In the current context, many people wonder about the risks inherent in leaving their homes. The legitimate temptation for everyone is probably to limit activities that are considered non-essential. However, not all of them are equal in terms of health risks.
Is it risky to float during this period?
The short answer is no.
Floating in a sensory isolation tank has a number of features that probably make it safer than going to the supermarket.
It is also safer than most other wellness activities:
- Interaction: there is no physical contact between you and any practitioner
- Hygiene: Clients shower before and after each float session, which makes a significant difference in terms of risk reduction
- Containment : with a maximum of 4 clients at any one time in the centre, it is easy to maintain social distancing
In addition, float therapy offers a quadruple technical protection provided by a water saturated in magnesium sulphate, already naturally sterile, which undergoes several treatments:
- Regular injection of hydrogen peroxide H202 with sterilising and disinfecting properties
- Filtration of the total volume of water 3 times between each session through a high efficiency 1 micron filter (100 times finer than the diameter of a hair)
- Water disinfection with bactericidal UV light
In terms of surface treatment, the cabins and tanks interiors are fully disinfected between each client and the centre’s hygiene is maintained on a daily basis using commercial grade disinfectants.
Our number one priority is to ensure the health and safety of our team and the customers who choose to float with us. The already high sanitary standards have been reinforced during this particular period to ensure a perfectly hygienic activity.
What do the scientists say?
According to the French High Council for Public Health (HCSP), while “no data on resistance to disinfection, specific to SARS-CoV-2, is available at this time, studies conducted on SARS-CoV [2002-2003 epidemic, NLDR] indicate that disinfection with chlorine or UV radiation is effective. They are also inactivated by heat (about 30 minutes at 60°C).
“The virus does not spread in water, such as flotation water” (Dr Roy Vore, microbiologist)
According to an opinion published by the French Society of Hospital Hygiene, “swimming pool water does not seem to be a suitable place for the survival and development of viruses”.
All agree that the potential risk in swimming pools and bathing areas comes almost exclusively from the close physical interaction between users.
What are the precautions we take?
The already stringent cleaning and disinfection procedures have been reinforced between each customer:
- Masks must be worn in the common areas of the centre. Only once inside your cell can the mask be removed
- We use an antibacterial solution on all contact surfaces (capsule lid, capsule handles, door handles, control knobs, tea thermos, etc.) between each session.
- A non-contact hydroalcoholic gel solution has been installed at the reception desk, and its use is mandatory before entering the centre.
What to do if you are experiencing symptoms and have already booked with us?
Please contact us by e-mail or telephone and we will be happy to reschedule your session to a later time slot.
For any questions related to our sanitary procedures please contact us directly here.
See you soon in zero gravity,
The GRAVITEAM 🚀