FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT FLOATING

What if I don't float?

A common question, as some struggle to float in other bodies of water—we assure you, as a human being, you will absolutely float in our highly salinated Float Pods (more buoyant than the Dead Sea!)

What are the benefits of Float Therapy?

There are many benefits of flotation—three of the most significant are relaxation, pain relief and better sleep.

A summary of benefits, both Physical and Mental includes:

Physical Benefits:

Deep Relaxation and Theta Wave Production
Increased Blood Circulation
Increased Healing Ability
Pain Management
Increased Immune Function
Enhanced Athletic Training

Mental Benefits:
Stress Reduction
Increased Creativity
Increased Sensory Acuity/Reaction Time
Sleep Schedule Maintenance
Feelings of Euphoria

and more!

For more information on these benefits, please visit our Benefits Page!

I'm claustrophobic. How can I use the REST Pod?

We pride ourselves on providing an experience in which all guests can be comfortable experiencing flotation therapy.

Guests are in complete control of their Float Pod lid, which may be left open, partially open or closed. Each Pod features a multi-colored LED light which is in the total control of the guest. A selection of music options—including the option to bring your own music are available for each session.

Each Float Pod also features a 2-way intercom connecting to the front desk should you need help or have any concerns in your session.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask your Float Consultant for assistance!

Are there any contraindications for Float Therapy?

True REST encourages clients to check with their doctor when beginning any new health regimen, such as flotation.

However, Float Therapy is safe for just about everyone! However, those with epileptic conditions or who have kidney disease (as the kidneys are responsible for processing Magnesium) should take extra precautions in consulting their physician before floating.

Can I float while pregnant?

Yes! In fact, pregnant clients may experience some of the greatest relief from floating—physically and mentally. The added weight and pressure on the mother’s body is likely to cause pain and discomfort, the weightless impact of floating can provide much relief!

Many clients report a unique and memorable experience floating while pregnant.

Are there any side-effects?

Rarely, clients may experience nausea. This is typically indicative of a detox reaction responding to stress—which is often held in the stomach. Ultimately, releasing this stress is beneficial—thought it may be uncomfortable in the moment. Ask your Float Consultant about trying the oxygen bar if you feel nausea, as this can relieve discomfort.

While this level of nausea is fairly uncommon, we do ask that guests exit the pod if they believe they may be sick. Flotation is powerful; please remember to drink plenty of water after your session!

Can I safely fall asleep/is there a risk of drowning?

We encourage clients to relax and release any worries of dozing off while in the Float Pod. Each Float Pod contains just 10 inches of highly salinated water—thus, it is not required that guests know how to swim. This solution supports you no matter how you might toss and turn in the Float Pod.

Though it is difficult to accidentally flip onto your belly in the tank, if this occurred the extremely high salt concentration (1,000 lbs) immediately causes discomfort in the eyes, nose and mouth.

Will my skin wrinkle?

The high level of Epsom Salts in each Float Pod actually prevents the skin from wrinkling! It will, however, leave your skin silky smooth.

True REST Float Spa® FAQ’s

What can I expect on my 1st visit?

We’re so excited you’re coming to float with us!

New clients need to arrive 30 minutes before appointment time—this allows time to complete paperwork, watch our Intro to Floating video and be given a through tour of the spa and your Pod suite.

Those who arrive late will need to reschedule—this is to preserve the quietness and integrity of all our floats, which we start simultaneously.

All you need to bring are:

Yourself
Your towel (or grab one from the location)
Flip Flops (we also offer complimentary flip flops)
Brush or comb if needed
We provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion , q-tips and blow dryers.

When was True REST founded?

True REST was founded in 2010 by Nick and Holly Janicki, who opened their original location in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2012, the two moved this location to Tempe, AZ where it remains open today. In 2014 True REST began opening more locations and franchising across the nation.

We now have locations in Ohio, California and more! For a list of all of our current locations, click here.

How do I prepare—and what do I bring?

REST is perhaps the easiest pastime imaginable. However, there are a few ways you can prepare for the best float possible.

  • Avoid shaving, tanning, waxing—or anything else that would increase the sensitivity of your skin.

We provide Vaseline in each Pod Suite to protect any small cuts and grazes from stinging!

  •    Hair color needs to be “set” before coming in to float (your shower water is running completely clear). Please reschedule if it is not.
  •    We encourage clients to avoid caffeine for at least 4 hours before floating for the most relaxing experience.
  •    Females experiencing their menstrual cycle the day of their float MUST reschedule their appointments free of charge—thank you!
  • If you have recently colored your hair, it must be set (the shower water runs clear) before floating.
  •    Because floating is so relaxing, if you come on an empty stomach, you may be distracted by stomach grumbles.

We recommend eating something small prior to your float, but allowing at least 30 minutes to digest before your appointment.

  •    There’s a lot of salt in our float spas. Thus, it is best to avoid wearing your “best clothes”. We recommend comfortable garments that are easy to change in and out of.

 

  •   We provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, q-tips and complimentary flip-flops—towels are also offered as a complimentary perk, or for a minimal rental charge depending on location.

 

  • We encourage clients to float nude for the greatest experience—each room does have its own shower and changing area. Of course, feel free to bring a swimsuit if you’ld like!

 

  •    Those under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted to float.

 

Please visit our ‘Get Started‘ page for further details regarding your first float! We can’t wait to welcome you to True REST.

How long is a float?

True REST books floats in 60 minute increments. However you are more than welcome to book a float for more than one hour!

How is the water cleaned?

True REST® complies with stringent health and safety regulations. The water in the Float Pod is likely the most pristine you have ever been in!

The water in each Float Pod is mostly salt—a solution which is inherently sterile. After each float, and anytime the Pod is not in use, our state of the art purification system purifies the water.

Between each session every Float Pod’s water is completely purified 4 times with a 5-micron filter and both Ozone and UV Light technology to purify and disinfect the water. Read more about the benefits of Ozone and UV as purifiers, here.

Our high standards and commitment to cleanliness ensures that each client will experience a pristine pod and suite for each float.

What if I get salt in my eyes?

It happens to the best of us. You can avoid this momentary discomfort best by avoiding touching your face with your hands during your session.

However, if salt finds its way into your eyes we do provide a squirt bottle full of fresh water in each Float Pod. Many locations also provide a face towel to bring into your float for any need that may require touching the face mid-float.

How do I schedule my appointment?

To schedule your float, please call the appropriate location , or book online.