List of contraindications for a floatation session

Floatation is very beneficial procedure, but it has some contraindications*:

1. Open or healing skin wounds, lesions, and any infectious or contagious disease.
2. Any communicable disease or disorder.
3. Persons who are diabetic and are insulin dependent.
4. Persons who are pregnant.
5. Persons with kidney disease.
6. Persons who experience discomfort in a warm, humid environment or from cutaneous (on the surface of the skin) exposure to concentrated magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) water solution.
7. Persons who are not fully bowel and bladder continent.
8. Persons who have any condition which may be adversely affected by cutaneous absorption of magnesium.
9. Any infectious diseases, i.e.

  • Skin rash
  • First 24 hours of cold or UTI
  • Open sores
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Herpes

10. Epileptic or on seizure medication
11. On any other medications, other chemicals or alcohol
12. History of high or low blood pressure
13. Contact lenses – need to be removed
14. Blood pressure 180/120 or above
Blood pressure 90/50 or below or heart problems
15. Ear problems – may want to wear earplugs
16. Skin sensitivity
17. Any recent illnesses or injuries

*If you have any of these conditions, please consult your doctor and have a note.