Absolutely. The water is far cleaner then any swimming pool you’ve taken a dip in. We use Micron Filtration, Ultra Violet Rays, and Ozone Generators to keep the water at it’s cleanest. Even better, our powerful filtration system runs 3 complete cycles in between floats, providing our guests with the most sanitary environment possible. And don’t forget Epsom salts are a natural disinfectant and are present in a super loaded amount.
what if i am claustrophobic?
Fear not, you are in complete control of the environment. You can float with light on, music or you can simply open the pod/door should you feel the need. Typically, floating is such a freeing experience, your anxiety of small spaces goes away quickly.
do i need to bring anything?
You can bring your swimsuit, however most prefer to float in the nude as material on the body stimulates the senses. We provide non-GMO bath products, earplugs, fluffy towels pretty much everything you need. Feel free to bring your own hair brush/comb, deodorant, slippers and anything else that makes you feel as though you are at home!
what do i need to do to prepare?
Not much. Just a couple things to keep in mind. Don’t shave or wax before floating. We provide vitamin a&d for small cuts. Please do not wear any hair or skin products prior to floating and don’t drink coffee for several hours beforehand.
that's a lot of salt. what is magnesium sulfate?
It’s Magic. Magnesium Sulfate is a mineral, which has been shown to help detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system, trigger the release of endorphins (happy chemicals), and provide relief for physical, mental, and emotional stress and fatigue.
what other activities complement floating?
We have found stretching, sweating/performing physical activity (yoga, cardio or spending time in the sauna) before you float to greatly enhance the floating experience. Your body has expended pent-up energy, muscles and tissues are loose and flowing with blood.
i'm pregnant. can i float?
Yes. It’s probably the craziest, most stressful period of your life. Pregnant women have used floating to relieve the stress on their bodies for decades. If you’re in your first trimester or have any concerns, please consult with your doctor before booking a float.
can i eat before i float?
A light meal. Try to eat a few hours before the float so you won't need to use the bathroom in the middle of your session. Also avoid caffeine a few hours prior to entering the pod.
what about my hair?
please do not shave or wax the day of your float. there is ton of epsom salt in the water and the chances of your skin being irritated is high. if you have recently dyed your hair, please schedule your session when your hair color has set, typically one week after your coloring.
what should I expect?
Be without expectations! The beauty of pause is that it allows your mind to go wherever it wants to go with no constraints. Forcing expectations upon the experience will inhibit the natural journey that your mind wants to take.
when should I arrive?
Life is crazy. Arrive 10 minutes early and take a few minutes to wind down
in the pause lounge before your session begins. You can read, do some deep breathing, recite a mantra, or simply close your eyes. Entering your float room in a relaxed state will maximize your float experience.
And, after your 60 minutes of bliss, it can be jolting to jump right back into the chaos of your day. Take time to soak in the experience that you just had. Journal, sip our organic tea, ponder any thoughts that may have come up during your session, or simply bask in the amazing post-float afterglow.
it's los angeles. where can i park?
There is metered street parking on Washington Blvd directly in front of Pause and complimentary street parking on Glencoe and Walgrove – see posted parking sign restrictions. You are able to park in back of Pause after 6pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.