etc.)?

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna. More on Health & Safety

  • Help me understand the difference between ceramic and carbon technology.

Both technologies are ways to deliver infrared heat, but ceramic rods have now been surpassed by carbon panel technology thanks to the latter’s ability to produce a more consistent infrared output at lower temperatures given its surface area. Ceramic rods must be brought to excessively high heats, resulting in hot and cold spots throughout your sauna. All Sunlighten saunas use carbon-based technology, and in fact, are the only carbon-based heaters with clinical backing. Learn More

  • What is EMF? Is it harmful to the body?

EMF (electric and magnetic fields) are waves of electric and magnetic energy radiating through space. High EMF levels are often associated with power lines.

EMF is everywhere in our homes and offices. The electrical appliances we use (an electric can opener at close range emits substantial EMFs), computers, monitors, keyboards and mice, wireless modems, cordless phones, clock radios, hair dryers, mobile phones, microwave ovens and more – all produce EMFs.

Despite the extensive research over the last 20 years, the general scientific consensus is that there is not sufficient evidence to show a definitive cause and effect relationship in regards to EMF exposure. Two national research organizations (the National Research Council and the National Institute of Health) have looked at the studies and have concluded that there is not strong evidence that EMF exposures pose a health risk. Currently in the U.S., there are no standards limiting exposure to EMF.

Although the current scientific evidence provides no definitive answers regarding EMF, there is enough uncertainty that some people want to reduce their exposure to EMF. For that reason, we have limited the levels of EMF from our heaters as much as possible.

The EMF levels of Sunlighten saunas are well below the threshold of what is generally considered safe, and in fact, produce less EMF than a standard hair dryer. The EMF attributable to a hair dryer at 6″ away is about 300 mG. (EMFs are measured in units called milligauss (mG).)

If you are concerned at all about EMF, our Signature and Solo contain our Ultra Low EMF Solocarbon heaters. Our exclusive manufacturing process allows us to cancel out EMF to levels that are virtually undetectable. View our third-party EMF testing from VitalTech

Should you have any questions at all about EMF and Sunlighten infrared saunas, please contact us. One of our team members would be happy to discuss all of this further with you! 

  • What health benefits are associated with infrared heat, and which have been proven and documented?

All of our health benefits have been either clinically shown on our heaters or are based on studies of infrared wavelengths that we precisely mimic in our heaters. Our mPulse Series, with its Solocarbon Custom Spectrum full infrared (vs. far infrared delivered in our Solo, Sunburst, Select and Signature models) unlocks the full range of health benefits. To view all 9 clinically-backed health benefits by infrared wavelength (near, mid and far), Click Here.