(818) 639-3572

September 2020

JUST FLOAT – COVID-19

As our world moves into a period of heightened safety awareness concerning the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we at Just Float want to directly address the importance of immune health, stress reduction, the highest-levels of cleanliness, and how floatation therapy is one of several crucial tools you can use to support yourself during this stressful time.

* CDC Says Floatation Tanks are SAFE from Corona Virus Infection/Spread. 

* In light of current events, immune system strength is more important than ever. Floating is a powerful ally in that battle. 

* Just Float is staying on top of the situation and is one of the cleanest and well-maintained communal spaces in Los Angeles. 

* In order to ensure the highest standards of safety, any client or staff showing any signs of illness will be asked to remain off-premises. Floating is preventative, not curative. 

 

Meditation based therapies like floating and a regular meditation/mindfulness practice have been scientifically shown to strengthen both immune systems and overall health.  

 

Additionally, we encourage all our clients, family, and friends to continue living healthy lifestyles of eating high-quality nutritious food, regular exercise, daily meditation, Wim-Hof breathing, increased handwashing, and avoiding touching your face.

As you choose which businesses to interact with during this time, we understand you may have questions about the safety of floating and our facility disinfection processes. Rest assured, Just Float is exceeding industry-wide standards. Our building was already set up in a way that equipped us to easily handle the necessary changes to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients. 

  •  Each room is equipped with its own air filtration system, meaning the air only circulates in and out of your room. Even if someone is floating nearby, you are not sharing air. 
  • The water itself is also safe and sanitary; between the high salinity, being treated with high concentration Hydrogen Peroxide, and irradiated with UV light, virtually nothing can survive in float tank water. 
  • When sanitizing the rooms between clients, the inside of the cabin and the entire shower area are sanitized with Hydrogen Peroxide (which kills the COVID virus), and all high touchpoints are sanitized even further with Simple Green PRO D-5 (a food-safe industrial disinfectant used in both hospitals and food packaging facilities). 
  • Throughout the day we also regularly disinfect all common areas of Just Float, including the reception area, door handles, tablets, countertops, bathroom areas, etc.
  • The rooms have only the basics- a towel and a hand towel that are fresh for each client, and the spray bottle and float halo, which are both sanitized between each appointment. All other amenities are at the front desk with us and are given out upon request. 
  • Because of our size and number of tanks, we are able to stagger appointments to allow more time in between appointments, as well as limit, and in most cases eliminate, any interaction between clients in the common spaces and we require masks at all times outside the suites.
  • Unfortunately, we’ve temporarily closed the grooming room and tea lounge, and are sanitizing the restrooms frequently throughout the day. 

The CDC has released this official statement:There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools or hot tubs.  Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”  Additionally, Dr. Roy Vore, a microbial physiologist with the CDC, specializing in the management of recreational waters and the safety and efficacy of float tank systems has stated that the Corona Virus “is not spread in water, such as float water”. 

As always, providing a safe, clean, supportive environment for our clients is our highest priority.

Finally, if you are feeling ill, please stay home. Floating is to aid in the prevention of illness, not curative once you are sick.

If you have any questions, please reach out, we are here to support you!

Michael Ruskow

Owner & Founder