FAQ's

Float Therapy Questions

Do you wear clothes in float therapy?
No, ideally you want to have on as little as possible for best results. Most people wear a bathing suit. 

Are floating spas sanitary?
Yes, the tanks are filtered and cleaned between each client(s). The high levels of dissolved Epsom salt raise the salinity of the water, creating an inhospitable environment for bacteria. 

Who should not use a float tank?
Floatation is not recommended if you have epilepsy, kidney disease, low blood pressure, any contagious disease, including diarrhea or gastroenteritis (and for 14 days following), open wounds or skin ulcers.

What if I am Claustrophobic?
Claustrophobia is one of the most common initial concerns and people who struggle with it consistently report no problems with floating, as the lack of light in our spacious and open pools gives more of an expansive feeling without any boundaries. You’re in control of your float and can get out at any time.

Can I drown if I fall asleep?
No. It’s common to fall asleep for parts or sometimes all of your float and the water is so buoyant that you always stay afloat. The worst that can happen is being woken by a little saltwater in your eyes, though our open pools make this unlikely.

Can I float while menstruating?
Yes, you can. However, we would request that you wait for you cycle to end to float at our facility.

Has anyone drowned in a float pool?
No. this is a common myth. The amount of Epsom salt makes the water extremely buoyant, so it’s very difficult to turn over in the water.

Do float tanks dehydrate you?
No, it will not dehydrate you.

Do float spas change the water?
We test our water daily and adhere to all guidelines and change the water when it’s appropriate. 

How often should you float?
Floating should be done at least once a week for optimal results. Results will last a few days after each float.

Is there a weight limit for float pools?
No, there is no weight limit. The buoyancy of the water allows for any weight limit, so long as the client can properly maneuver in and out of the float pool.

Is floating good for your skin
Absolutely! This is a great way to increase magnesium in the body, which is beneficial for supporting muscle and nerve function and energy production!


Infrared Sauna Questions

Is an infrared sauna better than a regular sauna?
Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat the body from within rather than the air from without as used in a traditional Sauna.

Can infrared light give you cancer?
There are no reports on infrared light being a cancer causing agent, but there are studies done that have determined over exposure to Infrared light and high heat can cause thermal injury even if you don’t feel pain. This is why there is a maximum time limit of 50 minutes of Sauna use.

Should I drink water in the sauna?
It is recommended to drink one full glass of water before and after Sauna use to avoid dehydration.

How often should you do infrared sauna?
Similar to floating, infrared sauna use has its benefits, and using it on a regular basis will promote results faster. On average, most people partake in 30-45 minute sessions, 3-4 times a week.

Can infrared penetrate clothing?
Yes, near infrared light, which is invisible to the eye, will penetrate through clothes and many bandages and dressings.

Does infrared light help wrinkles?
Research shows that red and infrared light therapy can significantly improve skin complexion, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and increase collagen density.

Can infrared penetrate skin?
Infrared radiation can penetrate the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue to differing extents depending on the exact wavelength range being studied. Exposure to infrared is perceived as heat.


Halotherpay Questions

Is salt air good for lungs?
The detoxifying effects of breathing in salt-rich air can reduce symptoms of various respiratory illnesses and skin conditions, reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the signs of aging.

How often should you do salt therapy?
Salt therapy is most effective when administered consistently at a minimum of 2x/week for 8-12 weeks. 


Aquatic Therapy Questions

What is aquatic therapy used for?
This uses the physical properties of water to assist in patient healing and exercise performance. Those who have knee-joint pain and can not use gym equipment, can really benefit from the buoyancy of the water and treadmill in the Aquatic Therapy tank.

Who should use aquatic therapy?
There are contraindications for Aquatic Therapy. People who have Cardiac disease, open wounds, fever, infections, or those who have incontinence are not candidates for Aquatic Therapy.

Does insurance cover aquatic therapy?
Aquatic therapy is recognized as a standard physical therapy modality by all insurances. If you have physical therapy benefits with your insurance plan then aquatic therapy is most likely a covered service.

What do you wear to aquatic therapy?
Most people wear a bathing suit. If you’re more comfortable with a shirt on, too and don’t mind getting your clothes wet, that is an acceptable option. You can choose to be barefoot or you may wear water shoes or shoes you don’t mind getting wet. It’s not recommended to wear any type or sandal or flip flop, as these are not sturdy forms of footwear.

What are the health benefits of aquatic activities?
This therapy improves balance, circulation, muscle strength, joint flexibility,  and decreases pain. The buoyancy of the water allows for easy use of your lower limbs and the heat of the water aids in relaxing the muscles that may be stiff or sore. 

What are the side effects of water therapy?
After a session you may experience some fatigue, pain, muscle soreness, muscle pain, muscle fatigue and a burning sensation. You will want to stay hydrated before and after, so that these possible side effects are minimal.

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Office Hours

Hours of Operation as of February 1, 2024

BrookBelle Alternative Healthcare

Monday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-11:00 am

Sunday:

Closed