Flotation FAQs | CRYOTHERAPY INDY
Frequently Asked Questions

What is floatation therapy?

Floatation therapy is a unique experience where the client floats weightlessly on their back in a dense saline solution. Our sensory deprivation pod or tank are filled with around a foot of water, and loaded with over 800 pounds of Epsom salt.

Why should I use the floatation tank?

Floatation therapy doesn’t just benefit the body—it benefits the mind. From muscle relaxation and stress relief to rapid muscle recovery and improved concentration, floatation therapy can feel miraculous inside and out. To learn more about what floating can do for you, check out our Benefits page.

Who can float?

Anyone can experience benefits from floatation therapy. It is safe for all adults, including pregnant women, however we recommend consulting a physician if you suffer from a medical condition, or have personal concerns about your medical safety while floating. There is a weight limit of 350 lbs. We recommend the following individuals refrain from floating:

  • If you have uncontrolled seizures or epilepsy
  • If you have kidney disease
  • If you are diabetic with insulin dependency (unless medically controlled)
  • If you are medicated in any way that may be affected by immersion in magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt)
  • If you suffer from abnormally high (greater than 180/120) or low (lower than 90/50) blood pressure
  • If you have any communicable or infectious disease, illness, skin disorder, cuts, open sores, or wounds
  • If you suffer from severe claustrophobia or other uncontrolled anxiety disorders
  • If you are currently under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or heavy medications
  • If you are currently menstruating
  • If you have applied artificial tanner within the last 72 hours before your session
  • If you have colored your hair in the last 48 hours before your session
  • If you have shaved within the last 24 hours before your session

What do I need to wear?

Only proper swimwear is allowed to be worn in an isolation pod, although most people choose to wear nothing at all to enhance the experience of detachment and relaxation.

How long are sessions?

Our floatation therapy sessions last 1 hour. If you are interested in a longer session, please speak with a member of our staff.

Can I get out of the pod before the hour is over?

Yes. To get out of the tank, simply push the very light cover open.

Can a tank run out of air?

Although our tanks are soundproof and lightproof, we have a ventilation system so air circulation is maintained.

What if I don’t know how to float?

Because of the salinity of the water in the pods, it is impossible not to float. The saltwater creates buoyancy, so you will not sink. Your face remains out of the water the entire time.

Can I drown in a float tank?

While it is possible to drown in any amount of liquid, the high concentration of salt in float tanks keeps you from sinking. You must exert effort to turn onto your side or attempt to float upside down. Many people are able to sleep in the tanks safely.

Are floatation tanks sanitary?

The sanitation of our tanks are maintained in multiple ways. First, the large concentration of salt in the water keeps all forms of life from growing (including bacterium and other microbes). Further, the rich oxygen atmosphere in the tank is purified, and the entire tank is sterilized with high filtration system and UV light between every session.

What if I am claustrophobic?

Our tanks are a spacious 9’x5’, and allow for individuals to fully stretch out. We also recommend that individuals who are particularly concerned about the enclosed space may spend their first session with the door to the tank open, or partially open. Most individuals report feeling calm in the tanks, despite any of their fears.

Do I need to book appointments ahead of time?

We recommend booking in advance, due to the volume of clients. Please call our office at 317-449-2030 to schedule your float.

Can my friend and I float at the same time?

We currently only have one float pod in our facility, however, we would be more than happy to schedule back to back floats. We have a comfortable area to sit while you wait, where you can enjoy complimentary massage chairs and watch television; or if you’d like, feel free to ask our staff about our other services.

What if I am concerned about my privacy?

We take your personal comfort and privacy seriously, and have a special entrance available. Simply call ahead and our staff will provide instructions, if privacy is a concern.